Other arete


The only type of Arete without an elemental ability. They do possess greater speed, agility and strength than others. They are often drawn to athletic occupations, as well as having favouring creative pursuits.


Harpies can manipulate air and living beings with their breath. Their name means ‘snatcher’. Depicted in Mythology as having the wings and talons of birds. They are often mistaken in Mythology with Sphinxes. In the Arete world, this has given rise to the misconception that they are bookish and fond of solving puzzles.


Sirens manipulate water and living beings with their voice. In Mythology they were said to be responsible for leading sailors to their deaths by luring their ships to the rocks with their beautiful voices. Nowadays you can often find them on the stage, but they’re more likely to be in courtrooms or in the Houses of Parliament.