One more, potentially n00by question related to what I've quoted.
If both Tionese and Columni come from the same FPs (Hard Modes), how is it that you are acquiring commendations for the gear one rank down from what you are trying to loot? Should you approach the first Hard Modes you do trying to loot Columni and spending your tokens on Tionese?
Only the last bosses in HM FPs drop Columi tokens. The rest drop Tionese tokens and commendations.