Rare Plants  

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Rating:
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Level:45
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Era:Shadows of Luclin
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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  • All
Entered: Thu Dec 6 17:22:46 2001
Modified: Sat Nov 16 11:00:31 2019
This quest begins with Tobala Honeyjar in Katta Castellum. She is located at /loc 50, -350, 2 (outside the large manor in the zone's northwest).

You say, 'Hail, Tobala Honeyjar'

Tobala Honeyjar says 'Hello! I am Governess Tobala Honeyjar of Katta Castellum. Overseeing the maintenance of the [Nocturnal Gardens] is just one of my duties as the governess of agriculture and ecology.'

You say, 'What Nocturnal Gardens?'

Tobala Honeyjar says 'These are the Nocturnal Gardens in which we now stand. It is a collection of flora from various regions of the dark side of Luclin. It is a shame that we are not capable of supplying the nutrients necessary to maintain flora from the light side of Luclin. If you wish to assist in the maintenance of the garden I have some [tasks] you may be helpful in completing.'

You say, 'What tasks?'

Tobala Honeyjar says 'I am in need of ingredients to create more [fertilizer] and in need of a competent forager to gather some [rare plants] for me.'

You say, 'What rare plants?'

Tobala Honeyjar says 'I am seeking seeds and plants that I may extract the seeds from that are native to the light side of Luclin so that I am prepared should the Illuminarium Industria succeed in constructing a lantern that will provide the plants with the nutrients they need to survive here on the dark side. It would be a tremendous help if you could bring me a Twilight Orchid, Dawnflower Seeds, a Red Sands Cactus, and a Letalis Zenith Vine.'

The items you require are all foraged and can be found in the following zones:

Dawnflower Seeds: from Dawnshroud Peaks and Umbral Plains ;
Letalis Zenith Vine: from Mons Letalis ;
Red Sands Cactus: from Scarlet Desert ;
Twilight Orchid: from Akheva Ruins, Maiden's Eye, Twilight Sea, Umbral Plains and Vex Thal.

Hand those four items to Tobala.


Tobala Honeyjar says 'Oh thank you so much! You have saved me much time and trouble! Now if only those tinkerers in the Illuminarium Industria could figure out how to get that artificial light working!'
Your faction standing with Concilium Universus has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with Seru has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Heart of Seru has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!

Reward(s):
Foraging Machette (Forage +10%, 20 max)
Rewards:
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Letalis Zenith Vine
# Feb 15 2003 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
Man, not sure if I'm unlucky or what. Spent two one hour camps here and still no vine =(
RE: Letalis Zenith Vine
# Apr 13 2003 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
I got the vine in about half an hour at Mons just sitting at the zone line. Have a 193 skill in foraging. The Dawnflower Seeds were actually harder, and it's ironic because I'm always foraging those in DSP, except the one night I need them for a quest.

The other two I got in around 25ish forages, taking maybe half an hour there, too.
RE: Letalis Zenith Vine
# Apr 06 2003 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
Update: Six hours plus still no vine =(
Has anyone foarged this thing lately? I thought with a 200 skill in forage this would be a breeze to get, silly me.
RE: Letalis Zenith Vine
# Jan 25 2004 at 5:43 AM Rating: Default
I got vine in 3 forages, but I've been working on red sands cactus for about 2 hours now. This quest is starting to bite...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)

PS- Was able to buy the orchid and seeds for about 8pp total in bazaar.
Easy
# Dec 31 2002 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
at 117 forage, i did this quest in 20 mins with my 44 druid
Slight Correction
# Dec 19 2002 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
The text here says get a four slot box, and she didn't come up with no box for me. Since they were semi-easy forages I went ahead and just gave her the four items, for a successful turnin.
RE: Slight Correction
# May 04 2004 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Nowhere in the quest text does it say to get a four slot bag, unless it has been updated since you posted. If you hail the NPC she will tell you what to do. It is always best to do the full quest yourself rather than read misinformation and try to hand stuff in without speaking with the NPC. If there was a four slot container involved, she would give it to you when you hailed her. She also gives a hint about another quest to improve Katta's lighting: Acrylia Phosphate https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=1463
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Twilight Orchid
# Dec 07 2002 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
i got the Twilight Orchid today in Umbral Plains.. have yet to see the dawnflower seeds pop up here..

Edited, Sat Dec 7 06:14:35 2002
Excellent, I say
# Nov 26 2002 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
This is an awfully nice tool now when I need to forage 4 rare plants for my epic, 8 rare plants for the Crest of the Woodnymph quest, and numerous Morning Dews, Cinnamon Sticks and Oak Barks for wood elf cultural foraging. Maybe some people have had bad luck, but I found all of the plants needed to get the Machette easily during the course of regular hunting and travelling. With this good reward and such a small investment to get it (for those who can use it, who can all run at SoW or Selo's speed and/or port), I'm rating this quest excellent.
RE: Excellent, I say
# Nov 26 2002 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
I would agree, it's also useful for your high end baking.If you wanna sit and work on another skill or PL someone while foraging plant-shoots/eggs/cin-sticks. Modifier helps alot and you're workin 2 skills, beats Halas 10pounders. Just MHO tho :p
Twilight Orchids
# Oct 13 2002 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
Twilight Orchids can be foraged in many zones. I foraged 2 today in Ahkeva Ruins and one while outside of Ahkeva in Maidens Eye. I seem to remember getting them from many zones, so they are not limited to just Twilight Sea. As for the other stuff, that's another matter.
There is no quest container
# Sep 13 2002 at 10:09 PM Rating: Excellent
This quest isn't too hard. At 200 skill, I went to each of the following zones and sat at the zoneline.

Dawnflower Seeds: Dawnshroud Peaks (foraged within 5 forage attempts)
Twilight Orchid: The Twilight Sea (foraged within 20 forage attempts)
Letalis Zenith Vine: Mons Letalis (foraged within 20 forage attempts)
Red Sands Cactus: Scarlet Desert (foraged on my first attempt)

Then I simply ran over to Katta (from Twilight Side), walked up to Tobala Honeyjar, hailed her, said "what rare plants", and then proceeded to give her each of the 4 items.

Gained experience, got the Foraging Machette, and got the following faction adjustments:

+Concilium Universus
-Seru
-Heart of Seru

The druid port to Twilight makes this quest a cinch.

Cronealus Arbor - 58 Wood Elf Druid
Vandil Darkreaver - 52 Dark Elf Shadowknight
Test Server

Edited, Fri Sep 13 22:56:20 2002
Can this really put a person over the cap?
# Jun 18 2002 at 9:38 PM Rating: Default
From my understanding is that druids are capped at 200 for a skill, with tradeskills you can never exceed your cap with any plus skill modifing items, but trade skills are capped at 255. Can this actually put a person at 220 skill if they are already at the 200 cap? Who has this weapon and have you noticed a difference in the forage rate of rare forages with it equipped? If it does let you exceed the 200 cap then this item is a must have for any serious tradeskiller. Thankyou for any helpful info posted.
RE: Can this really put a person over the cap?
# Aug 29 2002 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
hmm.
from my understanding:
tradeskills are capped at 250, meaning you can't advance beyond that
% modifiers can put a person up to 252 simulated skill (not higher because 253-255 are bits representing something like not trained, can't train and something else)
this should put a person up to 220 simulated skill (from 200), which should increase the amount of rare forages.
check out eqtraders info on % skill modifiers in their faqs on the message board, they probably have the correct information and a better explanation =)
RE: Can this really put a person over the cap?
# Jan 25 2004 at 5:50 AM Rating: Default
Nope, they announced when they put the skill mod things in the official cap for any skill was 255 solid. All skill modifying items work to give to up to a 255 skill success for a combine so yes this will give you a forage success of 220 skill.
I realize there is no reason to believe me over anyone else but all credibility aside, this is the truth...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)
RE: Can this really put a person over the cap?
# Sep 24 2004 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
Actually, with the new tradeskill UI, a +5% modifier to a base skill of 250 produces a skill of 252, so saying that the cap is 255 isn't really the truth. 255 is the normal cap for stats, i.e.: strength, stamina, dex, etc...

Trade skills don't break 252. Because as we all know, 250 + 5% = 264.6, so even if you rounded down, thats still a far cry from what you get, (252).

And if you don't believe it, just max out a tradeskill, equip your mod, and open the new UI and check out your skill level.
RE: Can this really put a person over the cap?
# Nov 26 2002 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
And on that site you'll notice the seven tradeskills listed, foraging is Not a tradeskill :p although there MAY be some kinda cap this is still useful in reaching that cap.

Edited, Tue Nov 26 16:41:58 2002
Rare Plants Solved Correct Version
# May 22 2002 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
5 posts
Is it just me? Or does anyone else get annoyed by wrong information?

[Tue May 21 00:15:32 2002] Logging to 'eqlog.txt' is now *ON*.
[Tue May 21 00:15:36 2002] You say, 'Hail, Tobala Honeyjar'
[Tue May 21 00:15:36 2002] Tobala Honeyjar says 'Hello Adrastea! I am Governess Tobala Honeyjar of Katta Castellum. Overseeing the maintenance of the [Nocturnal Gardens] is just one of my duties as the governess of agriculture and ecology.'
[Tue May 21 00:15:54 2002] You say, 'What Nocturnal Gardens?'
[Tue May 21 00:15:54 2002] Tobala Honeyjar says 'These are the Nocturnal Gardens in which we now stand. It is a collection of flora from various regions of the dark side of Luclin. It is a shame that we are not capable of supplying the nutrients necessary to maintain flora from the light side of Luclin. If you wish to assist in the maintenance of the garden I have some [tasks] you may be helpful in completing.'
[Tue May 21 00:16:06 2002] You say, 'What tasks?'
[Tue May 21 00:16:06 2002] Tobala Honeyjar says 'I am in need of ingredients to create more [fertilizer] and in need of a competent forager to gather some [rare plants] for me.'
[Tue May 21 00:16:17 2002] You say, 'What rare plants?'
[Tue May 21 00:16:17 2002] Tobala Honeyjar says 'I am seeking seeds and plants that I may extract the seeds from that are native to the light side of Luclin so that I am prepared should the Illuminarium Industria succeed in constructing a lantern that will provide the plants with the nutrients they need to survive here on the dark side. It would be a tremendous help if you could bring me a Twilight Orchid, Dawnflower Seeds, a Red Sands Cactus, and a Letalis Zenith Vine.'

Ok, in a nut shell... Twilight Orchid - Twilight Sea, Dawnflower Seeds - Dawnshroud Peaks, a Red Sands Cactus - Scarlet Desert, and a Letalis Zenith Vine - Mons Letalis. This is where I foraged each item... And each one off the first try. 200 foraging helps I think... I have only foraged these items in the places I stated... could be foraged elsewhere? I do not know.
She has never given a bag with the quest since I have been messing with this quest... Hey, I forage a lot and collect them & turn things in as I have all 4. Ya ya get a LIFE Adra! It is great for the faction hits :)

This is what she says if you only give her one of the items:
[Tue May 21 00:16:38 2002] Tobala Honeyjar says 'I would like all four of the plants that I asked for please.'

This is what happens when you give her all 4 items:

[Tue May 21 00:17:10 2002] Tobala Honeyjar says 'Oh thank you so much Adrastea! You have saved me much time and trouble! Now if only those tinkerers in the Illuminarium Industria could figure out how to get that artificial light working!'
[Tue May 21 00:17:10 2002] Your faction standing with Concilium Universus got better.
[Tue May 21 00:17:10 2002] Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
[Tue May 21 00:17:10 2002] Your faction standing with Heart of Seru got worse.
[Tue May 21 00:17:10 2002] You gain experience!!
[Tue May 21 00:17:11 2002] Adrastea saved.

And you receive this:
Foraging Machette
LORE ITEM
Damage: 5
Delay: 32
Weight: 0.0
Weapon Skill: One Hand Slash
Classes: Bard Druid Ranger
Races: Human Half Elf Wood Elf Halfling Vah Shir
Inventory Slot: Either Melee
Can be stored in Medium and larger containers
Additional Modifiers:
Foraging: +10%

Yes, it is an icky weapon, but great for newbies who might starve to death... :p

Oh By The Way... Tobala Honeyjar is also a Trainer for us Druids :)

Hope this clears up any confusion!
Crushbonz
# May 20 2002 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
Why do you assume the quest is broken because you dont get a bag? She does nto say anything about a bag and about half of the quests in this game of this type do NOT require containers.
Twilight ORchid
# May 19 2002 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
Twilight Orchid is foraged in Maidens Eye NOT in Twilight Sea where you woudl expect. Also either the Letalis Vine does NOT forage in Mons LEtalis or it is very rare. I got all the rest on first couple of forages but after 2 hours nothign in Mons adn I am at 200 forage.
RE: Twilight Orchid
# Aug 07 2002 at 4:43 PM Rating: Excellent
Found them as listed
Dawnflower Seeds - Dawnshroud Peaks, Umbral Plains
Twlight Orchid - Maiden's Eye, The Twlight Sea, Vex Thal
Letalis Zenith Vine - Mons Letalis
Red Sands Cactus - Scarlet Desert

Took me about an hour and a half of foraging at 155 skill (was UI skinning at the time so not time wasted :o)

about to go hand the items in ....
#REDACTED, Posted: May 19 2002 at 7:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Twilight Orchid is foraged in Maidens Eye NOT in Twilight Sea where you woudl expect. Also either the Letalis Vine does NOT forage in Mons LEtalis or it is very rare. I got all the rest on first couple of forages but after 2 hours nothign in Mons adn I am at 200 forage.
Quest broken?
# Apr 10 2002 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
I hailed Tobala Honeyjar last night and asked her what rare plants, she replied with what plants she needed but did *not* give the bag to put them in. This can be varified by another player as she tried to do it also. Neither of us recieved a bag for the rare plants quest but she did get a bag for the fertilizer quest. This leads me to believe the quest might be broken or neither of us had high enough faction with her yet. Any help would be Helpful.

Thanks bunches

May the power of Tunare watch over you in your journeys
Not broken, and Plants reward
# May 15 2002 at 9:48 PM Rating: Default
I'm not sure where the original poster of this quest got the 4slot bag from... unless they changed it since luclin came out. I have done this quest and for the flowers you need no container to combine them in, just hand the four plants to the little halfling and recieve a machette, 1h slashing. The dmg/dly is bad something along the lines of 8/32, but this is a good item since it also ads 10% to your foraging skill.
RE: Quest broken?
# May 04 2002 at 11:09 AM Rating: Excellent
Greetings

The quest is not broken, but I think it is 2 different quests.
1. Where you get the bag for the fertilizer. Made from 3 piles of Fungus Compost (foraged in Fungus Grove and Paludan Caverns), 3 piles of Owlbear Dung (Paludan Caverns) and 2 piles of Netherbian Nitrate (Netherbian Lair). Results in faction and a small reward.

2. Find rare flowers. A Twilight Orchid (foraged in The Twilight Sea), Darnflower Seeds (foraged in Darnshroud Peaks), a Red Sand Cactus (foraged The Scarlet Desert) and a Letalis Zenith Vine (foraged in Mons Letalis). Results in faction and Foraging Machette.

The reason for it being two post is that you get a bag for the fertilizer quest, with 8 slots, for the 8 piles to be combined. The other quest is for 4 rare plants, which is what you can give a NPC (no bag needed).

Yours truly,

Edited, Wed May 22 16:40:25 2002
RE: Quest broken?
# May 09 2002 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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In regard to where to find the items, my level 22 druid foraged both Fungus Compost and Owlbear Dung in Paludal Caverns tonight.

Kamgar
Netherbian Nitrate
# Mar 28 2002 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
I just don't understand this.
several times just passing through Netherbian
twice with a friend helping with buffs and heals for his lower level character.
Yield:
4 nitrates, 2 of which I destroyed before I researched what it was for, and couldn't sell, so needed the slots for other things.
today, got the last two, in Netherbian about 30 minutes (maybe a tad more), and thought I would check before I destroyed them.
same thing happens when I zone into a zone..whatever is "rare" forage item, I seem to get right away, and sure would like some food for a change!
Oh, and since they changed the "forage table", I get way more rare stuff, hardly ever food and water after dying, and much less water than I used to. I think I'm broken 8>/
good news for the rest of you, though..haven't foraged ANY of the other items, so you may be in luck with them!
RE: Netherbian Nitrate
# May 29 2002 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
I have noticed that in cities like Shadowhaven, and caves like Paludal or Netherbian Lair, I get WAY more water than in say, Dawnshroud (where i almost became thirsty for once!)This is with forage at 180.
=D
Faction
# Jan 28 2002 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Concilium Universus? Is that her faction? She's KOS to me but the guards and such are not.
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She Gives 2 Quests
# Jan 27 2002 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent

This NPC gives two different quests....one is the rare plants with in the end you get the Foraging machette....the second quest is the 8 slot bag for fertilizer quest, which in the the end you get the +2 wisdom food....let's try to not mixed them up.
Fertilizer Quest
# Jan 22 2002 at 2:12 PM Rating: Default
i foraged Fungus Compost in Paludal Caverns ? got 2 there !
Honeymelon
# Jan 06 2002 at 9:25 PM Rating: Default
Foraged the 4 rare plants required. Didn't receive a 4 slot container to put them in though. End result was 2 mighnight tangelo's. A hearty meal +2 wis. A bit disappointing really. Maybe a stack would be a better reward for the effort and travelling involved. I foraged dawnflower seeds in Dawnshroud, twilight orchid in Twilight, red sands cactus in Scarlet Desert and letalis zenith vine in Mons Letalis. Pretty self explanitory really
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 06 2002 at 9:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Foraged the 4 rare plants required. Didn't receive a 4 slot container to put them in though. End result was 2 mighnight tangelo's. A hearty meal +2 wis. A bit disappointing really. Maybe a stack would be a better reward for the effort and travelling involved. I foraged dawnflower seeds in Dawnshroud, twilight orchid in Twilight, red sands cactus in Scarlet Desert and letalis zenith vine in Mons Letalis. Pretty self explanitory really
Rare Plan Quest
# Dec 21 2001 at 2:35 AM Rating: Excellent
You say, 'Hail, Tobala Honeyjar'
Tobala Honeyjar says 'Hello Lhani! I am Governess Tobala Honeyjar of Katta Castellum. Overseeing the maintenance of the [Nocturnal Gardens] is just one of my duties as the governess of agriculture and ecology.
You say, 'what nocturnal gardens?'
Tobala Honeyjar says 'These are the Nocturnal Gardens in which we now stand. It is a collection of flora from various regions of the dark side of Luclin. It is a shame that we are not capable of supplying the nutrients necessary to maintain flora from the light side of Luclin. If you wish to assist in the maintenance of the garden I have some [tasks] you may be helpful in completing.
You say, 'what tasks?'
Tobala Honeyjar says 'I am in need of ingredients to create more [fertilizer] and in need of a competent forager to gather some [rare plants] for me.
You say, 'what rare plants?'
Tobala Honeyjar says 'I am seeking seeds and plants that I may extract the seeds from that are native to the light side of Luclin so that I am prepared should the Illuminarium Industria succeed in constructing a lantern that will provide the plants with the nutrients they need to survive here on the dark side. It would be a tremendous help if you could bring me a Twilight Orchid, Dawnflower Seeds, a Red Sands Cactus, and a Letalis Zenith Vine.
Tobala Honeyjar says 'Oh thank you so much Lhani! You have saved me much time and trouble! Now if only those tinkerers in the Illuminarium Industria could figure out how to get that artificial light working!
Your faction standing with Concilium Universus got better.
Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Heart of Seru got worse.
You gain experience!!
Receive: Foraging Machette
LORE ITEM
1HS DMG: 5 Delay:32
Skill Mod: Forage +10%
WT:4.5 Size: Med
Class: RNG DRU BRD
Race: HUM ELF HEF HFL VAH
what zone?
# Dec 13 2001 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
anyone seen Owlbear dung dropped or foraged? it is for the Fertilizer she mentions.
What zone it would be in?
RE: what zone?
# Mar 14 2002 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
i foraged owlbear dung in paludal caverns... yuck. only sold for 4cp.
RE: what zone?
# Dec 17 2001 at 4:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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For her requests, assuming that the forages are based on name of items, so:

For flowers -
Scarlet Desert, Twilight Sea, Mons Letalis, and Dawnshroud Peaks.

For compost -
Owlbear dung is foraged in Paludal Caverns. I have not yet foraged it elsewhere (My forage skill is 200).
The Fungus Nitrate is foraged in Fungus Grove.
Have not yet foraged Netherbian Nitrate. Spent at least an hour in Netherbian Lair tonight, foraging (and idly killing off the mobs inbetween) - did not find as a forage or a drop. A ground spawn, perhaps? Any help on that would be nice. :)


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RE: what zone?
# Jan 22 2002 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
mispost

Edited, Tue Jan 22 14:03:58 2002
RE: what zone?
# Jan 06 2002 at 9:17 PM Rating: Default
Did this quest and received Foraging Machette. Foraged Netherbian Nitrate very quickly in Netherbian. Maybe I was just lucky to get it so quickly. Took me maybe 30 minutes to get 2 piles. The fungus compost and (Fungus Grove) and Owlbear Dung (Paludal Caverns) took me a lot longer to get. It was interesting if not time consuming and end result was ok. Not great though.
RE: what zone?
# Dec 20 2001 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
Netherbian Nitrate is foraged in Netherbian Lair. Quite rare, but forageable. Did the Quest.
Reward is Forage Machette (or something like that)
5 / 34 (not sure, but who cares.. it's crap)
and +10% Forage (isnt that worth the Quest? 220 in Foraging now wooot)
RE: what zone?
# Dec 15 2001 at 5:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hallowshade Moor.

Seen some on the ground. I don't know if it was foraged by someone or looted.
what zone?
# Dec 13 2001 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
anyone seen Owlbear dung dropped or foraged? it is for the Fertilizer she mentions.
What zone it would be in?
RE: what zone?
# May 02 2002 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
i have foraged it in the paludal caverns
red sands cactus
# Dec 11 2001 at 8:18 PM Rating: Default
I'm pretty sure I foraged one of these in the Scarlet Desert. Looks kinda like spiky corn.
rare plant quest
# Dec 10 2001 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
are the foraged items tradeable?
Rare Plants
# Dec 10 2001 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I foraged Dawnflower seeds in Dawnshroud Peaks, and Twilight orchids in Maidens Eye.
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