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Why are there Wrothgar harpies in Elsweyr?

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These are the harpies found in Wrothgar, but from the Elsweyr zone:
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These are "normal" harpies, from zones like Alik'r and High Rock:
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To me it seems like the put the wrong sort of harpies in Elsweyr. The Wrothgar harpies are distinctly unique to that zone, there's even NPCs who mention that they are a degenerate sort of harpies from inbreeding, almost like animals instead of humanoids. And their drab and black plumage is much more fitting for a drab and austere zone like Wrothgar, while the purple and red hued harpies would be a much better fit for Elsweyr's tropic climate and geography.

Pity they decided to go with Wrothgar harpies in Elsweyr, the two zones are literally at the opposite ends of Tamriel, and it's a bit lore breaking to put the Wrothgar harpies in that zone.

Edited by Carbonised on July 20, 2019 9:39PM
  • Darkhorse1975
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    Perhaps they migrate?
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  • Aliyavana
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    Perhaps they migrate?

    wrothgar is pretty far to the north
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  • redgreensunset
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    Aliyavana wrote: »
    Perhaps they migrate?

    wrothgar is pretty far to the north

    And? Birds irl migrate thousands of miles back and forth each epyear between the southern and northern hemisphere.
    A bigger counter argument would bethat the Wrothgar harpies are inbred, suggesting they're stationary but of course if could be due to either very strong group cohesion that doesn't easily aloe others to enter or that they at some point developed a mutation that lessened the chance of them breeding with an outside member, whichover time led to inbreeding.
  • redgreensunset
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    Well .. the story goes that way back a hungry Khajiit was travelling in green toothy land. Lost and alone he found some eggs and picked them up - put them in his bag just in case he had an unquenchable desire for an omelette later on.

    Well he arrived finally in green toothy city place where he found they serve the best omelettes in all Tamriel.

    His craving for eggs and cheese now totally satisfied he continued on his way … forgetting all about the eggs in his backpack.

    He was almost home again in Elsweyr when some cracking noises from his bag began to concern him. Louder now they became so he threw away his bag and ran!

    This is how Wrothgar harpies came to Elsweyr.

    Or Wandering Claws Bane as we call them yes …

    Yours with paws
    Santie Claws

    So what you're telling us is that harpies in Elsweyr is an invasive species and we're helping the ecosystem by killing them?
    Edited by redgreensunset on August 9, 2019 7:39AM
  • SantieClaws
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    Well .. the story goes that way back a hungry Khajiit was travelling in green toothy land. Lost and alone he found some eggs and picked them up - put them in his bag just in case he had an unquenchable desire for an omelette later on.

    Well he arrived finally in green toothy city place where he found they serve the best omelettes in all Tamriel.

    His craving for eggs and cheese now totally satisfied he continued on his way … forgetting all about the eggs in his backpack.

    He was almost home again in Elsweyr when some cracking noises from his bag began to concern him. Louder now they became so he threw away his bag and ran!

    This is how Wrothgar harpies came to Elsweyr.

    Or Wandering Claws Bane as we call them yes …

    Yours with paws
    Santie Claws

    So what you're telling us is that harpies in Elsweyr is an invasive species and we're helping the ecosystem by killing them?

    Yes and no. Invasive indeed - but such great omelettes …

    Khajiit would miss her Sundas breakfast very much if you wiped out all of the harpies.

    Yours with paws
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  • Darkhorse1975
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    Well .. the story goes that way back a hungry Khajiit was travelling in green toothy land. Lost and alone he found some eggs and picked them up - put them in his bag just in case he had an unquenchable desire for an omelette later on.

    Well he arrived finally in green toothy city place where he found they serve the best omelettes in all Tamriel.

    His craving for eggs and cheese now totally satisfied he continued on his way … forgetting all about the eggs in his backpack.

    He was almost home again in Elsweyr when some cracking noises from his bag began to concern him. Louder now they became so he threw away his bag and ran!

    This is how Wrothgar harpies came to Elsweyr.

    Or Wandering Claws Bane as we call them yes …

    Yours with paws
    Santie Claws

    I'd say this wraps up the case of the harpie conundrum! BTW, you wouldn't happen to be distantly related to M'aiq the Liar?
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  • NolaArch
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    Elsweyr has a lot of critters from zones that I didn’t think I would find there. Those harpies, gryphons, haj mota, and quite a few Craglorn staples.
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  • Veinblood1965
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    Well they do have wings. Of course the could be African Harpies who are able to carry a complete coconut.
  • SantieClaws
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    Well .. the story goes that way back a hungry Khajiit was travelling in green toothy land. Lost and alone he found some eggs and picked them up - put them in his bag just in case he had an unquenchable desire for an omelette later on.

    Well he arrived finally in green toothy city place where he found they serve the best omelettes in all Tamriel.

    His craving for eggs and cheese now totally satisfied he continued on his way … forgetting all about the eggs in his backpack.

    He was almost home again in Elsweyr when some cracking noises from his bag began to concern him. Louder now they became so he threw away his bag and ran!

    This is how Wrothgar harpies came to Elsweyr.

    Or Wandering Claws Bane as we call them yes …

    Yours with paws
    Santie Claws

    I'd say this wraps up the case of the harpie conundrum! BTW, you wouldn't happen to be distantly related to M'aiq the Liar?

    Well the rumour is that M'aiq's real name is Honest Claws …

    This one does not know him as close family though no.

    Yours with paws
    Santie Claws
    Clan Claws - now recruiting khajiit and like minded others for parties, fishing and other khajiit stuff. Contact this one for an invite.

    The Santie Claws College of Pocket Engineering - Tange, tange, transfige!

    PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!

    https://www.imperialtradingcompany.eu/ - this week our stall is in Daggerfall - for all your shopping needs yes!

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