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Efreet (singular: efreeti), or efreeta for females,[8] were a type of genie native to the Elemental Plane of Fire.[4][3] They were unpredictable creatures with fiery forms and spectacular magical powers.

DescriptionEdit

Efreet were humanoid in appearance. They were very tall, generally reaching heights of 12 feet (3.7 meters), and massive and solid, weighing 2,000 pounds (910 kilograms). They were well-muscled, and had red or black skin that was always burning. For this reason, many resembled devils and were often mistaken for them. Their bodies were supposedly composed of basalt, bronze, and solidified fire.[4]

AbilitiesEdit

Efreeti magic was comparable to that of other powerful creatures, such as demons and liches, and was quite versatile. One area in which it is preeminent was in magical weaponsmithing. Efreet were particularly renowned for their ability to create flaming weapons.[citation needed]

PersonalityEdit

Efreet were cruel and self-serving. They all considered themselves to be of noble character and assumed grand titles to make themselves seem impressive.[citation needed]

HabitatEdit

As water was to most life forms, heat was to efreet. Heat and flame sustained their bodies. For this reason, they tended to reside near fumaroles, volcanoes, and other large natural heat sources.[citation needed]

Efreet also inhabited the sun of Realmspace.[9]

RelationsEdit

Fire elementals avoided the efreet if they could, fearing their oppression and opportunism. Djinn hated them, and there were numerous battles between the two genie races. Dao were tolerated by the efreet, whom they traded worked materials with in exchange for raw metals. Most other races were treated by the efreet as either servants or slaves.[4]

CultureEdit

Two related concepts, however, were foremost in the mind of an efreeti: honor and acquisition.[citation needed]

Efreeti names were also part of this concept. They were exceedingly long and contained history and respectful details of lineage. When interacting with lesser creatures, they would normally take on a simpler name.[citation needed]

It should also be noted that mages occasionally attempted to enslave efreet in order to harness their considerable power. Such binding, while of a very different nature than that involved in the binding of demons, was equally difficult, and just as likely to result in the wrath of the bound creature, should the attempt end in its escape.[citation needed]

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AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Curse of the Azure BondsThe Return of Randal Morn
Magazines
Dungeon #57, "The Rose of Jumlat"Dungeon #174, "Test of Fire"
Video Games
Pool of RadianceCurse of the Azure BondsGateway to the Savage FrontierTreasures of the Savage FrontierAl-Qadim: The Genie's CurseBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnBaldur's Gate II: Throne of BhaalIcewind Dale IIIcewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
Card Games
Dragonfire, "Corruption in Calimshan"

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