Fescue Mirdop was the husband of Mildwort Mirdop and father of Burnet and Buttercup. He controlled the fake monster Mirdop which hung from the trees to scare off travelers. He and his wife invited Martin the Warrior, Laterose of Noonvale, Grumm Trencher, and Pallum into their home for tea, which, at the Mirdop home, consisted of a single scone per creature, in spite of the travelers' great hunger and fatigue. Fescue was a stern father and did not accept bad manners from his children, whom he believed should be "seen and not heard." In contrast, he surrendered most domestic decisions to the wishes of his wife.