Alton Moughbry is Potato Counter's 'host'. He'll tell you if you're wrong or right after counting your mound of potatoes, as well as how long it took you, and usually gives you quite a few Neopoints to make it worth your time. Of course, he finds the exact number of potatoes in an envelope stored with each potato sack.
24, 26, 27... wait a sec--ARGH!!! 1, 2...
There's an awful lot you can do with a potato. You can stuff it with sour cream and chives, mash it up with a little butter (okay, maybe a LOT of butter... hehe), or even chop up a few and make some potato salad. My personal favourite, though, is a piping hot bowl of potato and leek soup. Mmm, delicious!
So this is where all the potato-counting action in Meridell has gone to, huh? I guess it's not enough to count them on the ground. No, Neopians want to count potatoes as they're flying through the air. Hrmph! I'll show you all who's the potato-counting master around here. Step up and show me what you've got.
I hiked all the way up here to Faerieland, just to count Babaas for some little kid who needs her sleep. What about my sleep? Hmph! At least they're paying me in potatoes. What's that? You want to compete with me... for my potatoes? You wouldn't dare! Like I'd share those... Hmph!
I've about had it with that utterly unstable Wocky. First he buys up all the best potato cropland, then he buys up all the open stalls at the market. I was here first! But no, everything about the potato business has to be extreme. Ugh!