This quest may only be completed on Heroic difficulty.
Within Auchindoun's Auchenai Crypts many unsavory experiments are undertaken in the pursuit of a greater understanding of the necromantic arts. Many are the spirits that are tortured or destroyed therein.
I have a customer who is interested in the liberation of one of those spirits. I have been informed that this spirit is contained within a soul gem held by none other than Exarch Maladaar himself.
Seek him out within the crypts with all due haste and return to me with the gem.
Can you imagine being trapped within a gem for all eternity?
You're quite the hero, <name>. I am certain that my customer will find a way to free the spirit of their loved one from within the gem. For a job well done, your payment awaits.
Come back tomorrow and I will have another request for you to fulfill.
Upon completion of this quest you will gain: