A sheoque is a type of faery indigenous to Ireland. It is supposed to be one of the types of faeries that makes a practice of stealing children. These faeries are not malevolent, however, and occasionally take grown-ups into faeryland as well. Most faeries are thought to operate with a different set of social rules and moral codes than humans, and they do not understand why taking a child is wrong or why it would upset a baby's parents to do so, especially if they leave a changeling in its place. Sheoques are thought to like to keep humans as pets, but if they can be sought out and asked to return a missing child, they will do so, no questions asked, for they really mean no harm; they just want to keep humans as pets because they find them amusing.