The helot Rhode especially seemed to have caught his eye while she had worked for him, and he didn't hesitate to threaten her nor command her to be executed for stealing bread. He similarly had no qualms about making the children work as hard as the adults.
When Harpagos learned that Rhode had fled her execution at the agora, he took it upon himself to face her. Despite being warned about the Spartan misthios Kassandra, Harpagos treated her with the same contempt as the helots. In the resulting fight, Harpagos was slain.
Behind the scenes
Harpagos, a character in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's DLC Legacy of the First Blade: Bloodline, shares his name with a 6th century BCE Median general, who is regarded as a key figure in the formation of the Achaemenid Empire.