Brownies like to think that they are plain, simple and practical creatures. They like plain and simple clothes (or none), or cast offs. They like made (but plain) foods. They dislike spicy foods and rich rare or expensive ingredients.
They will sparkle with a golden Dust shed like Fairy when working their magic abilities.
Tinker: Brownies may improve any made thing to better quality in just one round with Essence expended. Or may make a thing function as if under use - turning locks or running a mill. Tinker may be combined with Speed to make weaving or milling happen at twice normal rate.
Speed: when activated a Brownie on a making or crafting can work at double normal human speed. They can double this again if they need or want to with another use of the ability. They may also use Speed for double move and 4 attacks in a combat if they must. They would rather run away than fight. A wounded Brownie may transform into a Boggart.
Silence: The Brownies are sensitive to sounds and will produce a sphere 4 meters to each side from the Brownie or a stationary point that damps all sound for 10 minutes per rank of Brownie.
Blessing: The Brownie may bestow a blessing bonus upto equal to it's rank to a thing made. If well treated and respected they will frequently make +1 on rolls items. Rarely or for special occasions will higher blessings be made and ONLY as gifts or offerings. Demanding or asking will be rejected. THIS IS A GIFT of the Brownie in return for appreciation.
Moonlight: Once a year Brownies may draw an Aetherium of solidified Moonlight that looks something between ivory and silver. Only a Brownie can change the color with 44lb (20kg) of dyes or coloring material. It is magical and they make things from this. Items are merged with something that gives the thing it's power or purpose. A vibrating blade containing the racing heart of a mouse or humming bird. A super sharp blade with cheese or water in the hilt that must be changed daily. Armor with dragon scale in it. An Orb or sphere with a living sapient brain inside that answers questions or knows lore or can cast a spell. Clothes like marble or white jade that brush away dirt. Bonuses based on Rank of Casting Brownie. They will only do this when bargained with for the specific item and required the focus and honey =100x the weight of the item made or sweet grass x1000, or refined sugar x50. Brownies will do this for Fairy or for those they have long association with. They don't work for strangers. If tricked or lied to they will revert to a Boggart.
Genetics and Reproduction
Growth Rate & Stages
Dietary Needs and Habits
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Civilization and Culture
Common Dress Code
Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals
An angry Browny will transform into a Boggart. These are malicious spirits that are in many ways the opposite of the Brownie or represent pent up rage. A wounded Brownie has 10% per point wound of transforming. Harming a Brownie's homeowner may cause it to transform. Insulted or offended may transform. The eyes become violet, the fangs show and the mouth hangs open half way down the chest. The hands and feet grow long dagger claws ( each equal to dagger damage, magical). The tongue is long and like a grinding stone.
The Boggart powers:
Break: Any made thing up to human size, that touches or is touched by the Boggart in the next round will break and become useless if it fails a roll at a penalty of the Brownie's rank. Magic devices roll at bonus equal to enchantment.
Speed: The Boggart moves at double speed for the scene. Double move, 4 attacks. it may do this again for triple speed for 1 round per rank within a scene.
Silence: a sphere 4 m per side around the Boggart or around a fixed point for 1 scene.
Curse: places a roll penalty equal to Rank on a touched item or person for 1 scene. A Boggart may Curse a thing made by a Brownie that will stay on the item until a remove curse is cast upon it.
Moonlight Hell: anyone killed by a Boggart may have their mind and consciousness placed into a Moonlight vial. That vial may be used in making a Moonlight item where the mind is the slave of the item and must obey commands within their ability. They do not die unless the item is destroyed. The mind may not be raised, resurrected or reincarnated until the item is destroyed. They do not improve in skills or abilities but may learn facts and lore.
Common Myths and Legends
A Brownie may be told to leave.
Leaving out an offering by the door will be an invitation to a Brownie.
Coaxing Fairy to live in your garden or yard will help gain a Brownie.
Brownies have a secret name. If you learn that name you can ask a service of them ONCE. They must comply upon their secret name.