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Imix (pronounced: /ˈmɪksY-miks[9]) was the evil archomental of fire. He was a primordial older than the world itself.[10]

Imix's many nicknames and titles included Fire Lord Imix,[citation needed] the Prince of Elemental Evil,[11] the All-Consuming Fire, the Eternal Flame,[4] and the Lord of Hellfire.[citation needed]

PersonalityEdit

Imix was passionate, quick to anger, vain, paranoid and prone to jealousy. He seemed to have an endless supply of energy, which was spent on schemes that were always to the detriment of others.

He was noted as a masterful tactician and was very creative but his overconfidence and haughtiness caused him to rush into situations and he easily became frustrated when things didn't go according to his plans. He destroyed any who refused to acquiesce to him.[7]

PossessionsEdit

The unique dagger Tinderstrike was imbued with a portion of Imix's power.[12]

RelationshipsEdit

Imix had enemies in the form of Zaaman Rul and Olhydra, two other archomentals whom he was at war with.[13] Imix could have potentially destroyed Zaaman Rul if he was not fighting a war on two fronts[13] but nonetheless, his servants eventually defeated Zaaman Rul's army.[7] Imix also schemed against Kossuth, but such was Kossuth's power in comparison, that although Kossuth was wary of Imix, he didn't take Imix's threat seriously.[13][7]

Imix was served by the pit fiend Asgeroth (who had been tasked to destroy Zaaman Rul) as well as a multitude of efreet, fire elementals, fire giants, fire grues, fire mephits, firenewts, magmins, salamanders and red dragons, some of whom worshiped him as a god.[13]

Imix was one of the more eager allies of the Elder Elemental Eye and was being courted by Moloch for an alliance. He was said to also have allies on the Elemental Plane of Earth and the Para-Elemental Plane of Magma.[13]

He was venerated by the Cult of the Eternal Flame led by the tiefling prophet Vanifer.[11]

DomainEdit

Fire Elemental

A holocaust disciple, one of Imix's creations.

On the Plain of Burnt Dreams, an island in the Blazing Sea of the Elemental Plane of Fire, rose a volcano, within which was the Temple of Ultimate Consumption, a pyramid surrounded by volcanic rock in the middle of a lake of fire.[7]

HistoryEdit

Imix's history on the Material Plane was concentrated mostly on the world of Oerth, where his alliance with the Elder Elemental Eye caused him to send an aspect of himself to the Temple of Elemental Evil, however that aspect was destroyed and Imix immediately withdrew his support.

Imix wished to make the Plane of Fire a plane of evil and searched for powerful evil servants to aid him in this task.[7]

During the Bhaalspawn crisis, in the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, Imix was present in the keep of Yaga-Shura within the Marching Mountains.[14]

Circa the Year of the Scarlet Witch, 1491 DR, the Cult of the Eternal Flame attempted to summon Imix to Faerûn at the site of the Weeping Colossus within the ruins of Besilmer.[15]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), pp. 31–32. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wizards of the Coast (April 2015). Villains: Cult of the Eternal Flame (HTML). Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2015-04-26.
  3. BioWare (June 2001). Designed by Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Black Isle Studios.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 214–216. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  5. Monte Cook, ed. (1998). Monstrous Compendium Planescape Appendix III. Edited by Michele Carter and Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-7869-0751-7.
  6. Monte Cook (2001). Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 188. ISBN 0-7869-1843-8.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Eric Jansing and Kevin Baase (September 2006). “Princes of Elemental Evil - The Archomentals”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #347 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 34.
  8. Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland and Robert J. Schwalb (June 15, 2010). Monster Manual 3 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 0786954902.
  9. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  10. Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland and Robert J. Schwalb (June 15, 2010). Monster Manual 3 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 0786954902.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 141. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  12. Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Monte Cook and William W. Connors (December 7, 1998). The Inner Planes. Edited by Michele Carter and Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc.), p. 46. ISBN 0-7869-0736-3.
  14. BioWare (June 2001). Designed by Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Black Isle Studios.
  15. Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 978-0786965786.
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