Quicklings were a rare breed of brownie that were once like any other brownies, but they sought out dark and powerful magic. It was unknown whether they sought the power for altruistic purposes or not, but it was known that the power corrupted them entirely. They became savage hunters who were particularly cruel in their methods of killing. They hated humanoids of all kinds and wished nothing more than to kill them all. They were exceptionally adept ventriloquists, which they used to fool others into traps or other dangerous situations. Due to to their hyperactive behavior, no quickling ever lived past fifteen years.
Quicklings sought out dark and evil places and lived in a clan structure with their extended families. They favored poisoned or corrupted natural dwellings such as twisted groves of trees; poisoned, cursed or diseased springs; or lands once ruled over by chaotic beings that had become overgrown. They avoided outside contact unless it helped them to promote their own evil desires. such as contacting evil outsiders or wizards to offer their services as trackers and assassins.
- Vince Garcia (March 1990). “The Folk of the Faerie Kingdom”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #155 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 30–41.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 187. ISBN 978-0786966011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 215. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 103. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
- ↑ Warning: edition not specified for Sojourn
- ↑ Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 188. ISBN 978-0786966011.