An item on EverQuest, introduced from the start, that sold for around one platinum per tail. This is the main way for starting players to make money. There is talk of Sony lowering the value of (or "nerfing) the plague rat tail, but this is only a rumor.
GofG has slain a diseased field rat.
GofG looted a Plague Rat Tail
GofG looted a Rat's Claws