I was told by a veteran guildie months ago that an "Essence of Cleansing" was bound-to-character but could be applied to a green steel blank to remove the Taint of Shavarath from that item before the blank became bound-to-character. I made a Shroud-farming toon to create green steel items for my main toon, and just finished my 20th completion on that alt, getting the essence for the first time after months of Shroud runs. Today someone told me that the essence does not work the way I was told, and that it in fact makes the item bound-to-character, even an unbound blank. If so I have wasted dozens and dozens of hours for nothing. Is this the case? Is there no way to cleanse a green steel for a different toon? If so, why is it not described in any detail in the ddo wiki entries for Essence of Cleansing or for the Shroud crafting stages?