Ifrit

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This article covers the type of genie. For the type of geniekin formerly known as ifrit, see naari.

Ifrits, also known as efreet (eh-FREET1; singular is efreeti), are a race of powerful and cruel genies that hail from the Elemental Plane of Fire. Noble ifrits are called ifrit shuyookhs2 and were once called maliks.34

Appearance

Qalkami Mishalq, an ifrit information broker.

Ifrits resemble crimson-skinned humans wreathed in flames with billowing black smoke seeming to leak from their flesh. Ifrits tower over normal humans at twice their height, most standing at least twelve feet tall. Horns that grow out of their foreheads and vary in size further add to an ifrit's fiendish resemblance, with some being mere nubs and others the size of a stag's. Thanks to their huge size, an average ifrit weighs around 2,000 pounds.5[citation needed]

Society

Ifrits dwell primarily on the Plane of Fire but can shift between the planes practically at will, and their world-spanning machinations often lead them far beyond their traditional home. Ifrits accept other species to a very limited degree and only for the practical purpose of profit.6

Ifrits get along poorly with all other types of genie: they despise the carefree jaathooms7; hate faydhaans,8 who embody the opposing element of water; and find janns pathetically frail. The only type of genie that ifrits tolerate are the jabalis,9 who embody elemental earth, but even then their similar nature tends to make ifrits compete rather than cooperate. Ifrits consider themselves superior to the fire mephit monarchy, the Matriarch of Holy Sublimation, and all geniekin and humanoids, except for the few naaris10 who have proven themselves.6

Dominion of Flame

Ifrits rule the Dominion of Flame, the most powerful empire on the Plane of Fire, whose cosmopolitan cities spread their racism, cruelty, and deviousness to nearly every corner of the plane. Their capital, Medina Mudii'a, is one of the greatest cities in the Great Beyond. The Dominion of Flame maintains a tense peace with the jabalis of the Plane of Earth and sometimes work with them, except for Medina Mudii'a, which remains in a state of open war with the jabali Opaline Vault. For this reason, oreads often receive unwelcome scrutiny within ifrit-ruled cities.6113

Since the recent reappearance of the elemental planes of wood and metal, the Dominion's ifrits have desired to burn and melt them.12 However, the Plane of Wood's leader Lady Shumunue has sought trade agreements with the Plane of Fire.13

On Golarion

Among geniekind, ifrits have traditionally had the closest relationship to the Universe. They often appear as wish-granters and cruel slavers, and are capable of producing naari offspring with humans.14 Many naaris live in the depths of the Meraz Desert, where the nation of Qadira meets the continent of Casmaron.15

References

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  1. Erik Mona, et al. “Appendices” in Campaign Setting, 246. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. Logan Bonner, et al. “Fire” in Rage of Elements, 130. Paizo Inc., 2023
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tim Akers, et al. Plane of Fire” in Blood of the Elements, 22. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. Paizo referred to nobles of each type of genie by different titles until the publication of Rage of Elements, which refers to genie nobles of all types as shuyookhs. See the genie articles in Rage of Elements and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 14.
  5. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 140. Paizo Inc., 2009
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eleanor Ferron, et al. Plane of Fire” in Planes of Power, 33. Paizo Inc., 2016
  7. Paizo referred to jaathooms as djinn until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 2.
  8. Paizo referred to faydhaans as marids until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 2.
  9. Paizo referred to jabalis as shaitan until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 2.
  10. Paizo referred to naaris as ifrits until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pgs. 2, 13.
  11. Robert Brookes, et al. “Chapter 3: The Great Beyond” in Planar Adventures, 137. Paizo Inc., 2018
  12. Logan Bonner, et al. Genie” in Pathfinder Core Preview, 18. Paizo Inc., 2023
  13. Logan Bonner, et al. “Wood” in Rage of Elements, 190. Paizo Inc., 2023
  14. Tim Akers, et al. Ifrits” in Blood of the Elements, 6. Paizo Inc., 2014
  15. Jessica Price. “Adventuring in Qadira” in Qadira, Jewel of the East, 38. Paizo Inc., 2017