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Xanthe's Earring of Nature  

Lore Item No Trade Quest Item
Slot: EAR
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 5
STR: +8 STA: +8 WIS: +10 HP: +55 MANA: +55
Recommended level of 51.
Effect: Circle of the Combines (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 24.0) at Level 44
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: DRU
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Port Items
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Drewie - Age of Unity
IC Last Updated:2022-01-19 01:45:02
Page Updated:Wed Aug 9th, 2017

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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Rebecca Cabbageleaf in Fungus Grove will exchange this for an Earring of the Solstice.

This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Protection of the Cabbage (Earring)

Crafted: This item is crafted by players.


This item is used in quests.
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Named after Xanthe Ravenwolf, the first person to complete the Quest for the spell "Protection of Cabbage".
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# Sep 14 2006 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Its a good thing the person who first did this quest had a good name. I don't think i would particularly want it if it were named "droodwillportjoo's earring of nature"
Been a long time
# May 13 2012 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
Brilliant acheivement by a great person, although you did steal my druid's name for ya surname thanks for that Xanthe i wish SoE could of used ya lastname for earring though it would of made up for it hehe =D. Again congratz on job well done.

Ravenswolfs Aretame
# Jun 09 2004 at 12:10 AM Rating: Excellent
so in order to get both earrings i would have to do xanths earring first...turn it in for the solstice earring then do the quest again for the xanths earring?

62nd season druid - Pallas
Xegony server
RE: order?
# Jun 24 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Good
108 posts
That is correct. If you have a Xanths earring on when you do the quest a second time, you will be in a world of hurt. I recommend doing the quest and get the solstice earring then doing it again for the other one in 2 different sessions. May take more time but you will have less chance of losing 5k or more pp for these.

Side note: I deleted the first spell that I received along with this before I did it again just to be OVERLY careful. I am not rich by any means. 8)

The level for effect on this item is NOT 50
# Apr 14 2004 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
I can click it at level 47 on my druid. I don't think the level for click is 47, but I just noticed it does click at 47. I would guess 45 or 46.
RE: The level for effect on this item is NOT 50
# Apr 15 2004 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
3,705 posts
Its 44! read the post below yours. It clearly says "ITS 44".

Not to mention that the item description above says :

Level for Effect: 44

Edited, Thu Apr 15 09:43:41 2004
RE: The level for effect on this item is NOT 50
# May 02 2004 at 2:20 AM Rating: Good
When I posted Alla had it listed as 51.
Lvl for effect
# Mar 04 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Excellent
139 posts
The minimum level neede to use the effect on this earring is level 44. I have a level 44 druid and I am able to use this earring to transport a group to the Druid Ring in the Dreadlands.
# Mar 02 2004 at 9:58 PM Rating: Default
308 posts
This is the earring that made me want to move to Stormhammer. I'm currently LDoNing my mage to heck and back trying to get at least 46 so I can hit the planes and start working on flags and my epic...having a mage only staff or something named Brenyaa's Staff of the whatever would be more than awesome. And have you seen the bonuses that Legends server players get? Interactive maps? Pre-announced GM events? It's insane...definately worth the extra 15 or so dollars a month IMHO.
RE: Stormhammer
# Mar 12 2004 at 7:46 AM Rating: Excellent
188 posts
This is not a Stormhammer only item. But, I'm glad to hear you're interested in SH. Heres a link to our server Please feel free to ask some questions before transfering.
# Jul 31 2003 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent

Does anyone know if you can use both of the earrings together, like have the earring of soltice on one ear and having the xanthe's earring of nature in the other? just wanted to know if anyone tried it.

42 Bst Archonus Bloodscourge
39 Mage Slayed Wraithverge
33 Druid Volorden
RE: soltice/nature
# Dec 27 2003 at 3:53 PM Rating: Good
114 posts
I just made the ring, on the spur of the moment, and without really shopping for bargains.. Total of all components on Xegony server on 12/26/03 was 5149 pp... But for the next one,(or rather back to the first one) I will shop around for lower prices. Most expensive item was the fishing rod at 1720pp. Next was the Mistletoe cutting sickle at 1400pp, Not a bad weap in itself. Each of these earrings is definitely worth the cost...
RE: soltice/nature
# Aug 15 2003 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
243 posts
Oh yes this is a big advantage to being a druid you can wear both and you can use the spell although it does take some poket change to get still worth it....
RE: soltice/nature
# Jul 31 2003 at 5:12 PM Rating: Excellent
164 posts
Yes, you can wear both at the same time.
# Jul 20 2003 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
195 posts
this sounds like a totally awesome quest. i want to try it so bad i can taste it! i've been working a lot on my tradeskills while sitting in the bazaar (i SHOULD be working on my level, i know!). i was just wondering, is it worth it right now for me to attempt to attain this as a 39 druid? anyone know how to determine what the stats will be for someone lower than 51? (i'm not concerned about the effects)
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RE: stats?
# Aug 08 2003 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
Dont worry about the stats yet, it is a good quest for a 39 durid. The items are extremely expsensive, i just spent 3k and i only have 5 of the items. I expect the others to cost at least another 2k, but my server is very expensive.

Aeginos, Druid of Tunare
Server: Kane Bayle

Edited, Fri Aug 8 09:14:32 2003
RE: stats?
# Jul 20 2003 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
195 posts
DOH!! nevermind, i think i figured it out :)
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Nice quest
# Jun 10 2003 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
Nice quest i must say. Although it can be completed easily with about 5kpp ( based on prices on the Nameless server) in the bazaar most items are sold by tradeskillers in bazaar for a decent price. Also if you are a Wis based caster that worships Tunare, you may want to pick up an extra Golden Idol of Tunare for your range slot it fits so very well there.
# Apr 23 2003 at 7:49 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
I'm just glad the first person to complete this quest wasn't named Nosowforjoo, portbish or something like that.

Could you imagine portbish's earring of nature /shudder

Btw nice name Xanthe. Kind of a fan of X names myself.

Edited, Wed Apr 23 20:11:13 2003
RE: Name
# May 19 2003 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
Xanth is a series from Piers Anthony ... well worth reading. Its the baby sci-fi fantasy that gets most people hooked on dragons, knights, and magicians....BUT I must say Xaanru, THAT POST IS DAMN FUNNY !! thank you for the wonderful laugh! I spewed coffee all over my monitor on that one!
RE: Name
# Apr 29 2003 at 11:17 PM Rating: Default
i am also now personaly fond of names with X since it is my only toon above lvl15. and i kinda has a nice ring to it.
# Apr 11 2003 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
so I have not read all the posts but can a druid do this quest get the earring then turn it in fo rhte other.... then doing the quest again to get this earring? would be cool if ya can
Leawen Knightingale Bard of the 48th song
RE: druid
# Apr 11 2003 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
Yep sure can I wear both of the earrings myself, great combo.
Level for effect
# Mar 13 2003 at 10:42 AM Rating: Default
Despite the recommended level of 51 the click effect begins to work at level 45

#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 11 2003 at 8:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) No it doesn't. I can 100% unequivicably testify that this earring WILL NOT work until lvl 51. I had one from lvl 43 and it absolutely WOULD NOT work until I hit lvl 51. However, once I did hit said lvl, presto! Circle of the Combines anyone?
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 31 2002 at 11:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Way to go, Xanthe!
nice good second earing
# Dec 03 2002 at 1:09 AM Rating: Default
this earing is sweet 10 to wisdom and i will morethen likely beable to do this quest before i can finish the quest for the earing i rearly want chech out the earrings of veracity theres five in all the last one will blow your mind 25 to wisdom and 100 to mana, i wont tell u the rest the stats look them up underr zone quest, zone sanctus sero the first ring is called insignia earing of veracity it a quest like the prayer shawl quest which has inspired me to work on all trade skills and research other super gear that are trade skill based. safe journeys and good hunting lvl 36 druid and 33 ranger both of tunare and of recent a lvl 16 chanter

Edited, Tue Dec 3 00:47:37 2002
RE: nice good second earing
# Dec 25 2002 at 7:50 PM Rating: Default
Last part of that earring you were talking about is dropped by Lord Inquistor Seru, the man is a god, and good luck having a best of the best raid line to kill him. 15 is allowed to enter the room, no one else can enter or leave. After completing the quest you get Sigil earring of Vercity (i think that's what it was called) look him up
RE: nice good second earing
# May 07 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
and here i thought he was jus another mob ill never i KNOW i will never even get to SEE him...shrug..oh well...back to killin everything but the gods
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 05 2002 at 4:35 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Congrats, Xanthe!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 19 2002 at 4:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Congratz Xanthe!
Congrats, Xanthe!
# Jun 18 2002 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
I for one never considered Bertox server as the "green" server. Bertox is probably one of the best server out there. I know because my RL GF plays on Bertox. :P

Also, for the last 3 years, Bertox has been split 3 or 4 times which lost a lot of their veteran players.

So, I am glad to see Bertox server mentioned. It has been a while. :)

Gratz once again Xanthe!

Multi-Chars (too many to mention)of E'ci and Povar server
Many congrats!
# Jun 14 2002 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default

I just want to wish you the most congratulations I can, and thank you for helping to prove that Bertoxxulous isn't the "green" server many look upon it as!

Use your new spell and your new earring in great health, and may The Tribunal bring much justice to your hunts!

Needed items for this quest
# Jun 12 2002 at 12:49 PM Rating: Default
I'm am seeking to buy 2 of the Golden Idol of Tunare, the Robe(dont recall name) and the Mistletoe Cutting Sickle, but i don't wish to be raped on the prices. I can easily make the rest of the items. I can make them for you if you wish to trade for the items I need.

Mogge Treestump
60 Druid
Follower of Karana
E. Marr

200 Fisher
199 Jewler
199 Brewer
199 Fletcher
197 Baker (going to be a grandmaster)
188 Potter
175 Smith
160 Tailor

Master of all trades....Grandmaster of none.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 15 2002 at 3:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) One question... are you bored? I get bored alot but to master all trades and get them up that high?
RE: Needed items for this quest
# Oct 31 2002 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
thats nothing, some peeps have 250 smithing or tailoring and evrything else at 200 =P
RE: Needed items for this quest
# Jan 28 2003 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
Why you gotta down someone else's acomplishments man? It doesnt matter that some people have a tradeskill at 250 and all others at 200. Quit being small about things dude.

I think it's great that he has those kinda stats in all the tradeskills. Shows a lot of commitment and hard work. Gratz on the Stats bro, and ignore pinheads like this.
RE: Needed items for this quest
# Apr 23 2003 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
I wasnt downing the guy with all the skills, I was talking about the guy who was saying that you have to be bored to get skills that high.
I have total respect for tradeskill peeps, it takes a lot of time and PP to get it done. Keep up the hard work.

Try reading posts in order next time StudDust, the post i replied to probly got rated awful, so was excluded from default filter, leaving my post under the uber tradeskill's dudes post.

Edited, Thu Apr 24 22:12:58 2003
RE: Needed items for this quest
# Mar 14 2003 at 2:45 PM Rating: Default
The robe is called "Ceremonial Solstice Robe" just to let ya know. :-)
*sigh* :/
# Jun 12 2002 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
*sigh* This quest has had me a bit depressed, playing a dark elf...I think it is still doable if you are Dark Elf, but unlike old norrath, there just doesn't seem to be any evil race lore anymore =/, it's like we fell out of the storyline =(.. Heh, both my cleric and shadowknight are kos in sseru and katta - was kind of upset mostly because there are some very nice quests in those cities. I can always raise my faction easy enough, but you would think that if they hate us and want to kill us, then dark elves, worshiping the Prince of Hate and all, would rather just kill them than make friends with them '_'...

Just kind of wish evil races got more of our own lore rather than kissing good race **** just to get anywhere heh =(. Anyone who plays an evil race and was on Luclin when it first came out knows how much it sucked hearing all our good race counterparts doing so many exciting quests that weren't accessible to us at the time, and like, what were we doing =/...the Coterie mask of the dead quest haha =/, nerfed to the point where it met many destroy buttons across Norrath including mine >_<.

I had to have a wood elf mule go into katta to get the rallic pack pattern for me =/. I dunno, just sux that we have to kiss so much good race **** cuz our own people have nothing to offer (no quests of our own). Maybe it makes as little sense as why Paladins get a sword that procs spirit tap (no flames for this comment please). Pallies are supposed to be lifebringers not lifetakers >_<. And I see people paying like 100k for gnome masks...and dark elf masks are like a dime a dozen =( our race just not worth very much =(? *cries* Ah well... maybe someday...

Edited, Wed Jun 12 10:01:13 2002
RE: *sigh* :/
# Jun 19 2002 at 2:26 AM Rating: Default
SKs were even kos to the sk quest armor npc in Twilight Sea :/ How weak is that :/.
Team effort
# Jun 11 2002 at 5:15 PM Rating: Excellent
Hi there:)

I would just like to acknowledge the effort of the many many people who took part in deciphering this quest. Tons of people from EqTraders, EqDruids, and the Druid's Grove (amongst others I am sure) spent a lot of time and effort, reporting things as they found them, in the interests of helping the tradeskill community as a whole.

There were people who translated the texts into common so that others could read them. Other people speculated the possible recipes from the riddles in the common language. Still others tested those recipes time and again and reported their findings.

I was only one of many people who helped in the solving of this quest, and while I was the first to report a few of the item recipes, and the first to complete the quest I would not have succeeded without the generous help of others, and their insights into the available information.

This quest has been the most exciting thing I have had the priviledge to be a part of since I began playing Everquest, and it shows what the player community is capable of when it pulls together.

Verant deserve a big grats for coming up with something like this, that has worked out for everyone so well (both earrings are great, the Solstice even for non-casters), and the players deserve an even bigger grats for helping one another to complete what is one of the most fabulous quests ever devised.

Xanthe Ravenwolf
55th Preserver of Tunare
Healers of Norrath
RE: Team effort
# Jun 11 2002 at 9:46 PM Rating: Default
What the hell? Did they not KNOW you were 51+? What's with the Reccomended level of 51?

Verant is just plain retarded sometimes.

Grats Xanthe.
RE: Team effort
# Jul 18 2002 at 12:41 AM Rating: Default
104 posts
if they didnt put the minimum level of 51 on this you can bet that there would be a lot of level 1 characters out there that would be given the items to get the earrings that result from this quest.
This quest
# Jun 11 2002 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
285 posts
I have completed 5 of the 9 items needed for this quest and I must admit, it's the most fun quest I have been done so far. It's very challenging, both in time and money. It requires all the skills and so far I have been able to do all the combines myself except for one item. So far, I haven't spent a lot of money on this since I have been saving major items all along, such as rubies, sapphires etc. I have also been extremely lucky on the combines. My skills range from 120 in tailoring to 197 in smithing. Most of the final combines are 250 trivial yet I have been able to combine at a rate of about 35% success range. I will continue this quest and will write up a complete steps sometimes soon.
RE: This quest
# Jun 12 2002 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
You have no need to do a writeup on this quest. already has a full writeup. While I havent tried it, it is based primarily on Xanthe's information so I am sure its acurrate.

Edited, Wed Jun 12 10:06:04 2002
Congrats to Xanthe!
# Jun 11 2002 at 5:29 AM Rating: Default
Xanthe put in several sleepless days translating the books, and deciphering the riddles in them in order to complete this quest.

The quest results in Xanthe's earring of nature, and the no-drop Druid scroll "Protection of the cabbage", which is a single target Prot. of the Glades.

If you are a non druid, you can still do the quest, and turn in the earring for the all/all version - Earring of solstice.

Edited, Tue Jun 11 06:24:49 2002
RE: Congrats to Xanthe!
# Jun 11 2002 at 10:21 AM Rating: Default
Who or where do you turn in the earring to get the all/all version? I just completed the quest and have the Druid version and should I just destroy the spell?

Thank you

Thorenn Kindheart
Cleric Brell Serrelis
A Vagrant of Fate on the Bristlebane Server
RE: Congrats to Xanthe!
# Jun 11 2002 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
285 posts
You can find all the info about this quest at You can turn in your earring to Rebecca Cabbageleaf in FG on the moon for the other earring. She's the little halfling at the end of the town just before you get to the tunnel.

Fixed minor spelling mistake.

Edited, Tue Jun 11 17:03:36 2002
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 11 2002 at 5:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I can feel those Forest Loops slipping off already.
# Jun 10 2002 at 9:04 PM Rating: Default
I got both earings in 2 days.. This has to be the easiest quest I have ever done for such powerful earings..

Very simple.. Find 9 people with 230-250 tradeskills and be there middleman :) In a matter of 2 days you get everything you need.

And go druids for having one of the best earings going... Within reach of any and all druids!

Let all other classes drool over a druid with both of these!

Thank you,
Windfyre Skii
Venerable 60th Druid
51st Level Monk
RE: Boooya!
# Jun 10 2002 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
Uh... don't forget the 3-5kpp in supplies you'll need, if you're lucky on the combines that is. ;)

Edited, Mon Jun 10 23:47:23 2002
RE: Boooya!
# Jun 10 2002 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
199 posts
Or if you have tons of cash sitting around, buy all you need in the auction channel and be the proud owner to 2 uber earrings for about 15-20kpp
The Walkthrough
# Jun 10 2002 at 6:27 PM Rating: Default
OK, here is the place to go for the walkthrough.
Or at least how I found it.
eqdruids has a links page to The Trader's Workshop, a website devoted to how to quickly boost the tradeskills. I think it is run by Xanthe's player, and it does have a fully detailed walkthrough for the Protection of Cabbage quest. Get those tradeskills up though. You will need them all around 200 or so from what I saw.
Leralind Nevrast
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