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Large elemental
11 (7,200 XP)


Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances acid, cold, fire, lightning

Speed 9 m., fly 18 m., swim 25 m.
Senses blindsight 9 m., darkvision 35 m., passive Perception 13
Skills Primal +7
Languages Aquan

Amphibious. The marid can breathe air and water.

Elemental Demise. If the marid dies, its body disintegrates into a burst of water and foam, leaving behind only equipment the dao was wearing or carrying.

Spellcasting. The marid is a 14th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 16, +8 to hit with spell attacks). It has 11 mana, a mana limit of 2, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest and regains half its total mana (rounded up) when it finishes a short rest, and knows the following spells:

At will: create/destroy/purify water, detect evil and good, detect magic, fog cloud

Cantrips (at will): hydraulic push, shape water

1 mana: animate water, desiccate, ebb and flow, locate water, slick skin, tidal breaker, tidal surge, tidal wave, water jet, water whip, wave shield

2 mana: control water, drown, horrid wilting, purify, wall of water, water breathing, water walk, watery form, watery sphere

3/day: comprehend languages (augmented to tongues)

1/day each: gaseous form, image (augmented to major image), invisibility, plane shift (self only)

Variant: Genie Powers. Genies have a variety of magical capabilities, including spells. A few have even greater powers that allow them to alter their appearance or the nature of reality.

Disguises. Some genies can veil themselves in illusion to pass as other similarly shaped creatures. Such genies can innately cast the disguise spell at will, often with a longer duration than is normal for that spell.

Wishes. The genie power to grant wishes is legendary among mortals. Only the most potent genies, such as those among the nobility, can do so. A particular genie that has this power can grant one to three wishes to a creature that isn’t a genie. Once a genie has granted its limit of wishes, it can’t grant wishes again for some amount of time (usually 1 year), and cosmic law dictates that the same genie can expend its limit of wishes on a specific creature only once in that creature’s existence.

To be granted a wish, a creature within 18 meters of the genie states a desired effect to it. The genie can then cast the wish spell on the creature’s behalf to bring about the effect. Depending on the genie’s nature, the genie might try to pervert the intent of the wish by exploiting the wish’s poor wording. The perversion of the wording is usually crafted to be to the genie’s benefit.


Multiattack. The marid makes two weapon attacks.

Trident. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 1.5 m. or range 9/35 m. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) piercing damage, or 17 (2d10 + 6) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 1.5 m. or range 4.5/18 m. Hit: 11 (2d4 + 6) piercing damage.

Water Jet. The marid magically shoots water in a 18-meters line that is 1.5 meters wide. Each creature in that line must make a DC 16 Reflex saving throw. On a failure, a target takes 21 (6d6) bludgeoning damage and, if it is Huge or smaller, is pushed up to 6 meters away from the marid and knocked prone. On a success, a target takes half the bludgeoning damage, but is neither pushed nor knocked prone.

Coastal, Underwatermm