Shepherd is a guardian of sheep who was cursed to kill ten of his sheep a day. He had lost his will to live. He was used by Demon Pluto to seduce Phanta in the Dream Realm. Phanta and Jumper got the sheep to revolt thus saving them and giving Shepherd back his will to live. Shepherd gave Phanta an amulet which looked like a shepherd's crook so she could visit when she wanted to an hour. Demoness Sharon posed as his sister. After Phanta returned to Xanth, she met him there. They were married by Princess Dawn after repairing the cable.