Notice! This mission will be available only after you complete Path of Knowledge!
Master Neloth of Tel Mithryn is hungry and angry - apparently his steward isn't fulfilling her obligations. At first it might seem like a trivial matter, but if you look deeper into the case, it will turn out that no one has seen the woman for quite some time. Speak with Elynea Mothren to learn that she should have returned from Raven Rock a couple hours ago. A marked showing the position of Varona should appear on your map.
Head out of Tel Mithryn and go northwest. On the hills nearby Ashfallow Citadel you should come across three Ash Spawns standing beside the corpse of the woman. Kill the beasts and examine the corpse. Unfortunately, she has been dead for some time and you can't help her. You can only return to Neloth and tell him that he's not getting any dinner today.
Tell Veloth that Varona is dead
If you return to Tel Mithryn and tell the mage what happened, he will hardly show any irritation. He couldn't care less about the death of the woman, but about the lack of a servant - a lot more. In order to satisfy the soulless mage, you will have to find him a new servant. In order to do that, head out to Raven Rock to look for anyone eager.
Head to The Retching Netch and speak with the man named Drovas Relvi - he can be found sitting on a chair on the first floor. Surprisingly, he will be more than happy to accept your offer - he will rush out of the tavern and run to Tel Mithryn. Seems like there's nothing more you can do apart from telling Neloth about the success of your mission.
Report back to Neloth
Return to the mushroom tower and report to the mage. Surprisingly, he will not only reward you with a fair amount of gold, but also let you use the enchanting table. Apparently the lack of tea and food has a good effect on the character of the otherwise gruff mage.