|Appears||Letters from Zedelghem|
|Relationships|| Jocasta Ayrs, wife|
Eva Ayrs, daughter
|Relationships||Jocasta Ayrs, wife|
|Previous Life||Captain Molyneux|
|Next Life||Timothy Cavendish|
Vyvyan Ayrs lives as the master of Chateau Zedelghem with his wife, Jocasta, and his daughter, Eva. Robert Frobisher, in "Letters from Zedelghem," arrives at his door one summer and is taken on as a musical assistant. He accepts Frobisher into his household and together they compose a critically acclaimed concerto. Ayrs is initially portrayed as a senile, old fool, but the reader realizes towards the end of the second portion of the story that Ayrs has been manipulating the situation with Frobisher from the very beginning. When Frobisher refuses to continue to play Ayrs' games, he is banished from the Chateau.
Ayrs is also mentioned as an example of a prominent composer in Mitchell's novel "Black Swan Green" .
- "Any society's upper crust is riddled with immorality, how else d'you think they keep their power?"
- —Vyvyan Ayrs