- I'm sorry, but I have to ask mum.
- Oh, Pottle!
- It's alright if he wants to ask his mum.
- But she always goes and asks someone else!
During the moving to the mole tunnels when the Rage Tide was coming, Pottle wanted helped move stuff from the kitchen, but before he could do anything, he told everyone that he had to ask his mother for approval first. His mother was a Mossberry follower and since his family was against the Tower and the King, he wasn't sure if he could help work for the Tower or not. He ran home to ask, but when he found his mother wasn't home, he helped anyway.