Armored Sheep of the Loktarian Highlands (A to Z, A)

1 April, 2022

sheep-livestock-scotland-wool-nature-united-kingdom-north-scotlandThe Loktarian Highlands have developed an interesting ecology after the sundering, the grasses there have become quite high in metal content and the local sheep have adapted to such in the diets.

This makes their meat taste, well, metallic and their wool is interpenetrated with metal making it very tough and durable, though heavier than normal wool.  While Loktarian wool is highly prized for these qualities it is rare for several reasons:

The Armored Sheep of the Loktarian Highlands are stubborn, larger than most sheep, quite strong and very tough.  Even herding them can be a challenge and building a friendly relationship with them is more likely to lead to positive results then trying to intimidate them into obeying.

The Loktarian Highlands are a bitter and windswept region than most people would rather not live in especially as predators that can kill a Loktarian sheep are often pleased to try softer prey for variety.

The wool is very tough and special shears are required to shear the wool from the sheep, an act that they do not appreciate in any case.

It does take dye made from local plants very well and to some other dyes as well, usually ones that mix metal and plant based colors in their compositions.

Notes: First A to Z post for 2022.  Expect more odd creatures as we go along in the month.

Image found on Pikist and is in the Public Domain.

One comment

  1. That is an odd sheep indeed. Looks kind of like a yak or something. It’s a new one to me.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out Battle of the Bands

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