Premise: An old lady living in Old Ebonheart has been complaining of rats in her cellar. But she is old, blind, and a bit batty, and it turns out the “rat” is actually a velk. Intended to be a low level Fighter's Guild quest.
Old Ebonheart, Fighter's Guild low-level quest
customized interior for the old lady’s house and basment
Old lady NPC (any race, also sells perfumes, velk nectar, and/or flower alchemy components)
Syvvit Tong velk nectar seller NPC in Vhul
The player gets this quest through part of the Fighter’s Guild. Rolling his eyes, the questgiver says an old crazy lady has been complaining of rats in her basement. They grumble about a similar incidence of this in Balmora and how the adventurer supposedly almost got killed taking care of those rats, and how he hopes the player won’t have the same trouble this time. (AKA, have fun with this reference. The dialogue can also be sensitive to whether the player has completed the Balmora quest, so they have a chance to verbally defend their prowess in this conversation).
The player goes to meet the crazy old lady, who is crazy and keeps getting sidetracked asking the player if they want tea. The player can have a batty conversation with her or go straight into the basement.
If the player converses with her, the old lady tells the player she has a supply of Indoril nectar in the basement and wants the player to go get it for the tea. If the player asks about the rats, the lady only responds in confusion and says they’re unusual rats who keep ruining her flowers. She tells the player the rats must be fed up with smelling like sewer and so does not mind them lending them her perfume, but the neighbors have begun to complain about the noise. The conversation ends either by the player saying they’re going to go check on the rats, or promising to get the nectar for the tea.
The player goes down to the basement to find it’s a kind of lab for creating perfume. There is an alchemist’s table in one corner, several planters of flowers along the walls, a Velk nectar set, and two shelves, one with different kinds of perfume and the other with bottles of the Velk nectar. The flowers and bottles containing perfume should be strewn all over the room in a mess.
And instead of finding perfumed rats, the player instead finds a live Velk! The Velk is the thing that has been getting into the perfume and ruining the flowers, for the old lady hasn’t been feeding it properly and it has been desperate for sustenance. (How it got there is a bit of a mystery, but as the neighbors don’t know about it, it was probably a fairly recent capture).
The player has several choices.
 They can kill the Velk. The Fighter’s Guild steward will give them the full reward for this, though will be surprised it wasn’t rats after all. The old lady will have a massive drop in disposition towards the player, and screech at them for bloody murder whenever the player talks to them from here on out.
 Do nothing about the Velk and report in to the steward. The steward will be inclined not give the player a reward because they didn’t actually take care of the problem.
 Convince the old lady to release the Velk. At first, the old lady refuses, saying she’s grown rather fond of her perfumed rats and who then will feed them nectar? The player has three ways of “convincing” the old lady to part with her velk.
--[3a] From here, the player could just kill the old lady, which would accrue a bounty and the steward will refuse to reward them, though it’s implied the Velk would then be set free. This would finish the quest.
--[3b] The player must first offer the old lady a bribe of the Velk nectar (as she asked for her tea!) as a way to get her talking about where the velk came from. The old lady then explains she used to get nectar from a “nasty rat” of a Syvvit Tong dealer in Vhul, but he recently raised the prices and she decided to get “other rats” to supply the nectar instead. The player must then go speak with this dealer. The player can buy a year’s worth of nectar for the old lady (however many bottles equals 500 gold), negotiate to lower the price and then buy a supply (disposition check, same number of bottles but for 250 gold) or convince the nectar dealer to donate a supply for free out of the goodness of his heart for the old lady (greater disposition check, same number of bottles). In return, the Velk nectar seller will agree to take the live Velk off the old lady’s hands, and the player can return to the Fighter’s Guild with their quest completed for the full reward.
--[3c]Alternatively, the player can find the required number of bottles (whatever amount that equals about 500 gold) from some other source. The player can then offer these bottles to the old lady, telling her she no longer needs her perfumed rats as the player are giving her a lifetime’s supply worth of the nectar. The old lady agrees to get rid of the velk, and the player can return to the Fighter’s Guild for the full reward.