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The kelpie is a supernatural water horse whose hide was supposed to be black, and will appear to be a lost pony, but can be identified by its constantly dripping mane. Its skin is like that of a seal, smooth, but as cold as death when touched. The horse's appearance is strong, powerful and breathtaking. Water horses are also known to transform into handsome men in order to lure women into their traps.
It is understood that the nostril of the horse is what creates the illusion of grandeur. The water horse also creates illusions to keep itself hidden, keeping only its eye above water to scout the surface, much like the illusion of a fish's pupil. It is wise to keep away from them. If a human climbs onto the back of a water horse, the horse will often dive into the water and drown its rider.
The Luring Kelpie can be captured at:
During special events the luring kelpie can also be captured at:
Haunted week special event locations
The Luring Kelpie's non-midnight counterpart is the Kelpie.
The Luring Kelpie has been known to occasionally drop one or more of the following items as ghost loot:
If you have the snowfall stat in your setup (because of an accessory, companion or contract with the stat on it), the luring kelpie may occasionally and randomly drop you a snowflake as loot. Because these snowfall-driven drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, snowflake loot drops are not specifically included in the list above.
If you have the mockery stat in your setup (through the talent tree bonus or because of an accessory, companion or contract with the stat} you may occasionally have between 2 and 10 mocktails added to other loot drops from the luring kelpie. Because these mockery drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, none of the mocktails are included in the loot list above. The entire list of possible mocktails that may be dropped is on the mocktails page.
Mockery stat drops can be distinguished from a normal loot drop as follows:
A standard loot drop of a mocktail 5x Cherry bomb A mockery stat caused] loot drop of a mocktail 5 Devil driver
Vintage connoisseur loot
If you have the vintage connoisseur stat in your setup (through an accessory, companion or contract with the stat} you may occasionally have between 2 and 10 bottles of a non-Nessy's loot potion or of Shadetouch blue or Shadetouch purple added to other loot drops from the luring kelpie. Because these connoisseur drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, none of the non-Nessy's loot potions involved are included in the loot list above. The entire list of possible bottles that can be dropped is found on the non-Nessy's loot potions page.
Both normal drops of a particular non-Nessy's loot potion and connoisseur drops of a particular loot potion show the same way in your journal:
16 x Shadetouch purple (10 bonus loot)
If you want to attract a luring kelpie, use any of the Nessy's family of bait (Nessy's Golden Reserve, Nessy's platinum edition, or Nessy's supreme edition) or Shadetouch purple, Shadetouch green, or Shadetouch blue as bait.
Using these baits is not a guarantee that you will attract a luring kelpie, but except for a few very rare occasions, these baits are the only bait that attracts them at all.
(Note: Shadetouch orange does not have the same ability to attract a luring kelpie as the other members of the Shadetouch family.)
- 15 October 2009: The Luring Kelpie was introduced into Virtual Scotland