Finally got something decent from ToC. A General Plate recipe, although I'm not sure I'm too keen on crafting it, because it means breaking ESA which I don't even have. :p
My Back Alley Poor favor rate seems to have improved the amount of Boxes changed, but I'm still uncertain about the resulting weapon from the General Box. I think that's based on luck. :\
Turned in 200 Soldier's Boxes > 23 Officer Boxes > 2 General Box which gave me a decent Staff and a not so decent Gaiter.