Investigate the Alchemist Shop is part of the Ghostbusting in the Undercity quest chain Mage-only quest chain.


Obtain a Cantation of Manifestation and a Chest of Containment Coffers from behind Anastasia Hartwell. Bring 3 Filled Containment Coffers, the Chest of Containment Coffers and the Cantation of Manifestation to Anastasia in the Undercity.


Algernon's alchemist shop in the Apothecarium is the locus of a strange disturbance. Invisible creatures, made solely of magic, wander the shop--there must be a reason, and we must find it!

Investigate the disturbance and capture those creatures. Take a chest of coffers and a scroll from behind me. Use the scroll at the shop to make the creatures visible, subdue them with your spells, then throw down a coffer to capture them. Return with the filled coffers, the empty coffers and the cantation.


Rift Spawn contained

Containing a rift spawn

Have you investigated the disturbance, <name>? Have you captured the creatures?


Very good, <name>. The creatures within these containment coffers will be studied by our finest minds, and the reason behind their presence in the Undercity will be determined.

If their appearance is caused by a rift in the natural flow of magic, then we must determine if the rift was random. If it was not random, but instead an attack by some magical force, then we must prepare for future, more serious disturbances.


  • 1150 XP (or 7Silver 20Copper at level 70)

Quest Progression

For the alliance equivalent, see Ghostbusting in Stormwind quest chain.

A novice mage of the horde investigates an outbreak of mana surges in the undercity's Alchemist shop.

Ghostbusting in the Undercity

One of your trainers tells you of some magical disturbances within the Undercity. You are being dispatched to investigate. Your contact in the Undercity, Anastasia Hartwell (a mage trainer in the Undercity), will tell you more.

  • Horde 15 Ui-charactercreate-classes mage [16] Investigate the Alchemist Shop

You arrive in the Undercity eager to find out what is going on. Anastasia instructs you to pick up a set of containment coffers, and a Cantation of Manifestation, and use the coffers to capture some of the creatures.

Rift Spawn contained

Containing a rift spawn

As instructed, you lay out the containment coffers and read the scroll. A Rift Spawn becomes visible, and you stun it, then force it into one of the traps. You repeat this several times around the alchemy shop, clearing it of the current manifestations.

You return the materials, and the filled traps, to Anastasia, who declares that you are worthy to don your first mage's robes.

To that end, she sends you to collect a number of mana gems from the Dalaran mages in Silverpine Forest. While the mages subscribe to beliefs similar to your own, the "might makes right" philosophy portion of that says that if they aren't strong enough to resist, they don't deserve their lives.

Despite the distaste inherent in the task, you gather a number of the gems.

You tender the gems, along with sufficient linen cloth, to Josef Gregorian, a tailor in Undercity's Magic Quarter familiar with the making of enchanted clothing. Josef is able to stitch together your robes in short order.



  1. Horde 15 Ui-charactercreate-classes mage [15] Report to Anastasia (optional?)
  2. Horde 15 Ui-charactercreate-classes mage [16] Investigate the Alchemist Shop
  3. Horde 15 Ui-charactercreate-classes mage [15] Gathering Materials
  4. Horde 15 Ui-charactercreate-classes mage [15] Spellfire Robes
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