|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Examine||• White and fluffy. |
• White and fluffy. Perfect for shearing!
|NPC ID||? (edit)|
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Sheep are mammals found throughout the game. Players can use shears on most sheep to gain a piece of wool, which they can make into a ball of wool. Sheep that can be sheared appear bulkier than the ones that have been recently sheared. Sheep will sometimes try to get away from players when they are attempting to shear it. There are also talking sheep in Zanaris.
Locations of sheep[edit | edit source]
- South west of Falador, immediately in front of the Makeover Mage's house (north of the Crafting Guild), seven sheep and two rams roam freely.
- North of Lumbridge, there is a farm owned by Fred the Farmer. West of Fred the Farmer's house is a sheep pen. Here there are 6 sheep, 2 black sheep, 3 level-2 rams, a "Li'l Lamb", a black Lamb, and also an "odd-looking" sheep which is really a pair of penguins in a sheep disguise (see below).
- North of the Edgeville Monastery/West of Edgeville. There are three sheep and one ram.
- In Zanaris. Requires completion of the quest "Lost City" to access Zanaris.
- At the Fisher Realm, there is a pen along with three rams.
- North west of Lletya, there is a pen with three sheep and one ram.
- At Astram Farm north of Taverley there is a pen with six sheep.
- Sheep can also be raised at the player-owned farm.
Sheep in quests[edit | edit source]
Sheep Shearer[edit | edit source]
Penguins in disguise[edit | edit source]
North-east of Lumbridge there is a sheep pen, and inside the pen there is a pair of penguins disguised as a sheep. They are an important part in the Cold War quest. The sheep is labelled "odd-looking sheep." If players attempt to shear this fake sheep, they will not get any wool and it will back away.
Sick-looking sheep[edit | edit source]
It later transpires that they are not sick at all, only dyed to make it appear that they were. The player must re-dye them in Mourning's End Part I.
Zanaris sheep[edit | edit source]
The sheep near the master fairy ring in Zanaris can be talked to, and will offer to recite a poem it composed. Occasionally, it will recite the first stanza of the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, and the nearby cow will say, "That's not even your poem, you idiotic, animated ball of wool!" and the sheep will respond, "How now foolish cow? Do you read poetry, instead of pulling a plough?" The sheep near the master fairy ring will also say "You give me a hair-cut and then expect me to talk to you? I think not!" when you attempt to talk to them after shearing them.
Significance of sheep[edit | edit source]
Sheep are said to be the favoured race of Guthix. In Issue 25 of the God Letters, he says: "I respect the sheep, for their purpose is essential, albeit secret. Some day the rest of you mortals might discover the true power of the sheep, innocent in appearance but essential in bearing, and realise why they shelter under my protection for the time being." Sheep are unattackable, though the related rams are. In regards to sheep, Bob the Cat states that they were the first thing Guthix brought to Gielinor, followed by cats.
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Various kinds of sheep in Farmer Fred's sheep pen.
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 16 September 2019 (Update):
- White and shaggy sheep in Edgeville that looked yellow are now white and fluffy.
- ninja 9 October 2017 (Update):
- Sheared sheep now take drastically less time to regrow their wool.
- The sheep in south-east Taverley no longer wander from their pen.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Black sheep
- Penguins disguised as a sheep
- Sick-looking sheep
- Lumbridge Sheep - Lunar spell NPC Contact
- Pirate sheep
- Player-owned farm
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Jagex. Postbag God Letters 25, 8, by Guthix. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
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