I saw my first silk ball today and about fainted! I know many a tailor has been waiting for a cheaper way to get silk! The drop rate seems to be 'less' than Heartwood, so dunno if heartwood will be more rare or silk more common? Guess we'll find out!
Also, way to go on making the smoked fish separate! Totally makes sense now!!
Not sure about the rest - my character doesn't go questing or use high level items....although I do have some 'magic' ability - have to try the wand sometime.
All in all, great job everyone!!