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).
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Update for the Artisan Prize Sub quest
# Aug 10 2016 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
28 posts
If you are here trying to do the artisan prize quest, you are in luck!
I redid the entire recipe in the expand on click format at my site. It took about 12 man hours to redo this recipe.
Naroggs Place

Scroll down a bit and you will find the link where the recipe is hosted:)


Edited, Aug 10th 2016 7:45pm by WeakeAgrro
Wouldnt work
# Jun 11 2006 at 11:04 PM Rating: Excellent
21 posts
.... bought idol of tunare instead of golden idol of tunare.. damn eq and it's million items

Edited, Sun Jun 11 23:02:23 2006
I got one
# Apr 09 2006 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
Did this today, got all items in the bazaar in Cazic/Brell:

Champagne 38pp
Mistletoe 299pp
idol 1000
Rod 1190
Stein 100
Robe 340
Pie 120
Picnic 25
cabbage 65
total 3177

RE: I got one
# Apr 21 2006 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
I can't beleive you paid 25pp for a MTP!

never more than 5p on Drinal
RE: I got one
# Apr 19 2006 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
274 posts
my total cost was 3998
rod was 1400
idol 1100
# Sep 01 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
entire kit:
picnic: 4.8
pie: 35
champange: 40
cabbage: 40
robe: 45
stein: 175
sickle: 300
idol: 925
rod: 1000
On Cazic Today 1 Sept 05

Undaphel Wraithsister - Brell Serilis
Maelin Starpyre Prices
# Feb 20 2005 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
65 posts
Just did this on MS for the following prices (early on a Sunday morning so probably a bit off):

Demi-sec Champagne 45p
Mistletoe Cutting Sickle 1500p
Golden Idol of Tunare 1500p
Blessed Fishing Rod 2000p
Star Ruby Encrusted Stein 300p
Ceremonial Solstice Robe 150p
Lotus Pie 150p
Misty Thicket Picnic 9p
Lucky Cabbage 180p

Hope this helps!
RE: Maelin Starpyre Prices
# Dec 14 2005 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
I bought all these in PoK on Maelin for 5k. if anyone else on Marlin needs these items, there is a guy selling them. [b][/b][Blue][/Blue]
RE: Maelin Starpyre Prices
# Aug 17 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
Just did this on Prexus

Demi-sec Champagne 25p
Mistletoe Cutting Sickle 275
Golden Idol of Tunare 1300
Blessed Fishing Rod 900
Star Ruby Encrusted Stein 80
Ceremonial Solstice Robe 50
Lotus Pie 25
Misty Thicket Picnic 5
Lucky Cabbage 30
RE: Maelin Starpyre Prices
# May 20 2005 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
Did this on a friday night on The Tribunal.

Demi-sec Champagne 9p
Mistletoe Cutting Sickle 400
Golden Idol of Tunare 900
Blessed Fishing Rod 1000p
Star Ruby Encrusted Stein 75
Ceremonial Solstice Robe 25
Lotus Pie 25
Misty Thicket Picnic 6
Lucky Cabbage 9p

so you can see there is quite a range in priced between servers
Combine lvl requirement
# Oct 02 2004 at 1:09 AM Rating: Default
On 10/2 tried this combine with a lvl 7 mage, it will not even let me put the items in the forge, let alone try the combine. Silly way to nerf the item, dont put a Req level in it, no, ninja in a req level on the combine so you don't know till after you have bought all the items 8(.
RE: Combine lvl requirement
# Oct 19 2004 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
Just did a combine with a lv 5 druid today. LVing one up for my friend and I thought she would like an earring of the solstice.

When you say it wouldn't even let you put them in, were you using the tradeskill window? If you weren't doing this already, I suggest that you click "experiment" before doing tradeskills the manual way. The slots on the tradeskill UI are fake. They are only for showing needed ingredients.
RE: Combine lvl requirement
# Oct 15 2004 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
402 posts
You are incorrect. This combined worked successfully on my 44 shaman recently.
RE: Combine lvl requirement
# Oct 02 2004 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
Click the 'experiment' button then try to put them in manually.

RE: Combine lvl requirement
# Oct 02 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Default
710 posts
This is false - perhaps having some lag problems with the area or trying to use a cultural forge or something.

I did this combine today with my level 12 chanter.
Earring of Soltice
# Sep 28 2004 at 9:26 AM Rating: Excellent
I have been told you now need to be lvl 51( as of 11/03 ) to do the combine on the items , anyone know if this is true or not ?
RE: Earring of Soltice
# Jan 26 2005 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
I've done it at level 1 with every manaclass character I've made.
RE: Earring of Soltice
# Jul 04 2006 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
I agree. Even with the proliferation of FT, excuse me, mana regen items nowadays, this is still an affordable and rather nice twink item for any class that uses mana (including hybrids). I've done this with multiple characters between 1 and 25, just did it a minute ago with a necro as a matter of fact. Quick and easy (the only thing that SOE has left as such . . .).
RE: Earring of Soltice
# Sep 29 2004 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
its not true , i just did with my 29 chanter
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 20 2004 at 10:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well maybe for you I only have 2 things out of it and today is day 1 in a half.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 19 2004 at 11:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Im gonna try to make this like MAKE everything. I'm not gonna make them ALL by myself Im just gonna get all the ingredients and have friends that are GM in a skill to make the combine for me. What do you guy think is the Estimated time for me to do all this? One Day I looked at all the ingredients and if you want this earring for slight freeness it donest look easy :D. Est. TIme?
RE: Sounds like fun?
# Jul 20 2004 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
A day if you're lucky.

Two days tops.
Ant Bayle Prices
# Jul 04 2004 at 4:49 AM Rating: Default
Just completed this on Ant Bayle (must be a bit higher inflation here :-(
Took 25 mins including sourcing items and the run to Fungus for me to exchange for the earring of the solstice. Prices were:-
Demi-Sac 35
Mistletoe CS 1250
Idol of Tunare 600
Blessed Fishing Rod 1390
Star Ruby Stein 220
Solstice Robe 80
Lotus Pie 95
Misty Thicket Picnic 5
Lucky Cabbage 100

3775 plat altogether. Smiley: grin
piece of cake
# Jun 19 2004 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
Just completed this, Cost me 2125 on Solusek Ro server
What to do with 2nd scroll?
# Jun 18 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
342 posts
If you do this quest 2 times for the Druid-only earring set, is there anything you can do with the 2nd spell scroll for PotC? Destroy or use for something else? Would be nice if SoE made it a hand-in quest for a random spell like the parchments.
RE: What to do with 2nd scroll?
# Jun 18 2004 at 7:23 PM Rating: Default
3,705 posts
Hold it over the destroy button, and click. Its got no use, once you have scribed the spell.
# Jun 01 2004 at 10:02 PM Rating: Default
says this quest was updated today? what was updated?
RE: update??
# Oct 01 2004 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
601 posts
It says it gets updated because someone posts a new message like this one. I think.
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#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 27 2004 at 11:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Edited, Sat Apr 24 08:24:14 2004
# Mar 27 2004 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
If you wear two of these, do you get FTx2...or do you just get FT?
# Mar 27 2004 at 5:27 PM Rating: Excellent
FT stacks to 15 and no you cant wear 2 sols as they are lore. you can however get another ft1 item.
# Mar 13 2004 at 3:05 PM Rating: Default
YES YES YES you can wear bothSmiley: jawdropearring's did it today and im a happy camperSmiley: grin
cost me 3289pp for the items on Xeg.
Ten Liber Brassica books
# Mar 04 2004 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
There are ten Liber Brassica books in the game written in various languages

What does this mean? Where are they now. Why is there existance not documented by Lucy? What else do they say? Any secret incantations or formulations that may assist a devoted wizardess in opening further pathways to the sublime?
RE: Ten Liber Brassica books
# Aug 11 2004 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
The Liber books are still in the game, at least most of them. I couldn't find the Skyshrine book when I checked after the revamp, but it still may be there somewhere.

The books are considered to be 'written' in the various languages, but the reading of books has been broken for some time (it ignores your language skills and lets you read anything). This has been going on at last mention since before Planes of Power and perhaps as far back as Luclin.

To check and see what language a book is written in, you can Identify it. For a readable object it will give a language the book is written in as well as the lore for the item. But again, the language books are written in is meaningless to the game now, as anyone can read anything.
RE: Ten Liber Brassica books
# Mar 04 2004 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
385 posts
A little research before posting is a good thing. Here are the Liber Brassica books in Lucy. Some of them even have the book text.

All the books are still in the game, though I believe they are all written in Common now. You can still find them by going to the individual vendors who sold them originally.

The text of the books provided clues to the nine tradeskill recipes that make up the components for this quest, as well as some role-playing background flavor text.
Sir KyrosKrane Sylvanblade
Luclin (Veeshan) Server
Lord, Lightbringer, and Redeemer in the service of Erollisi Marr
Master Artisan (300 + GM Trophy in All)
Master Fisherman (200 + 5%) and maybe Master Drunk (2xx + 20%, too drunk to tell!)
just looked
# Feb 24 2004 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
its currently selling for 4785 on brell

* Demi-Sec Champagne 25
* Mistletoe Cutting Sickle 1000
* Golden Idol of Tunare 650
* Blessed Fishing Rod 1600
* Star Ruby Encrusted Stein 400
* Ceremonial Solstice Robe 250
* Lotus Pie 100
* Misty Thicket Picnic 10
* Lucky Cabbage 100
just outta my price range but shouldntbe a problem if i watch for low prices :) hope to have it this weekend hehehe
RE: just looked
# Feb 24 2004 at 1:26 PM Rating: Default
w00t! i got it heheh
* Demi-Sec Champagne 18
* Mistletoe Cutting Sickle 1000
* Golden Idol of Tunare 650
* Blessed Fishing Rod 1600
* Star Ruby Encrusted Stein 295
* Ceremonial Solstice Robe 300
* Lotus Pie 95 *the person helped me by selling at this price (i was 80p short)
* Misty Thicket Picnic 5
* Lucky Cabbage 100

this was on brell btw
*thanks to all that helped!
What a PAIN
# Feb 09 2004 at 12:12 AM Rating: Default
Well, I tried to go and buy some items to do the quest, and as I was in the bazaar I found the Demi-Sec Champagne. Low and behold, I couldn't purchase it off of a single trader. What a bummer!

If anyone can tell me why, I would surely appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
# Jan 28 2004 at 1:46 PM Rating: Default
30 posts
I remember when 1.5 years ago when I got two for my druid, and I gladly paid 9kpp for the ingredients, now they all sell for 4.5kpp or less! Bah!! hehe
Can Druid get Solstice?
# Dec 26 2003 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
The description above reads, "If you are not a druid, you can give your Earring of Nature to Rebecca Cabbageleaf in Fungus Grove, and she will give you an Earring of the Solstice (ALL/ALL)."

Can a Druid do this quest and turn in the Earring of Nature in exchange for the Earring of Solstice? I ask because of the "If you are not a Druid..."

Then, do the quest again and receive the Earring of Nature?
RE: Can Druid get Solstice?
# Dec 26 2003 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Yes, my druid has both. Just make sure you turn the FIRST one in for the solstice earring, BEFORE you combine the second, or it will poof due to lore status.
# Dec 24 2003 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
You know what would have been funny? If one of these jokers with names like Fartto, bubblebut, etc etc had gotten this named after them.
Idol of Karana
# Sep 14 2003 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
I have a golden idol of Karana. Is this used as the same thing as idol of Tunare? Appreciate any info on it. thanks.
RE: Idol of Karana
# Sep 16 2003 at 6:45 PM Rating: Excellent
Safe way to Rebecca
# Aug 26 2003 at 1:04 PM Rating: Excellent
As a druid the safest way I have found to get there is port into Twilight Sea. Invis yourself if you want. This zone is lvl 20-40 and run to the castle. Keep going up stairs until you are at the top and looking at what looks like a giant hoop. Click on the hoop and you will zone into a safe point in Fungus Grove. Then succur to the outpost. You will land in water when you succur but there is nothing here that will hurt you. Rebecca is found in one of the buildings alone.
lvl 52
Wood Elf,Druid
RE: Safe way to Rebecca
# Oct 22 2003 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
75 posts
Or you could just run into Echo Caverns from Shadow Haven near the soul binder. Take a left then a right. Straight through the door, where it splits again take a right then an immediate left and you are at the zone to FG. When you pop in you are in the outpost. That would be safer than porting into TS. Considering if you haven't killed any elementals, you have to invis your self in the castle. (Just a thought =) Plus if you are a druid, SoW yourself in the Nexus and levi (or SoE if you are 54+) and Camo yourself if you are that paranoid. Also, why not do the Traders of the Haven quest while you are there. I like having another place to sell with good faction. Especially when doing baking trade skills. Daliea Saeiersa sells meat spits and various other baking supplies. Amulet of the Haven (which is the reward for the quest) has a built in faction modifier as well. Ack.. there I go on a tangent. Anyway might as well do both quests at the same time since the quest npc's are close together. And by the way, I went from apprehensive to amiable doing the Traders of the Haven quest 2 times. Can't hurt.

Niltsaria Fastfeets
54 Wanderer of Karana
<Shards of Eternal Darkness>
Solusek Ro
RE: Safe way to Rebecca
# Sep 11 2003 at 10:26 PM Rating: Default
You could do the same as a Necro... Levant puts you there too, if you decide to go after you get the spell.
can a 40 druid do it
# Aug 18 2003 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
I know I can buy all the stuffs in bazaar, but is there any level and faction restriction for this quest? I am a 40 halfling druid. I also don't know where is lady. Is it safe to get here without be attacked by mob, since Fungus grove is a too high lvl zone for me. Buy the way do I need to go to anywhere to initiate this quest?
RE: can a 40 druid do it
# Aug 24 2003 at 11:43 AM Rating: Default
Yes you can do it. All you have to do is get all the items and combine in a forge. Can't fail the combine
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