While I'm not sure what the other guilds are doing this much I do know.
The Animist Guild considers lestagii extinct. Which means we do not
believe there is enough in the lands to have any to pick for anything
other then reseeding. As such, there is none in our store, none being
sold by us, and none being handed out to those who ask. A few of us had
some in our herb pouches prior to this current period of extinction, and
have given one or two away. But that lestagii has been in our possession
for years. My current supply of all 3 of them, is from so long ago I
was still married when I picked it. The only way I can even think of
to get lestagii today besides picking it below the 25 per patch we consider
safe, is to provide enough essance to convince somebody to make seeding
plants with it, and perhaps get a few for yourself as a thanks for your
offering. And frankly, I don't know of anyone who's done that. Although
a few folks asked earlier last year. Whatever lestagii is in the lands
is not coming from us. Along with the other valley herbs that are in
short supply. We simply don't deal in herbs after the supply gets too
low to sustain the population. On a side note, I'd think hard before
I started blaming any God for what a mortal did. Unless the God ordered
the action. And frankly, the last thing I'd ever expect Aldaron to do
is suggest his Animists go pick herbs past the appropriate sustaining
population number and then sell them for profit. There's only two herbs
that are picked by us lower then 25, madabril in emergancies, and wurtfoil.
And we only pick the madabril if someone is dying and we can't afford
to run across the lands looking for it.
In Life, Sirona
Written by my hand on the 17th of Hindyear, in the year 962.