Harpy (5e)

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Harpy exists in other D&D editions see:

Harpy (disambiguation).


Harpy.
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Harpy Overview[1] [2] [3]

[2] …The sadistic harpy is always on the hunt for prey. Its sweet song has lured countless adventurers to their deaths… A harpy combines the body, legs, and wings of a vulture with the torso, arms, and head of a human

By Setting[edit]

In Forgotten Realms[edit]

Forgotten Realms
Setting
Divine Curse. [4] Template:RefstartIn the Forgotten Realms, legend tells of a curse of an elven maiden against the gods, that turned back on her, transforming her into the first harpy.

In Theros[edit]

Theros
Setting
[3] Cruel, corpse-eating creatures, harpies endlessly seek their next meal, careless of whether it comes from the living or the dead.

Theran Sirens[edit]

Also see: Siren (disambiguation)

Sirens are a kind of beautiful harpy with human like bodies, bird wings and legs…. They use the stat block of the common harpy[3]

Other Lore[edit]

 Wikipedia  [5] 
In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpies,…) is a half-human and half-bird personification of storm winds. They feature in Homeric poems. They were generally depicted as birds with the heads of maidens, faces pale with hunger and long claws on their hands. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness. Pottery art depicting the harpies featured beautiful women with wings. Ovid described them as human-vultures.


List of Harpies[edit]

(5 official and unofficial Harpies)

Name Type Subtype Size HP CR (XP) Alignment Habitat Source
Amphemia (Individual) Monstrosity Harpy Medium 52 5 (1,800) Chaotic Evil Mythic Odysseys of Theros
Harpy Monstrosity Harpy Medium 38 1 (200) Chaotic Evil Coastal, Forest, Hill, Mountain SRD5
Harpy Overview Overview Monstrosity, Harpy Coastal, Forest, Hill, Mountain Varied
Blood-Toll Harpy Monstrosity Harpy Medium 9 1/8 (25) Chaotic Evil Coastal, Forest, Hill, Mountain Mythic Odysseys of Theros
Harpy Matriarch Monstrosity Harpy Medium 88 5 (1,800) Chaotic Evil Coastal, Forest, Hill, Mountain Ghosts of Saltmarsh

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. p. 181. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 F. Wesley Schneider, James Wyatt (21 July 2020). Mythic Odysseys of Theros. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-6706-3. p. 226. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  4. paraphrased from — Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. .
  5. [citation needed] Licensed: CC-BY-SA.

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Facts about "Harpy (5e)"
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Creature NameHarpy Overview +
HabitatCoastal +, Forest +, Hill + and Mountain +
NameHarpy Overview +
PublicationVaried +
SettingForgotten Realms + and Theros +
SortTextHarpy AAA Overview 5e +
SubtypeMonstrosity + and Harpy +
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