Provinces: Western Vose and parts of the Feylands, near bodies of water.
Average Height: 15.2 hands high (62 inches at the shoulder)
Average Weight: 1,200 lbs
Description: Kelpies are sleek, with light, athletic builds. They are long equines, with elegant legs, a lengthy but sturdy back, and a swan-like neck. A kelpie’s emotions can easily be seen through their slim, close set, slightly long ears. Their eyes are large, and the pupils slightly rounder than an average equine’s. Unlike most equines, kelpies have sharp, canine-like teeth in the front of their jaw. Access to using these teeth for attack and defense are increased by their long lips, which extend back twice as long as that of a horse.
Kelpies are not herbivores like most equine species. Instead, they show a preference towards fish as well as grasses and legumes.
Sexual Dimorphism: Stallions tend to be slightly larger, and have thicker crests than mares.
Colors and Markings: Kelpies come in solid black or grey. The grey will lighten to white as a kelpie ages. Grey kelpies may have dapples. Kelpies either have bright yellow, light blue eyes, or rust orange eyes.
Common Magical Abilities: Kelpies are moderately magical. Almost all kelpies are hydrokinetics, and about half of the population are therianthropics and able to shape-shift into humans. Occasionally, kelpies will also have telekinesis, or another magical ability.
Physical Abilities: Kelpies are excellent, fast swimmers, whether they are hydrokinetic or not. They have high endurance, and are also quick on land. Kelpies have the natural physical ability to cause any porous, such as skin, to stick to their fur. They can also hold their breath for over an hour, which is handy underwater.
Reproduction: One foal born live with a gestation period of 50 weeks. Twins are incredibly rare and can pose a health risk to the mother.C