In Vabbi, fierce and filthy harpies prey upon wandering bands of travelers for anything they can steal. Some legends hold that the harpies were once beautiful winged creatures who proudly served Dwayna, the Goddess of the Air, until a catastrophic event cast them down from the heavens. Now they stalk the earth as they struggle to survive. Vabbi poets elaborate further, claiming that the fallen harpies now hate everything that walks on the ground. Vabbi scholars dismiss such romanticized notions—this race of screeching, vicious, petty thieves is probably too simple-minded, they say, for such complex motivations.
As jealous, hateful creatures, harpies delight in tormenting other intelligent races, sometimes raiding and robbing more for twisted amusement than out of a desire for wealth. Dervishes claim they’ve seen harpies stealing food from wanderers just to watch them starve, or in some cases, snatching bright treasures from adventurers purely out of envy for the shiny baubles wanderers wear.
Harpies gather in extended families, each with the social structure of a corrupt matriarchy. Once a harpy matron decides to sink her talons into a stretch of countryside, her descendants will make life miserable for any who pass through those lands. Most harpies are clever enough to hunt in lands frequented by defenseless travelers, but throughout history, a few harpy matrons have set their sights on rarer, brighter treasures.
In some Vabbi myths, only the matron of a harpy family can breed, making life even more unpleasant for other females—but this may just be a thinly veiled allegory attacking certain powerful wives in the estates of wealthy Vabbi.
List of hostile NPCs
|Guild Wars Nightfall|
|Istan|| 4, 12 (24) Skree Talon
8 (23) Skree Fledgeling
11 (24) Skree Hunter
8 (23) Skree Hatchling
14 (24) Skree Griffon
5, 13 (24) Skree Warbler
|Fledgling Skree Wing|
|Vabbi|| 24 (26) Skree Raider
24 (26), 28 (30) Elder Skree Raider2
24 (26) Skree Tracker
28 (30) Elder Skree Tracker2
24 (26) Skree Griffin
28 (30) Elder Skree Griffin1, 2
24 (26) Skree Singer
28 (30) Elder Skree Singer2
- The species of Elder Skree Griffins is unconfirmed.
|The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Harpy.|