Yan, Tan, Tether, Mether, Pip,
Azer, Sezar, Akker, Conter, Dick,
Yanadick, Tanadick, Tetherdick, Metherdick, Bumfit,
Yanabum, Tanabum, Tetherabum, Metherabum, Jigget
Each season, the shepherds count them out and count them in. A loss or two is to be expected, but more worrying is an increase. It is not unknown for outsiders to hitch a ride back to inhabited Mikelmerck as a sheep. Farmers delighted at the happy increase in their flocks learn to rue these gifts when they turn out to be shapechanged fey.
Once invited in, whether by choice or accident, the fey have a foothold.