A kelpie was a creature that resembled a mass of seaweed.[1] It could alter its form to appear as a woman, a hippocampus, or a green horse, then charm a person into thinking it was in trouble and needed rescuing. Upon the person attempting to rescue it, the kelpie grappled the victim and held it in the water until it drowned.[citation needed]


In 1361 DR, the illithid Vestress used the human Dagmar to plant kelpies in the water in her attempt to conquer the island of Ruathym.[3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2017). Tales from the Yawning Portal. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 238. ISBN 978-0786966097.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
  3. Elaine Cunningham (March 2003). Tangled Webs. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-2959-6.