On Harplets

Hailing from various Isles around their largest hive on the Isle of Flowers these feather-winged creatures are perhaps the most mysterious of the common races of Caspia.

Harplets were first discovered by the other races of Caspia somewhere in the third Millennium AE. (After Egging.) and refused any form of contact for the first hundred years until their Matriarch; Queene de Fleur acknowledged the uses of allowing Humans and Nox live on the Isle of Flowers.

Braeling, to this day, are still banned from “Lísle de Fleur” as the Harplets call the Isle of Flowers among their own. Many believe this has to do with their common disbelieve in the Harplet Matriarch’s prophetic powers but it might just be a case of major cultural differences between the races.

Harplets are by nature non-violent creatures and will under no circumstances engage in combat. This is despite their taloned feet and sharp wing bones. Never in the recorded history of the Harplets have they committed to warfare and have always been capable of disappearing before a battle broke out. The people of the Isle of Flowers point this behaviour in the direction of the prophetic Matriarch who had been capable of predicting every plan of happening.

The Matriarch’s prophecies have never been proven to be fully correct by other races but this is mainly due to the fact that none of the races have been fully capable of deciphering the language in which these prophecies are told. Harplet prophecies are told through bouquets, crowns or singular flowers and never offer the translations.

There are however people who have compared the various prophecies with one another and have come to unconfirmed conclusions on the meaning of certain flowers. Due to the slip of the tongue of one of the Harplet sisters, there is, however, a confirmed translation of one of the flowers; The violet daisy.

purple daisy flower with orange photo

In prophecy, it means it will be the last time someone will see someone. something which can be through death or farewells. “To offer someone your Violet Daisies” Has, however, become a term which means the exact opposite.  It means “I hope I will see you soon.”

Some of the prophecy decipherers claim that this saying has been brought into the world in this way by the Harplets themselves to confuse anyone who has been promised a death.

Harplet fashion has never changed for as long as they have been known to the world. The Matriarch wears a violet dress which is covered in the blossoms of freshly picked lavenders and which reaches to just above her taloned feet. Her closest friends and family is honoured by being allowed to wear the yellow dresses covered in the heads of the dandelion, these dresses are significantly shorter than the Matriarch’s dress. The males and female Harplets which aren’t honoured with the dandelion dresses often wear dresses of earthen colours adorned with vines or blades of grass.

If it hadn’t been made obvious enough by the previous parts of this journal entry; The Harplets are winged creatures which aren’t taller than the average short sword, have taloned feet, human-like arms, legs, and hands. Their eyes, even though their irises take the shades of birds, are also shaped much like a human eye. Harplets have sharp, slightly big noses and small teeth. Their hair is always in the shade of their wings plumage and therefore has a wide range of colours.

Please do take my Violet Daisies,

C.R. Master explorer of the fifteenth degree, discoverer of many things and more.

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Trivia:

-The current Matriarch of the Harplets is called Anabiel de Fleur and is based off one of the earthern angels’ names.

-This is the first post released about the world of Caspia.

Notes:

-If you have any questions about the Harplets or wish to provide a much needed drawing of them; Contact me on Twitter or comment below.

-Anything which is discovered about the Harplets by you which has not been revealed yet will receive its own entry in the trivia section.

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