A harpy is a humanoid creature with feet and hands like talons, a pair of wings, and an upper body like a human. It subdues its prey by its ability to magically sing, inducing a trance in those that hear, drawing them closer, and then tormenting them. Harpies travel in flights, with most of the flights living in Droaam under the rule of the Daughters of Sora Kell.
Most of the harpy flights found themselves homes in the Byeshk Mountains, in the southwest of Khorvaire. They have made the mountain range their home since before the Dhakaani Empire, tens of thousands of years ago.
In the year 986 YK, towards the end of the Last War, three hags known as the Daughters of Sora Kell organized the monstrous races of Droaam into a unified nation. Four of the great harpy flights of the Byeshk Mountains, the Carrion Callers, the Last Dirge, the Rotwings, and the Stormsingers, joined the forces of the Daughters of Sora Kell. In 987, they declared their independence from Breland, and began the establishment of the new nation of Droaam. One flight, the Haunting Song, stood against the Daughters of Sora Kell. To teach them a lesson, the Carrion Callers and Stormsingers combined forces to try to eradicate them. The surviving members of the Haunted Song flight fled into the Shining Valley, at the foot of the Graywall Mountains in Breland. There, they plot revenge against the Daughters of Sora Kell.
Harpies have integrated themselves into this new nation. Harpy flights are found in most Droaam cities, and the harpies serve the Daughters of Sora Kell in numerous ways; whether as a scout, in the service of the city guard, or as overseers at the various mines across the nation. Harpies also service the Droaam population with their songs during rest time, with the population simply call “harpy song.”
When House Tharashk began recruiting the monstrous races for their services, harpies were among the races to be hired by the Dragonmarked House. Most House Tharashk agents are trained in the ways of the harpy flights. The most famous of these Droaam-recruited mercenaries are the Liondrake’s Roar, which includes many harpies.