Robin had taken a position as a Shirriff because it was such a easy job, but when Lotho Sackville-Baggins came to power, Robin unwillingly left Hobbiton and became part of the East Farthing Troop. Sam referred to Robin as "Cock-robin." While Robin liked the inside of a tavern as well as anyone and resented Lotho's tyranny, he merely thought quietly about what it would take to depose the Chief, for he was too fearful to instigate anything. In the end he reluctantly cooperated with the Company Hobbits by assisting them in their approach to the beleagured Shire.
- MERP:Lords of Middle-earth Vol III: Hobbits, Dwarves, Ents, Orcs & Trolls