So, tonight I noticed one more good reason to go and collect at least some of these coins.
You can get 8 dumplings for one Coin of Ancestry from Valadar Starsong in Nighthaven (53,35 in Moonglade). They stack to 20, so 5 coins will get you 2 stacks.
Now, look at the effect. 4% of your mana returned every second for 25 seconds. Drink for the entire 25 seconds, and that’s a guaranteed mana bar refill. Compare that with Conjured Manna Biscuits, which would only give you 100% mana return in 25 seconds if you had 6,000 mana or less. For someone like me, with a 12K mana pool, I’m getting mana back twice as fast as I am with mage bickies.
(And, of course, all of the above applies to people who are after the health regen rather than the mana regen, too.)
Obviously, the big downside is that they’re soulbound – but if your bank isn’t full to the brim already, why not go and spend a coin or 50 and stock up on some of these bickies? They’re incredibly useful for farming, soloing, or even instancing when you don’t have a mage in the group – and they’re one of those quest rewards that people just look right past, time and again. I know I’ll be buying as many as I can fit in my bag, and nibbling happily on dumplings for weeks to come.