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Brownie, Swamp

This tiny, slender humanoid has a lotus blossom where it’s hair would otherwise be.

Swamp Brownie CR 1/2

XP 400
N Tiny fey
Init +8; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

AC 17, touch 17, flat-footed 12 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 size)
hp 4 (1d6+1)
Fort +1, Ref +6, Will +4
DR 5/cold iron; Immune fear; SR 12

Speed 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee short sword +6 (1d2–2/19–20)
Space 2–1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks hatred (+1 on attack rolls vs. boggards and reptilians)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 7th; concentration +10)

Constant—freedom of movement (4th), lily pad stride (3rd)
At will—dancing lights (0), mending (0), prestidigitation (0)

Str 7, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 17
Base Atk +0; CMB +2; CMD 11, freedom of movement
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +8 (+4 jump), Bluff +7, Craft (any one) +6, Escape Artist +8, Handle Animal +4, Perception +8, Sense Motive +6, Stealth +16 (+20 in swamps), Swim +6; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +4 Stealth in swamps
Languages Common, Elven, Gnome, Sylvan
SQ hold breath, swamp stride

Environment temperate swamps
Organization solitary, gang (2–5), or band (7–12)
Treasure standard

Hatred (Ex) Swamp brownies receive a +1 bonus on attack rolls against humanoid creatures of the boggard and reptilian subtypes due to special training against these hated foes.
Hold Breath (Ex) A swamp brownie can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to four times its Constitution score before it risks drowning or suffocating.
Swamp Stride (Ex) A swamp brownie can move through any sort of natural difficult terrain at its normal speed while within a swamp. Magically altered terrain affects the brownie normally.

Cousins of the brownies that live in forests, swamp brownies are adapted to swamp living. They can swim, hold their breath for long periods of time, and can blend in with swamp vegetation, on account of their natural camouflage, namely lotus blossoms in place of hair. They also have a mystical connect with the plants of the swamp, allowing them to conjure lily pads under their feet when they wish to walk across the surface of a bog.

Swamp brownies have a long-standing rivalry with boggards and lizardfolk, and train hard to defeat these two ancestral foes. In the case of lizardfolk, the rivalry exists for practical reasons; both races view the same rare foods as delicacies, and have a notorious poor record when it comes to sharing resources. In the case of boggards, the animosity runs deeper than this; boggards and swamp brownies share an irrational and enduring hatred for one another, each finding the other repugnant. Skirmishes and all-out wars between these two races are not uncommon.

A 5th-level neutral spellcaster with the Improved Familiar feat can gain a swamp brownie as a familiar.

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