If you don't want possible spoilers about the scrap paper from the scavenger hunts, don't read on.

While we are far from figuring much out about what exactly the Scrap Paper will be, I have been wondering, and I think I've figured something out.

Each piece of paper offers a single digit, so far.

The seven we have access to have written on them:

.

,

.

5

5

8

3

Which brought me to the idea that there is something in game already which uses two .s, one comma, and numbers. The coordinate system! And, can you guess how many pages we'd need to get a coordinate? Ten!

So, while we are still far from done, I think I might have figured something out. If I'm right we'll need to organize the numbers into coordinates, and figure out which map they correspond to, if it isn't the Shire.

Now, before the entirety of the puzzle is available to us, we can just make assumptions. Here is what we will likely need if it is a coordinate and each scrap paper is a single digit in that coordinate:

xx.x N, y.y E

xx.x N, y.y W

xx.x S, y.y E

xx.x S, y.y W

x.x N, yy.y E

x.x N, yy.y W

x.x S, yy.y E

x.x S, yy.y W

Now, given the order which the numbers have been presented, we can assume they are given in the order that they would be in the coordinate, so here are the possible coordinates following those assumptions:

5.5 N, 83.y W - This can only correspond to an unreachable area in Forochel.

5.5 S, 83.y E/W - No map corresponds to these two possibilities.

55.8 N, 3.y E/W - No map corresponds to these two possibilities.

55.8 S, 3.y W - A waterfall in North Ithilien.

So, there you have it. One coordinate if the above method is true. There is a good chance that whatever this coordinate leads us to won't even be put in game until the final week, so the coordinate could be correct. My guess is a barterer for the scrap papers.

If this is a coordinate, there is also the possibility that a page could have two digits (or three, or two pages could have two each) to make a larger number. There is also the possibility that the papers are in a random order, or even a pattern, so we would have to reorder the coordinate after all the pages are discovered. I doubt this, because if you organize your bag, the pages fall in order that they were received. I feel pretty good about assuming that the numbers are in the proper order.