I've tried all the text she says, everything from hails, everything for aid grimel, everything from the two books you get, other text from solstrin/dain, every variety of asking for etching tools I can think of, /em of the preceeding, and she hasn't responded to anything. I've killed her a dozen times and she doesn't drop them either. I feel pretty confident PetitionQuest RNG is the only way to get the etching tools until Luclin opens. I'm guessing a few people asked early and got lucky. I'd just like to be able to go ahead and do the dang quest lol.