I was originally planning on making this my next illustration, but I don't think its quite up to that level. I like how it came out but the pose is perhaps just a tad too static to really tell a story. So I'll save that idea for another day.
I think instead I'll play with penciling up the concept for another versus like pic. just gotta decide on which to be next. Standard Vs White Wolf? Prisoner Vs The Jailer, or Granny Wolf? Vampire Vs. here Werewolf Stalker? Which would interest you for the next pic?
While Harpies are an uncommon threat in the world of Perilous Quest / Crimson Dames, what threat they do pose is quite a dire one to all involved.
Where there are many subhuman species of monster that bear humanoid features, and little in the ways of sentience. Harpies are believed to be full blown sentient humanoids. That they were once human before the days of the Pioneering Era.
Harpies have an intense loathing for their own visage despite having what many would consider to be quite gorgeous properties. Thus they craft wicked looking masks to hide their appearance and appear more terrifying to their peers and enemies.
They tend to be found in high mountainous crags or ancient forgotten castles. They largely hunt in packs barreling down upon their prey from above with a loud cacophony of shrieking wails and clattering of bells and or ornaments they often collect from their victims as trophies.
Usually their startled prey will become frozen in place out of sheet terror making them an easy target, or sent fleeing only to collide with stones or other protruding masonry.
Not much is known about the harpy culture beyond the fact that they are an incredibly violent people who regularly attack travelers and other herd animals who stray too close to their territory.
It is believed that some know a rudimentary form of Necromancy that gives them power over the other sisters of their tribe. Though only the vaguest reports have been mentioned from those who miraculously survived a raiding pack.
Harpies typically are quite a bit stronger than the usual humanoid species even capable of giving most lesser werewolves a run for their money. They have tremendous agility and can pull off some incredible death defying high speed areal maneuvers.