There are "Hidden" gathering nodes that only appear at certain game times in specific locations. You must have your "Truth" ability active to see the node when it pops (It is still yours and not shared), and when you go to gather from it, all points will be unknown. You then have to use your "Toil" ability, which will use up 300 of your GP, stripping you of a significant amount of GP to only be able to increase your success/hq rate slightly.
This is SE's answer to allowing per person gather points. This is very limiting, and does good to control the market on items to make them rare. Pretty well done IMHO.