Protection of the Cabbage (Earring)  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Era:Shadows of Luclin
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Fri Apr 11 17:01:25 2003
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
There are ten Liber Brassica books in the game written in various languages. Together, they give details on how to craft Xanthe's Earring of Nature (named after the first person to discover the recipe, Xanthe Ravenwolf). The recipe also yields the 59th level druid spell Protection of the Cabbage (named for a long-running inside joke with the EQ community).

Combine the following nine ingredients in a forge or New Tanaan Forge (no-fail combine, only use one of each):

* Demi-Sec Champagne
* Mistletoe Cutting Sickle
* Golden Idol of Tunare
* Blessed Fishing Rod
* Star Ruby Encrusted Stein
* Ceremonial Solstice Robe
* Lotus Pie
* Misty Thicket Picnic
* Lucky Cabbage

The ingredients each take high tradeskill ability to craft, but they're also droppable, so they can be purchased from other players if necessary.

The results are Xanthe's Earring of Nature (DRU/ALL), and Protection of the Cabbage, a 59th level druid-only spell. If you are not a druid, go see Rebecca Cabbageleaf in Fungus Grove at -1449.70, -803.12, -276.99.

You say, 'Hail, Rebecca Cabbageleaf'

Rebecca Cabbageleaf seems lost in thought and looks up only briefly from her work. 'Oh, hello ______, welcome to the New Thicket Inn! If you'll excuse me, I'm a bit busy copying this [scroll]. I'll be with you in a moment to chat, or to trade if you've come about the [earring]'

You say, 'What earring?'

Rebecca Cabbageleaf looks up again, 'Oh, have you come about the earring then? That's wonderful! As you probably know, the druids have recently completed an ancient ceremony, and some delightful people who weren't druids were able to participate. Sadly though, only druid's were able to use the Earrings of Nature that were created with the ceremony. I've been collecting spare earrings of Nature from those who can't use them, and giving an Earring of the Solstice in return. It's a good deal all around, as we both can benefit from the trade. If you have an earring of Nature to trade, just give it to me and I'll happily swap you, and if you don't like it, you can give it back.'

Give her your Xanthe's Earring of Nature to receive an Earring of the Solstice (ALL/ALL).
Submitted by: Fleven
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Other Crafting Quests?
# Jul 31 2003 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
I am looking for other quests like this one that are all made by high level craft items....any suggestions?
RE: Other Crafting Quests?
# Aug 06 2003 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
One quest (series of quests) would be the coldain ring or shawl quests in Thurgadin.
Quest for the rings
# Jul 26 2003 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Doing the quest due to I was a pally (and the FT I itself that I wanted...), I found that you can forge them at the horses' stables in Bazaar. Yes truly it is a no-fail item.

Jaquo Shiffon
43rd Paladin
Can a Druid get to her by casting Egress?
# Jul 25 2003 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
I read an article on another site and that person said they just cast egress while in this zone and it takes them right to her. Anyone have any info on this if it's correct?
Is there a specific type of forge?
# Jul 24 2003 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
The quest says 'Combine the following nine ingredients in a forge' - is it any forge that has the word forge on it or something else? I know that there are lots of forge's around in many different areas and zones and I have not had a need to use one before. Just getting as much info as possible before I do this.
RE: Is there a specific type of forge?
# Jul 24 2003 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Any regular forge, the type that just says "forge" at the top.

Be careful not to use a cultural forge "freeport forge, Troll forge" etc.
# Jun 18 2003 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
have everything for the combine put it in forge no go didn't make Notta nothing! anyone know if this is broken?
65th Enchanter.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 26 2003 at 9:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You need all 9 items. Did you eat something? The combine worked fine for me and it even raised my smithing to (4). It's a no-fail combine with all the needed items, I don't even think you could do it with less than 9 but looks like it sucks to be you.
The Bazaar
# Jun 11 2003 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
It's easy to buy the components without having to buy the whole kit from one person...I got mine yesterday (6/10/03) for around 3300pp from buying single items from various people...I needed four more items, got them from one person who said they sell the whole kit for 4.5 kpp. Got the Earring of Solstice and thinking of doing it again for Xanthe's earring, not too bad of a set.

Kiernen Konfounder 52nd Halfling Druid
Ancient Fellowship

Edited, Wed Jun 11 10:43:31 2003
RE: The Bazaar
# Aug 15 2003 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
243 posts
I did do it twice, first ear ring I turned in for the Sol ring on the down side I had to delete the second spell I got from it (can't use 2 of the same spell and there no drop). oh well worth it this is some nice equp. for my lev =)
good luck to you all....
love it
# Jun 06 2003 at 4:25 PM Rating: Default
4k for a 5 str 5sta 55hp earring, i love it
RE: love it
# Aug 13 2004 at 12:54 AM Rating: Default
Helloooo...mana regeneration. yes, the 4k is well worth it not to mention the mana
Price on Rodcet
# Jun 06 2003 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
Got one this weekend for my shaman.

Demi-Sec Champagne - 30pp
Mistletoe Cutting Sickle - 800pp
Golden Idol of Tunare - 1100pp
Blessed Fishing Rod - 900pp
Star Ruby Encrusted Stein - 125pp
Ceremonial Solstice Robe - 700pp
Lotus Pie - 125pp
Misty Thicket Picnic - 5pp
Lucky Cabbage - 100pp

For a total of 3885pp. Bought one about 6 months ago for my rogue and paid twice that.
Durdaen Darkpoint
Lvl85 Dark Elf Assassin
# Jun 06 2003 at 4:20 AM Rating: Default
It costs about 4000ish pp
# May 27 2003 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
same (4000 pp) here i came up about 700 short tonight but i hope by tomorrow i will have my xanthes earring and nice little spell to wait for me at 59
Easy and Rewarding to you self.
# May 16 2003 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
Go around in the bazaar, search with the bazaar search option, and your on the way to getting the earring, i did this today to my ranger, took me 5min tops to get all the items, and costed about 4k

Edited, Fri May 16 16:08:46 2003
the bazaar
# May 16 2003 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
depending on what server your using i bought all 9 ingredients in the bazaar for about 4,500pp. I finished the quest easly once i found where fungus grove is! good quest! great item!
Excel spreadsheet
# May 11 2003 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
I saw a spreadsheet somebody put together once where it had colors for each skill and then had all the sub-combines all in one spreadsheet with location for vendors and trivials and all. Does anybody know where I can get a link to that again?
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