I just went through 2k ingots trying to get the essence of battle recipe, and at 20 ingots per quest that's an awful lot of quests. Obviously I didn't get it. I did come out with Resilient Bracer and Scrappers Compendium recipes. I'm fairly sure I know who can use the bracer, but does anyone want the scrappers? oh, and I brought out the runic carving knife too, just in case. That's a freebie if anyone wants it.