- This article is about the random event. "Whirlpool" might also refer to the entrance to the Ancient Cavern.
The whirlpool is a discontinued random event. While fishing, there was a chance of the players' fishing spot becoming a whirlpool. If the player continued to fish in the same spot for whole hours, they would lose their fishing equipment. Like most random events, its purpose was to prevent macroing.
Attempting to fish with Barbarian Fishing caused a dialogue box to come up saying "I'm not putting my hands in there."