Mashed Potatoes and Steak 1

Mashed Potatoes and Steak
Only at the Green Dragon
#1: Regarding Issue Fifty and a Halfling and Issue One Redux.

Hey all, Meril’s typist here. (The crazy rp chick who will henceforth refer to herself in the third person in these posts as LD.)

I want to try something a little different here, and we’ll see if I can keep up with it. Basically I’m gonna take a little time on the weeks that I am posting a Redux/Restored issue and talk a bit about the last new issue, and provide just general commentary. This serves as the “Mashed Potatoes” part of the title.

Then comes the “Steak” – a new exclusive story or article to tide you over until the new Tater.

As the subtitle says though, this bonus will only be at the Booth at the Dragon and on the Common Tater Site, so spread the word if you like what you see.

Let’s get on to it then.

Mashed Potatoes:

Fifty and a Halfling:

I had been working on the stats for Issue 50.5 since April, but I lost about eight to ten hours of work when my laptop decided to become a paperweight about a month before the the Bree Boot. I promptly gave up on getting it ready for that period of time, and then I ended up sprinting at it from the time the news on Bree came up to that weekend to get it done. The timing came perfect, and it was time to play part of my hand.

I don’t have much to say about the content, besides the fact I find it funny that sheep got mentioned so much more often then mutton. I guess hobbits like wool more then they like lambchops. I’m not even really that sure there are many actually many sheep around the Shire.. hmm.

But speaking of Fifty and a Halfling… it seems that some of the not as intelligent members of Sharkey’s group read to the end afterall and have finally realized its rudimentry meaning. Drat it anyway. They seem to have tree’d a young hobbit somewhere near Adornas.

Meril has the story…


Hobbit tree’d by orcs, rescue efforts coordinated by mysterious dwarf.
Meril Softfoot

Hey, Meril here: The Common Tater is on scene in the Druwaith Iaur in the thick forested hills nestled near the Great Sea, west and south of Adornas.

From what I can gather here, a few of Sharkey’s dimwitted orcs followed a young hobbit, Haydoc Jumbuck for days, apparently mistaking him for me… I guess orcs don’t know the difference between male and female hobbits. (or don’t care, distinct possibility right there, but I’m not about to give any orcs an anatomy lesson, other then what happens when you hit them in a certain sensitive spot that’s only found on males!)

In any case, by the time I got here, all the excitement had died down, but as far as I can tell, Haydoc wandered down a path and was ambushed,ran into a thicket and then launched himself up a tree. With no eagles to be found to assist, we certainly believe that young Master Jumbuck may just have been facing certain death, that is until his cries of peril were heard by a passing dwarf who’s identity remains a mystery. The dwarf apparently wrestled up a local girl to try to get through the bush to the trapped hobbit, but in an interview, the eorling spearmaiden noted that she was just to big to get through the shubbery. She arrived back at the scene with a friend who might have been small enough to get through the bushes in tow, but by that time, Haydoc seems to have escaped unscathed and up and vanished. Master Haydoc, should you read this, the Common Tater would love to get your side of the story, and we’d like to announce an award for any information leading to the interview of the dwarf that put out the call for help.

That’s it for this week’s Mashed Potatoes and Steak. Thanks for reading!


~ by Meril Softfoot on July 15, 2012.

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