Unlike most sceap, painted sceap don't have wool and can't be sheared. Instead they have hair, which grows long on their necks and chests, and feathers their long tails. They shed this hair in the spring and many magi collect it. They're a friendly, calm breed who like to be around magi, and they possess a magic that induces sleep. Hardy and active, they can be kept in many climates but prefer to live in tropical areas, where their hair allows them to keep cool despite the heat. Magi who are having trouble sleeping often find that keeping a small flock nearby allows them to get a good night's rest. For those living in cities, a sliver of horn from the painted ram or a few twists of hair from the ewe can also help when worn close to the body.
This horned egg has wavy multicolored stripes.
Painted sceap hatchlings are a little slower to grow than most sceap, and while playful they enjoy a good long nap. They're curious and enjoy poking their noses into anything that seems interesting, especially if it might be edible. Painted sceap often have two or more hatchlings at a time, and in a large flock this can mean a lot of noise as they all bleat at each other, each family's bleat slightly different from all the rest. Hatchlings are comforting to be around but don't usually induce sleep until they're fully grown, at which point they sometimes accidentally knock people out before they learn to control the ability.
Adult painted sceap are stocky creatures with long hair and a soft, multicolored coat: white and pink for males, black and gold for females. Female painted sceap don't usually have horns, but the males have horns that curl down by each cheek. These horns are mostly used for displays of dominance and to establish hierarchy in the flock; they are almost never used against magi. The females take on most of the responsibility for parenting hatchlings and are doting mothers. As adults, painted sceap can help magi to fall asleep; some magi say that they can hear the flock humming at night, a soothing sound that helps settle emotions and relax muscles.
Obtained from: Event, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: March 28th 2016
Sprite art: Xenomorph, Tekla | Description: Sochitelya