Our reaction was kind of like Finn and Jake's reaction when Tree Trunks takes a bite of the ultimate apple:
WHAT THE HECK!
All of my emoticons from that point forward for the rest of the day were like.
Looking up the DDO Wiki on where to find that Lightning-Split Soarwood made me :( though because it's apparently uber rare, which is why it's so much money . . . makes sense I suppose. I'm lucky enough to have two hiding in my bags at the moment . . . now what to do with those. Hmmmm. +1 to all saves or sell on auction house? *taps chin*
SO, the past couple of nights have been spent in The Tide Turns, going for that rubble pile down with the rats. In fact, we decided to run the entire instance on elite just to finish up the factioning there that we hadn't done. It's amazing how a few levels makes things cake . . . a far cry since we did that instance as a group, yo.
My big discovery was the new Artificer end reward for completing the Tide Turns. Look at this thing!
CHIMERA'S BREATH! Oh man, seeing loot like this really makes me want to roll an artificer. LOL
Anyway, any suggestions for hunting for Lightning-split Soarwood would be appreciated. As far as I can tell, it's all about making sure you hit those rubble piles everywhere you go.