Quick Walkthrough
- Talk to a questgiver of the Mages Guild.
- Travel to the dungeon mentioned by the questgiver.
- Find the Atronach within and kill it.
- Return to the questgiver and collect your reward.
- Be sure to follow the time limit.
 Detailed Walkthrough
 Quest Offer
Rather embarassing, but one of our experiments has prematurely evacuated our laboratory. Even worse, it left before it was fed so it's doubtless going to be ill-tempered. Thankfully, it is a disposable creature, a common atronach. On the other hand, we certainly do not need our reputation sullied by a maddened atronach's rampage. If you'd be willing to track the sad beast down and put it out of its, and our, misery, we could offer you, say, (random gold) gold in return. Interested?
Actually, we have had a bit of excitement in this dull old place lately. In a rather routine atronachy class, one of the subjects managed to ... well, the details are notimportant. What is, is that there's an atronach on the loose in (region) that can easily be traced back to this Guild and our maladministration. You're the type who could end this affair with the minimum of embarassment, yes?
 Quest Acceptance
Questgiver goes on:
You will? (exlamation), what a relief. The miserable creature has apparently taken up residence in a nasty little hole they call (dungeon). For our reputation's sake, it is essential that this be done quickly and quietly, so if you're not able to dispatch the atronach in (time limit) days, don't bother coming back for your reward. Good day.
 Quest Decline
A pity indeed. Well, I suppose some other fervent adventurer will aid us.
 Quest Object
This quest is a standard dungeon crawl. Travel to the dungeon mentioned by the questgiver and find the Atronach within. It can be any of the four Atronach types. There may be other Atronarchs in the dungeon as well, so make sure that you kill the right one. The right Atronarch will speak to you before dying. The creature would rather die than returning to the Mages Guild, so do it the favor and kill it. Report back to the questgiver afterwards and collect your reward.
 Quest End
When you return to the questgiver after the Atronach has been killed, he will say:
The hunter returns! You have saved us some considerable discomforture with your precipitate amelioration of our atronach crisis. A first-rate job, all around. Accept your gold and my gratitude.
 Reputation Gain/Loss
A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.
|The Mercenary Mages||+5|
A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.
(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)
- Random dungeon monsters
- Quest Target: Any of the four Atronach types