Lets see if I can do this without over writing. An item can show up anywhere loot is spawned. It is called "an encrusted item". You can find it on any monsters, treasure chest, or lock pick chests. You can find it on sale on NPC's... any off them. You can find them washed up on shore, or in the woods. You can find it fishing for SOS's or hunting TMAPs. They are random, the more you battle monsters, the more you increase your chance to get one. Then when you get one it resets. Alchemist must make solutions to remove the crustiness and show you your prize. An NPC can examine the encrusted item for a fee of 20k and tell you what level it is. There are 5 levels. These levels can be 1 of any item every created for an EM event, any arty, any spawning reward. The Devs will not tell us what each level holds. They are just nuggets of game play. They WONT come from mining or lumber jacking or straight fishing. Limit autoboting for the stuff. The idea is it is a huge realm and who are we to say who finds what where.