Anriseth . A formiddable matriarch of an equally formiddable race. Her sharp blades and talons are matched only by a sharp and cruel mind. . Name: Anriseth
Race/Species: Magnian Harpy (Korrokoa)
Prevailing Element: Air
Alignment: True Neutral
Affiliation: The Eyrie
Tool(s): Bladed Wings, Tail, Talons
MOC Status: Assembled
Contest: TNMG Contest
Theme: "Monster Girl"
Anriseth was the matriarch of the last surviving colony of Magnian Harpies (called Korrokoa by the matoran) at a place called "The Eyrie". Their kind were one of the oldest, being one of the first protodermic beings created by the Great Beings on Spherus Magna, just like the Iron Wolves, Agori and Glatorian. They posessed animal cunning and cruelty, but whether they were sapient or not is debatable.
Anriseth herself gained heightened intelligence, strength and cunning after coming into contact with energised protodermis during the Core War. Her wings also became bladed, and her plumage bleached white. It wasn't long before she dominated the rest of her kind with her newfound power, and formed a strong horde of harpies at a place now known as "The Eyrie". This was not far from Skrall lands, and when the Skrall arose, the Korrokoa were one of their bitterest and most formiddable enemies.
While formiddable, few can truly stand up to the Skrall and live to speak of it.
The remoteness and sheer height of the Eyrie gave the advantage - the Skrall could not approach their nests without being exposed on narrow mountain passes, but neither could the Korrokoa get close to Skrall cities. When the Batterra forced the Skrall south, however, Anriseth siezed their lands for her own, and remained their ruler well after the Reformation of Spherus Magna.
During the War of the Weave, the Knights of Spherus Magna called to Anriseth's kind for aid in their fight against the rebel group known as The Druids. She cared little for either side, but hastily agreed as soon as Tanggri revealed D-7, who could command the Baterra to destroy The Eyrie. The Druids proved a much too powerful enemy for the Korrokoa to handle, however. They struck back against the KoSM and found that the threat about the Baterra was a bluff, laying waste to the city of Roxtus before moving south and allying with the Druids. It was not long after the Korrokoa changed sides that the KoSM fell, and Nilmador was crowned king of the Matoran Empire - whose lands did not include The Eyrie.
Anriseth was created for a contest on DeviantArt, to create a female character with humanoid and animal features. She's the only one to have bird-like features, being based off an Egyptian Vulture. The wing design is the same as on Gringat's current form, revised slightly, and the chest design is a variant on Toa Kana's. A lot of time went into giving her a "feathery" look, which I have had some experience with in the past. Lastly, her eye block is this piece, the same as I used on Glacies' Chibi, though the head designs are not the same.