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Quest details

Name: Sheep Herder
Release date: 15 August 2002 (Update)
Pay-to-play: Yes
Start: Speak to Councillor Halgrive outside of the East Ardougne church.
Length: Short - long (varying depending on skill, patience, and luck)
Requirements: None
Items needed: 100 Coins.png
Monsters to defeat: None
Recommended: Unknown edit

Farmer brumty's location

Talk to Councillor Halgrive. He will explain that 4 plague sheep escaped from West Ardougne! He says you have to kill the sheep and then burn their remains in a furnace.

You need to be wearing protective clothing before you start, so buy a set of plague clothes (Protective trousers, jacket) for 100 coins from Doctor orbon inside the church.

Now head to Farmer brumty's farm, north of East Ardougne, and pick up the Cattle prod from the ground.

Herding the sheep

Prod every kind of plague sheep a few times, and it will jump into the enclosure. Once inside, kill it by using Poison animal feed on it. If you do not kill the sheep in about 90 seconds after luring it into the enclosure, it will respawn back at its original location and you will have to lure it back in all over again! Every plague sheep will drop plagued sheep remains which should be used on the cattle furnace found in the small house inside the enclosure.

The sheep are found in the following locations:

  1. Just south-east from the enclosure.
  2. Directly next to the first group.
  3. Northwest of the enclosure.
  4. South of Elena's house in East Ardougne.

Once all of the remains have been incinerated, return to Councillor Halgrive and receive your reward!


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  • Before completion of the quest, some players may be able to poison sheep of the same type and incinerate their remains. It is unknown of whether this is intentional or a glitch.
  • Upon completion of the quest, it is referred to as Plague sheep quest