Armor Class: 12 (armored 17)
Hit Dice: 1*
No. of Attacks: 1 weapon
Damage: By weapon
No. Appearing: 1d6, Wild 2d6, Lair 5d10
Save As: Magic-User: 1 (with elf bonuses)
Treasure Type: S each; G in lair
The Brugh Elf is an elf subspecies that dwells in underground complexes beneath earth mounds known as “Brughs”.
A Brugh Elf has a slight build and is about the same height as the average Human. One usually has thick hair, which can be any color. Though a Brugh Elf shares the pointed ears so commonly associated with elfkind, its riotous hair often obscures this feature.
A Brugh Elf is generally capricious, quick-tempered, and indolent. Each can also be extremely vengeful for perceived slights, real or imagined..
In folklore, the Brugh Elf is known as a type of “fairy”, which can lead to confusion with other
beings of the same name.
Brugh Elves are powerful magicians, with innate magical abilities similar to those of a brownie. Each Brugh Elf can detect magic at will, become invisible at will, and once per day can cast confusion as a 7th level caster. Unlike a brownie, however, a Brugh Elf cannot attack or cast spells while invisible. A person peering through a stone with a naturally bored hole in it can see an invisible Brugh Elf as though by a see invisible spell.
A Brugh Elf Magic-User can be a particularly formidable foe, casting spells as through he or she is one level higher than other Magic-Users at that class level.
The Brugh Elf has unique strengths and vulnerabilities related to its fairy nature and ancient curses visited upon their wicked race:
• Increased (+1) damage from metal weapons.
• Reduced (-1) damage from stone or wood weapons.
• Inability to enter any dwelling with a crafted metal object (e.g., horseshoe) placed over its doorway.
• An inscrutable mind makes Brugh Elves immune to charm or sleep spells, or any form of mind control.
The average Brugh Elf wields a stone-tipped spear or shortbow. One is rarely armored, but when a Brugh Elf does wield armor it is fashioned from tough hides of exotic subterranean monsters such as the purple worm.
Brugh Elves have a completely alien mindset and inherent magical abilities, so it's not recommended that the GM allow them as a playable race.
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