Out of all the Nighthaunt spirits, the ones which suffer the most are the Dreadscythe Harridans. In life, they were gentle healers that dedicated themselves to saving lives. By doing this, however, they denied souls to the God of the Dead, angering him. Thus, when they died, their healing hands were replaced by Scythes and they were driven by an enraged bloodlust. This, however, was not the worst part. They were bound with the "Harridan Curse", meaning that they were fully aware of what they were doing, but unable to stop themselves.