|Location||Azura's Star Interior|
|Primary Skills||Destruction, Illusion, Heavy Armor, One-handed|
|Perks||Mage Armor (rank 1); Magic Resistance (rank 1); Recovery (rank 1); Regeneration|
Malyn Varen is a Dunmer sorcerer and former teacher at the College of Winterhold. He was pursuing research with soul gems, particularly the Daedric artifact Azura's Star although his research had a secret personal agenda. He was dying from disease and wanted to use Azura's Star to seal his own soul and become immortal. However the rules of the star were that it would only allow white souls to enter and being a mortal, his soul was black.
After continuous experimenting on the star, Azura began to curse him and drive him insane, his behavior became erratic, he would see things that weren't there and shout at students for things they hadn't said. After he killed a student and began using her soul for his research, he was exiled from the College. He left with his most loyal students to Ilinalta's Deep where he could continue his research free of the prying eyes of his colleagues in Winterhold.
After he left the college he became more and more desperate, even to the point he was damaging the exterior of the star. Although he had finally succeeded in sealing his soul in the star, it was falling apart and required a constant supply of black souls to hold it together and keep him alive, which his disciples provided for him.
The skeleton of Malyn Varen is found inside Ilinalta's Deluge sitting on his throne, with his grimoire beside him and Azura's Star at his feet. Malyn himself wears hooded black mage robes and a pair of boots.
 Related Quests
Malyn knows the following spells:
- Ironically, if you kill a Dremora and he gets to the body, he may comment, "Murder! By Azura, who would do such a thing?".
- After killing Malyn you may be attacked by necromancers carrying a scrawled note while out in the wilderness.
- As a Dunmer, he will say "Azura curse you!" during the fight, even if the player is the champion Azura sent after him.