Tanaya is kidnapped by Robbin' 'Ood before the heroes arrive in Baharata. The reason for her kidnapping is never mentioned in the game, though it is presumably for a significant ransom. She and her fiance, Gopal, are later rescued by the heroes after they defeat the criminal for a second time in Kidnapper's Cave.
Both she and Gopal inherit the pepper shop from her grandfather.
- Tania (Dragon Quest VI), a character who shared a name with Tanaya's earlier localization.