I do not use bugs to achieve anything I do. A couple of times in my ignorant youth I did and got seriously reprimanded for them however. You are right that I don't get most of my poisons from essence. In fact I said as much. I have picked most of
what I possess. However the erasmus does come from essencing and one does not need to sit in a stockroom to essence.
Written by my hand on the 28th of Hindyear, in the year 1065.