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[[Genies]] and other [[elemental]] creatures are able to breed with mortals, giving rise to the races collectively known as '''geniekin'''. [[Ifrit]]s are the result of unions with fire creatures such as [[efreeti|efreet]], [[oread]]s with earth creatures such as [[shaitan]], [[sylph]]s with air creatures such as [[djinni|djinn]], [[undine]]s with water creatures such as [[marid]]s, and [[suli]] with [[jann]].<ref>{{cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|11}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Qadira, Gateway to the East|28-31}}</ref>
  
Genies are able to breed with mortals, giving rise to the races collectively known as '''genie kin'''. [[Ifrit]]s are the result of unions with efreet, [[oread]]s with shaitan, [[sylph]]s with djinn, [[undine]]s with marids, and [[suli]] with jann.<ref>{{cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|11}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Qadira, Gateway to the East|28-31}}</ref>
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==History==
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The earliest known geniekin were not descended from genies at all, but from [[Ancient Osirion|Ancient Osirian]] [[human]]s who performed magical rituals to infuse themselves with raw elemental essence, giving rise to the ifrit, oread, sylph, and undine races; these geniekin married back into human families, giving rise to elemental bloodlines of [[sorcerer]]s.<ref name="PotSp14">{{cite book/People of the Sands|14}}</ref>
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With the rise of [[Kelesh]] and its genie-binders, many [[Keleshite (human ethnicity)|Keleshites]] engaged in liaisons with summoned genies, bringing many half-blooded hybrids into the world. These "half-genies" were looked down upon in [[Qadira]] for being the bastard children of captives, and many fled to [[Osirion]] to escape persecution. Here they intermarried with [[Garundi (human ethnicity)|Garundi]] with elemental bloodlines, bringing about a new generation of geniekin. Following the fall of Keleshite power in modern Osirion, these geniekin are respected as a symbol of strength through the blending of cultures.<ref name="PotSp14" />
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==See Also==
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* [[Genie]]
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* [[Ifrit]]
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* [[Oread]]
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* [[Suli]]
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* [[Sylph]]
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* [[Undine]]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:34, 12 March 2014

Genies and other elemental creatures are able to breed with mortals, giving rise to the races collectively known as geniekin. Ifrits are the result of unions with fire creatures such as efreet, oreads with earth creatures such as shaitan, sylphs with air creatures such as djinn, undines with water creatures such as marids, and suli with jann.[1][2]

History

The earliest known geniekin were not descended from genies at all, but from Ancient Osirian humans who performed magical rituals to infuse themselves with raw elemental essence, giving rise to the ifrit, oread, sylph, and undine races; these geniekin married back into human families, giving rise to elemental bloodlines of sorcerers.[3]

With the rise of Kelesh and its genie-binders, many Keleshites engaged in liaisons with summoned genies, bringing many half-blooded hybrids into the world. These "half-genies" were looked down upon in Qadira for being the bastard children of captives, and many fled to Osirion to escape persecution. Here they intermarried with Garundi with elemental bloodlines, bringing about a new generation of geniekin. Following the fall of Keleshite power in modern Osirion, these geniekin are respected as a symbol of strength through the blending of cultures.[3]

See Also

References

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