Indeed Blotto is correct. At most I maybe am able to pick five erasmus at the odd moment but almost all I use comes from taking the time to make essence.
On a further note I never made a single 'law' about poison picking. Bandits do have a loose guideline within the guild that we discuss with each other about poisons and ensuring we have enough etc but the whole pick to 25 and plant one deal has been
around since before my time. Also pay attention old man I am not nor have I been the GM of the bandits for a while now. That honor now belongs to Dreeman a very fine man indeed.
Written by my hand on the 26th of Hindyear, in the year 1065.