Phebiya is a travelling scholar who came to Sakhmet City to read through Princess Vyssa's library. He is also going slightly blind.
Ah, greetings. You must be the adventurer, or, possibly, adventurers that have been found to unlock the mystery of this sandstorm.
Quotes from Tom Cotterpin confirm that Phebiya existed in Neopia at some point, not just in the computer simulation.