Brewer Fairy

Small fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class: 13
Hit Points 7 (2d6)
Speed: 20 ft..

10 (0) 13 (+2) 10 (0) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 16 (+3)

Skills: Arcana +5, History +5, Investigation +5, Medicine +4, Nature +5, Perception +4, Survival +4
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Damage Immunities: poison
Condition Immunities: charmed, poisoned
Languages: Common, Gnomish, Sylvan, possibly others
Challenge: 1 (200 xp)

Special Traits

  • Magical Brewing: Brewer fairies create many wonderful concoctions. The following are but a few of the possible brews. The brews are stored in casks, each holding a dozen mugs of the drink.
    • Fey Mead/General-This thick, basic, strong amber-colored honey wine causes the drinker to suffer a -2 penalty to Dexterity, Wisdom, and Intelligence per mug, and a +2 bonus to Strength, Constitution, and Charisma for every three mugs (note that all three mugs, or multiples thereof, must be consumed to gain the bonus). After quaffing 6 mugs, however, the imbiber must succeed at a DC 15 constitution save or pass out, drunk. For purposes of this save, any bonuses to Constitution are treated as penalties. Thus, after the sixth mug drunk, a character would need to succeed at a DC 15 constitution save, treating his constitution as though it were 4 points lower instead of with a 4- point bonus. These bonuses and penalties fade at a rate of one point per hour once the drinking stops. In general, mead is the base for all brewer fairy draughts, so these effects are present in all of the following ales, unless otherwise stated.
    • Passionberry Cider-This lovely cider is fermented from rare passion berries, and it seems to augment the berry’s amorous side effects. Anyone drinking the cider gains a +1 bonus to Charisma every for every mug instead of the standard +2 for three. They also suffer a -2 penalty per mug on any saving throws against enchantment magic, illusions, and on any Wisdom checks. If a drinker sees or speaks with any reasonably suitable mate (preferred sex and same race), he must also succeed at a Charisma save (CL 12) to avoid becoming infatuated with this newfound love Pond Scum Honey Oat Stout -Although no one cares to know what the brewer fairies put in this stout, no one seems to complain about its excellent, hearty flavor. The stout grants a +1 enhancement bonus to Strength for every mug imbibed, instead of the standard three. Anyone drinking it is also immune to fear effects for one hour per mug.
    • Silver Moon Braggot-A smooth draught that can go right to one’s head. Anyone except dwarves, gnomes, and fey races who drink this ale must succeed at a Constitution save (CL 12) or immediately pass out. The difficulty class of the saving throw goes up by one with each successive cup imbibed. Anyone who passes out remains asleep for one year per mug imbibed unless they are physically woken up. Those who do not succumb to the ale’s slumber find themselves in an abundantly cheery mood, and -if the moon is visible -they also gain the ability to fly (as a spell-like ability, caster level 12th, activated once per mug drunk). This affect lasts for one hour per mug.
    • Waterfall Pyment-This bubbly white honey wine brewed with specialty white grapes grants the ability to breathe underwater for one hour per drink.
  • Innate Spellcasting: A brewer fairies innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 12). They can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:


  • Belch. Breath Weapon Attack: 5-foot cone. The fairy quaffs its Silver Moon Ale and belches at an opponent directly in front of them. Victims caught in the area of effect must succeed at a Constitution save (DC 15) or become unconscious. The victim is not merely asleep, so rousing him requires several rounds of slapping and yelling in his ear or a blow which causes damage. Left alone, the victim wakes up in 1d4 hours. The belch attack counts as a poison attack.
  • Flame Breath. Breath Weapon Attack: 10- foot cone. The brewer fairy may quaff some of its highest proof brew and then breathe it on opponents while magically lighting it into a 10-foot cone of flame. Anyone within the cone takes 6 (2d6) points of fire damage. Characters that make a successful Dexterity save (DC 13) take only half damage.


Brewer fairies resemble small gnomes, standing approximately three feet high. They spend their lives journeying from one location to another, gathering strange and rare ingredients from which to make their legendary brews. Often they can be found in secluded locations, concocting their magical brews.

Brewer fairies barter with anyone who approaches them. Their prices seem to vary between the reasonable, the cheap, and the extreme. But their drinks have an ‘unfortunate’ tendency to wreak havoc just as often as they provide aid.

In their journeys, of course, the brewer fairies often find items and valuables they cannot use in their brews (gems, potions, and the like). These, too, they are willing to barter, but not in coin.

Instead, brewer faeries prefer magic items, rare pieces of art and most especially, exotic liquors from anywhere and everywhere.

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