Remember that brownies take their revenge for being abused quite easily... Food begins to rot around them, the house they're usually in charge of is left in disrepair and is usually a sty... etc.
That said, I'd rather not change the mermaid bit. A minor tweak might be possible, but over all the leg stealing thing is something so intrical to them in the cannon I don't want to change it as an over all "rule" for the species.
Yeah there isn't much about them power wise on the wiki so I wasn't really sure. I've been looking up stuff on them and as always the net has about a hundred or so different legends
I see stuff like, rotting fruit, size change, a blinking (short teleporting basically, POOF WHAT DO YOU NEED, POOF WHAT DO YOU NEED LOLZ), and this uncanny ability to fix just about anything or how to do any house hold chore, I've read them doing anything from cobbling shoes, to fixing a house and doing the windows and laundry
. And they apparently find anything mainly because they love shopping so much. On their current ah...employers dime of course
I'll pass on the mermaid then, I was thinking more of a half breed and playing up some of the other legends out there about them.
Yeah brownies ate highly respected by the family they
close choose or they will essentially destroy them until respected.
Edit: damn phone.
Brownies can make very fun characters. I think one that was NPC'd in another game was up there on the list of most entertaining characters ever.
Yeah that is why it seems so entertaining, when she is happy she is all sweet and willing to help. And then you forget to bring home her honey snacks...