Brownies are a tiny demi-human race, who may be distant relatives of
Halflings and/or Pixies. They generally have brown or, less frequently, dark
blond hair and bright blue or green eyes. Brownies like to wear bright
colors, which matches their happy personalities. Although happy, they are
very shy and secretive beings, most of whom do their best to avoid contact
with others, and fighting, moreso.
Traits and Abilities:
Their secretiveness has given their race the natural ability to hide and see
warm objects in the dark. Their small size gives them amazing dexterity and
their curiosity makes them very intelligent. For these reasons, Brownies are
good conjurers and excellent highwaymen. Despite their intelligence, they
are quite vulnerable to mental attacks, which has been suggested as a reason
for their tendency to keep to themselves.
Some Humans once believed Brownies to be evil spirits because of their small
size, cunningness, and aversion to being seen. Such silliness, of course,
has been discounted through years of education and communication with the
their kind. Much of their actual history is unknown. This could be because
they do not wish to share it or they simply do not know. The latter
explanation is quite possible: during a period called "The Harsh Years," a
large portion of their race was wiped out or captured by larger creatures.
--Ashthran Balshathon, High General of the Draknor Society