|Release date||22 March 2006 (Update)|
|Quest NPC||Cold War, Sheep Shearer|
|Location(s)||Lumbridge sheep farm|
|Examine|| Is it a sheep?|
This sheep, that is actually two penguins dressed as a sheep, appears roaming inside Fred the Farmer's Farm, located in Lumbridge. They are codenamed Paxton and Philbert. It is often confused with normal sheep by new players, and when people try to shear it to obtain wool, it will simply walk away. It is referred to as "The Thing" by Fred.
It is also the only sheep outside of Zanaris with the "Talk-to" option, but it will simply give a dismissive response unless you are doing the Cold War quest.
Strangely enough, this "sheep" was part of RuneScape a long time before the Cold War quest was introduced.
At least one of the two is ranked as a private, having signed his name as "Private " in postbag 34 (his actual name is censored by the Postmaster Penguin). The two take orders from Staff Sergeant (whose name is also censored by the Postmaster Penguin).
- These penguins were referred to in Postbag from the Hedge 34. The following is a direct excerpt from the letter: "He'll only reassign us if we go mad, and nobody mad would want to be reassigned. We call it Catch Twenty-Tuna." This is a reference to the book, Catch-22. Specifically, it refers to the scene where Yossarian learns that if he continues to fly missions, he would be insane and eligible to request a transfer to a different post. If he submits a request for a transfer, it is determined that he has concerns for his own safety and is therefore sane and ineligible for a transfer.
- According to Noodle Fideu, the penguins were set up with their costume by Rotini, and they had "ome trubble wi' flyin' yeller amfibians on the walk down", which means that they were mistaken for Sick-looking sheep and someone tried to shoot a yellow toad at them.
- ^ Jagex. Postbag 34 - "Transcript:A SUBLIMINAL EVIL MESSAGE: Read this postbag!", Letter 6, by Private . RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
- ^ Jagex. Postbag 19 - "Transcript:The vampyres explain themselves", Letter 6, by Noodle Fideu. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
|Part 1 of the Penguin quest series|