Alabaster pigment is made by milling starter level herbs (silverleaf, earthroot and peacebloom) which can generally be picked up for 2g/stack (or less); and at 2-3 pigments / 5 herbs, costs very roughly 3g /stack
This pigment can be used to make Moonglow ink (with some value for minor inscirption research), and Ivory ink. In either instance, only levelling scribes creating vendor trash and those missing minor glyphs are really interested in these inks/pigment.
In a previous fit of 'must mill herbs', I milled multiple stacks into Alabaster pigment, got grumpy at milling 'uselessly' and dumped it all into bank storage.
Recently, after staring at junk in storage (including these pigments), I put everthing I could onto a spare bank alt and walked upto the auctioneer and posted everyting for Auctioneer's market value.
- Why did I even think of posting at this price? (I didn't - just used the market price).
- Why did someone buy it? (They didn't care what it cost? They didn't know to buy herbs? Ummm? They need a cluestick?)
A level 10 toon could do this milling. My first level 10 toon certainly did not have 16g to his name.
If you (or your guildies) find that you are milling herbs, try posting a few pigments on the way.