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A half-jann.

(augmented, human, native)
Any land
Source: Qadira, Gateway to the East, pg(s). 26–27
See also: Suli and jann

Children of burning passions consummated with mysterious desert travellers, half-janns1—as with many half breeds—do not belong entirely to either of their parents' worlds.


The appearance of a half-jann is normally so close to a human's that it is impossible to tell from a cursory glance that they share a different parentage, although they are always exceptionally beautiful for humans. It is only on closer inspection that people notice the otherworldly grace, serenity, and small cloud of sand that often dances around one's feet.2


Half-janns who adopt human culture tend to remain on the outside, keeping themselves on the fringe of civilisation so they never become too tangled up in its webs. Like their genie parent, however, they tend to find themselves inexorably drawn towards humans and often sire suli-janns themselves.2

Many never know a life outside of human communities as half-janns are normally born to human mothers left behind by the wandering janns. A half-jann who follows their full jann parent is always aware of their differences, for unlike janns they are mortal (although they age more slowly than humans). Half-janns also must eat, unlike true janns, and while half-janns can rely on their parent's ability to magically create food, most make it a point of pride to be able to hunt and forage for themselves. Some suspect half-janns who choose a life in exile or amongst humans do so to prove their independence and self-reliance.3

Half-janns are emotionally closer to humans than their flighty genie kin, but they are always aware of their superiority to full humans. This self-superiority comes not just from their slow aging and beauty but also their innate magical abilities. As they grow in power, half-janns gain access to the magical abilities that normal janns have from birth.3

On Golarion

Half-janns naturally belong to neither the jann nor Keleshite human civilizations. Half-janns attempt to fit into either parent's culture as they are too few in number to form their own society.2

The largest concentration of half-janns is in the tent city of Erukh, where they dwell alongside their genie relatives.3


  1. The singular form of jann was "janni" until the publication of Rage of Elements, and "jann" after.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brian Cortijo. “Bestiary” in Qadira, Gateway to the East, 26. Paizo Inc., 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Brian Cortijo. “Bestiary” in Qadira, Gateway to the East, 27. Paizo Inc., 2009