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 nine we have access to have written on them:

.

,

.

5

5

8

3

7

2

Which brought me to the idea that there is something in game already which uses two .s, one comma, and numbers. The coordinate system!

I fully expected a cardinal letter in Year 9's scrap paper. Unfortunately, getting another digit means that the coordinate is most likely scrambled in some way. My guess is the simplest, that my original assumption is still true, and the number 2 symbolizes the second of N or S, and next week's will also be a 2, symbolizing the second of E or W. I also expect the horseshoe from Year 8 will reveal the object/npc, and that the object/npc is still not in game.

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

I didn't mention xx.x N/S yyy.y E/W, even though it looks like we'll have enough numbers to fill this type of coordinate, because this leads to Ered Luin, where the first two digits in the Y coordinate would have to be 1 and 0. Since we have neither a 1 nor a 0, and including two digits on the final sheet would give us too many digits total, I am confident that the coordinate is either scrambled, or the simple assumption I originally had (that the coordinate numbers will be listed in the order we received each number) was correct.

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, 83.7 W - This can only correspond to an unreachable area in Forochel.

5.5 S, 83.7 E/W - No map corresponds to these two possibilities.

55.8 N, 3.7 E/W - No map corresponds to these two possibilities.

55.8 S, 3.7 W - A waterfall in North Ithilien.

So, there you have it. One coordinate if the above method is true, and the Year 9 number 2 corresponds to South. 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.

Another possibility is that Year 10 will have both cardinals. If this is true the coordinate is scrambled in some way, probably a pattern. With that assumption I found one pattern that could work, alternating the numbers in the x's and y's (I got the idea from the beginning of the list .,.). This gives you a coordinate in West Rohan of 53.5 S, 78.2 W.