The Archives: Musheep

One file in the Archives reveals information about the Musheep. You read carefully to learn about this creature and obtain more knowledge about the mysterious species of Ark.

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Availability

Retired

Dates

Available Jan 22 - Jan 31, 2022.

Habitat

Forest

Height

1.17 m

Weight

90 kg

Population Rank

#411 of 972

Obtained From

Cave
Cash Shop Park
Event/Plot

About Musheep Eggs

White Button Mushroom

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Agaricus

Bleh, this egg smells rather strange. This distinct, foul odour can sometimes be found wafting through the forests during early spring. During this time, one can find Musheep eggs laying huddled together in small clumps in the shade of a tree.

Musheep are the result of the eggs of certain sheep species, such as the Mouflon, becoming infected with a special type of fungus that only occurs on the island of Ark. The mutated egg will soon become as white as a sheet, however the developing creature inside still appears to grow surprisingly healthily. Though the resulting newborn will definitely not look as expected...

About the Musheep Creature

Laid-back and lazy, the Musheep is one adorable little ball of... fluff? What appears to be a fleece of wool at first sight is actually large masses of white mushrooms growing all over their body. These mushrooms are indeed edible, and Musheeps certainly do not mind if any are plucked from their bodies.

Both the mutating fungus and Musheeps themselves are a rather recent discovery, though these small sheep are already beginning to become a fairly common sight on farms. While most sheep-like creatures are kept as livestock for their soft wool, Musheeps are kept for the sole purpose of farming their spongy, ever-growing fungi. The mushrooms grow back swiftly once sheared from the Musheep, and the removal of them in no way harms the creature itself. These mushrooms have been described as tasting oddly sweet.

While they may seem like perfect pets on paper due to their low maintenance and relaxed demeanour, their egg's putrid odour still lingers after hatching—though it is thankfully much weaker than before. As a result, keeping one as a pet isn't always recommended.

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