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Harpy CR 4 (Combatant)

XP 1,200
CE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10


HP 50
EAC 16; KAC 18
Fort +6; Ref +8; Will +5


Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft. (Ex, average)
Melee tactical handaxe +13 (1d6+5S), or talon +13 (1d6+5S)
Offensive Abilities captivating song, strafe


Str +1; Dex +4; Con +0; Int -2; Wis +1; Cha +2
Skills Acrobatics +10, Intimidate +10, Profession (singer) +15
Languages Common
Gear tactical handaxe


Captivating Song (Su)

A harpy’s song has the power to infect the minds of those that hear it, calling them to the harpy’s side. When a harpy sings, all creatures aside from other harpies within a 300-foot spread must succeed on a DC 13 Will saving throw or become captivated. A creature that successfully saves is not subject to the same harpy’s song for 24 hours. A victim under the effects of the captivating song moves toward the harpy using the most direct means available. If the path leads them into a dangerous area such as through fire or off a cliff, that creature receives a second saving throw to end the effect before moving into peril. Captivated creatures can take no actions other than to defend themselves.

A victim within 5 feet of the harpy simply stands and offers no resistance to the harpy’s attacks. This effect continues for as long as the harpy sings and for 1 round thereafter. This is a sonic mind-affecting charm effect.

Strafe (Ex)

A harpy can fly up to its movement speed and make a melee attack at any point during the movement.


Environment marshes
Organization solitary, pair, or flight (3-12)

Harpies are cruel, winged monstrous humanoids.

They appear to be female humanoids with ugly avian features. The hands and feet of a harpy end in long, sharp talons. Most harpies are unclean creatures, with no regard for their appearance. Harpies tend to wear little clothing, as to not restrict their flying mobility.

What little they do wear are baubles and tokens stolen from the corpses of those that have slain.

The feather coloration of a harpy varies based on its location in the world. Rumors abound of beautiful harpies found in tropical lands with the colorful plumage of parrots.

Harpies are spiteful, hate-filled beings that attack anything to which they take offense. This can include beautiful things, living creatures, or inanimate objects.

The savage mind of a harpy is often fraught with insanity.

Despite their savage minds and appearances, harpies are able to sing beautifully. Their songs can even captivate the minds of those that listen too long.

Harpies use this song to lure in victims to slay.

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