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Marid

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Marid
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(extraplanar, water)
CR 9
Environment Any (Plane of Air)
Alignment
Images of marids

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 142
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Marids (pronounced mah-RIDD)[1] are a race of genies from the Elemental Plane of Water.[2] Noble marids are called shahzadas.[3]

Appearance

A marid has blue-green skin, deep blue eyes, flamboyant eyebrows and pearlescent teeth. Marids stand around 16 feet tall and weigh nearly 2,500 pounds, and are said to have the strength of oceanic currents.[4]

Ecology

Marids are capable of producing undine offspring with humanoids in the Material Plane.[5]

Society

Marids claim to be the rightful rulers of the entire Plane of Water before the Material Plane even existed, but have been fractured for ten millennia, since the elemental lord Kelizandri killed their last padishah Niloufar and destroyed their empire's capital city of Arzanib. However, the marids seem uninterested in fighting Kelizandri's constantly expanding domain, and some scholars believe that the empire was actually destroyed by krakens who infiltrated marid society, something that the marids refuse to acknowledge. The disparate marid petty kingdoms regularly vie for power and have little to do with each other otherwise; convincing them to cooperate is notoriously difficult.[6][7]

Marids are the most capricious species of genie, something which others of their kind (especially shaitans) find aggravating and embarassing. Many become artists, and search for an audience in the Material Plane.[4]

In order to facilitate peace between each other, marids follow strong rules of hospitality, making them one of the most accessible races for visitors to the Plane of Water. They enjoy guests, particularly performers and traders, and sometimes go out of their way to encourage them. Their cities often provide food and air to foreigners, but trade is infrequent due to the lack of roads.[6]

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