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Since he didn't mention anything about how to get them after asking, here are the details.
In south east Makna Forest...near Abyss Basin, Precipice Bridge, Hode Lair. There are enemies with a prefix then 'Hode'. I encountered them mainly during the day. It takes forever for them to drop, I've only received them when they drop silver chests, and even then it wasn't every time. Good luck.
This is just getting silly I now have 5 silver chests each reload, and am killing 3 hodes each time... I have reloaded at least 15 times, so easily opened over 50 chests... still only have 3 hode planks
So far every quest item I've needed was the 'rare' drop which means it's unique to each particular monster and not it's whole family.
if you kill two similar enemies and look at their drops, they will share the common drop (tiny bag) and the family crystal drop but the larger bag drop is different for each one. The game is dirty too by letting one kind override another if you group-fight and then they mix groups of different types...