Family: Brownie

Tiny fey (druid, Familiar), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 9 (2d4 + 4)
Speed 20 ft.

8 (-1) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 12 (+1)

Skills Nature +4, Perception +4, Stealth +6, Survival +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Sylvan
Proficiency Bonus +2
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Camouflage. The brownie has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks.
  • Familiar. The brownie can serve another creature as a familiar, forming a telepathic bond with its willing master, provided that the master is at least a 3rd-level spellcaster. While the two are bonded, the master can sense what the brownie senses as long as they are within 1 mile of each other. If its master causes it physical harm, the brownie will end its service as a familiar, breaking the telepathic bond.
  • Fey Ancestry. The fey has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put it to sleep.
  • Innate Spellcasting (1/Day). The brownie can use disguise self as a 1st-level spell without requiring any components. Its spellcasting ability for this spell is Charisma.
  • Keen Senses. The brownie has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or sight.
  • Spellcasting. The brownie is a 1st-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 12, +4 to hit with spell attacks). The brownie has the following druid spells prepared:


  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage.


This tiny humanoid has brown hair, bright blue eyes, and a shaggy appearance. It wears ragged brown clothes.

Brownies live in pastoral regions, often in small burrows or abandoned buildings. They are fascinated by farm life and can frequently be found in close proximity to farms.

These helpful creatures engage in combat only when threatened. Possessing great agility and keen senses, brownies are virtually impossible to surprise. They excel at blending into their surroundings.

Brownies are vengeful creatures, and if criticized or mistreated in any way, they may undo their good work in a fit of pique. Despite their small size, brownies expect fair treatment in return for the tasks they perform. They help with chores such as plowing, reaping, grinding grain, and cleaning houses, but they expect offerings of the best cream and freshly baked cakes or bread.

In their natural habitat, brownies are vegetarians, making use of wild fruits and gleaned grains from farmers’ fields. They are resourceful and utilize leftovers that humans may overlook. Brownies are not greedy and often possess small hoards of treasures gifted by humans.

Brownies are sociable creatures within their communities and maintain a watchful eye over strangers until their intentions are established. If deemed harmless, strangers are left in peace. However, if considered a threat, the brownies will unite and drive the intruder away.

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