The Kappa are savage turtle-like creatures that carry their eggs on their shell.
Kappa tend to live in large groups near water both flowing and petrified, so they are found in prodigious numbers in such varied locales as Shing Jea Island, the Jade Sea and even in the dank sewers of Kaineng City. Befitting their habitat, Kappas are near exclusively Water Elementalists. The Kappa of the Jade Sea are said to be servants of Zhu Hanuku.
Except in Guild Wars Beyond, all Kappa are referred to simply as "Kappa". However, Kappa vary strikingly based on location and level in their visual appearance, skills used, and drops. It can be assumed that Kappa gain strength as they age, based on the trophies dropped by the different variants. Therefore, it's often easiest to differentiate varieties of kappa by their respective trophy.
List of hostile NPCs
|Guild Wars Factions|
|Shing Jea Island||1 (22) Kappa (Hatchling)||Kappa Hatchling Shell|
|6 (23) Kappa||Kappa Shell|
|10 (24) (Elder) Kappa||Elder Kappa Shell|
|Kaineng City||20 (26) (Ancient) Kappa||Ancient Kappa Shell|
|The Jade Sea||23 (26) (Archaic) Kappa||Archaic Kappa Shell|
|Guild Wars Beyond|
|Kaineng City1|| 15 (25) Scourged Kappa
15 (25) Diseased Kappa
15 (25) Fevered Kappa
15 (25) Violent Kappa
15 (25) Maddened Kappa
|Ancient Kappa Shell|
- Only during quests.
- Canthan Guards on Shing Jea Island will occasionally mention that Kappa are particularly fond of cucumbers. This could be a reference to Japanese culture, in which Kappa are ancient mythological water beasts, who are said to be very fond of cucumbers. The myth says that when encountering a kappa, you must offer it a cucumber. If you do, the kappa will never eat you.