I have read the posts on where to find the black lotus, and have made the pass several times but to no avail. I even resorted to buying the remarkable regents pack with crowns, and I have to say that was horrible. The pack was full of things I didnt need, and could either easily find or buy. When it comes to items like the lotus or diamonds, they really should be in pack as they are essential to crafting quests and very hard to find, from what I have been reading, I'm not the only one. This might be something that the system may want to change or improve on as spending the money for the remarkable regents pack was a waste.