Brownie

BrownieBrownies make their homes in the trunks of hollow trees, small earthy burrows, and even under porches and within the crawlspaces of farmhouses. Often attired in clothes that appear to be made of plants or leaves, brownies wear belts lined with pouches and tools. Whatever language they choose to speak is often is riddled with odd pronunciations and colloquialisms. Brownies stand barely 2 feet tall and weigh 20 pounds. When facing danger, brownies rarely engage in combat, preferring instead to confound and confuse their attackers in order to buy enough time for escape. Content with honest toil and the love of their kin, brownies maintain a pacifist nature, only harassing creatures to run them off or punish them for an insult. Despite this nature, all brownies carry a blade. They refer to their swords with a hint of disgust, and jokingly call their blades the “final trick,” using them only in the direst of consequences. Honest to a fault, brownies take freely, but always repay their debt through work or leave something behind as an offering. They may eat an apple from a farmer’s orchard, but will harvest the entire tree as repayment. A brownie might eat an entire pie left on a windowsill, only to straighten up the kitchen or wash the dishes. A brownie can share a home with a family for years and years while avoiding detection. A family that is aware of a brownie usually finds this a beneficial relationship and leaves dishes of milk, pieces of fruit, trinkets, and sometimes even wine as gifts. In exchange, the brownie keeps the home clean, mends clothes, repairs tools, and shoos away vermin and small predators. Bragging about having a brownie in the house is the best way to lose one. Brownies distrust foxes and fear wolves, and tend to avoid farms with dogs. (Bestiary 2, pg. 49)

Brownie Racial Traits

+4 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom, -2 Intelligence, -2 Strength: Brownies are lively and limber, but frail and impulsive.

Fey: Brownies are fey, creatures with supernatural abilities and connections to nature or to some other force or place.

Tiny: Brownies are tiny and gain a +2 size bonus to their AC, a +2 size bonus on attack rolls, a -2 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to their CMD, and a +8 size bonus on Stealth checks. A brownie takes up a space that is 2.5 feet by 2.5 feet and has a reach of 0 feet. They are too small to flank.

Speed: Brownies have a base speed of 20 feet.

Skill Training: Bluff and Stealth are always considered class skills for Brownies.

Spell-Like Ability, Lesser: Brownies are impish and love confusing their attackers. They are armed with the spell-like abilities to  do it. At character creation choose two from the following Level 2 enchantments: Blistering Invective, Hypnotic Pattern, Invisibility, Oppressive Boredom, Mad Hallucination, Reckless Infatuation, Unadulterated Loathing.

Brownies can use this spell as a spell-like ability once per day. The caster level of the spell is equal to the brownie’s character level.

Low-light Vision: Brownies can see twice as far as a race with normal vision in conditions of dim light.

Languages: Brownies begin play speaking Common . A Brownie with high Intelligence scores can choose from any of the languages: Elven, Gnome, Aklo, Aquan, Auran, Terran, Sylvan.

Alternate Racial Traits

(for a Monstrous campaign) At-Will Enchantment: Brownies are impish and love confusing their attackers. They are armed with the spell-like abilities to  do it. At character creation choose from the following Level 2 enchantments: Blistering Invective, Hypnotic Pattern, Invisibility, Oppressive Boredom, Mad Hallucination, Reckless Infatuation, Unadulterated Loathing. Brownies can use this spell as an at-will spell-like ability. The caster level of the spell is equal to the brownie’s character level. This power replaces Spell-Like Ability, Lesser.

Age

Adulthood Intuitive Self-Taught Trained
Starting Age 8 years +1d4 +1d6 +3d6
Race Middle Age Old Venerable Maximum Age
Brownie 25 years 45 years 75 years 75 + 1d20 years

Height & Weight

Race Base Height Base Weight Modifier Weight Modifier
Brownie, male 1 ft. 3 in. 15 lbs. 2d8 inches ×1 lbs.
Brownie, female 1 ft. 2 in. 10 lbs. 2d8 inches ×1 lbs.

Racial Points Explained

Racial Points Description
10 TOTAL
2 Fey (Low-Light Vision) Type
4 Tiny Size
-1 Slow Speed Speed
0 Standard Ability Score Modifier
0 Standard Language
1 Skill Training Feat and Skill Racial Trait
2 Spell-Like Ability, Lesser Magical Racial Trait
2 Spell-Like Ability, Lesser Magical Racial Trait
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