Genie, Marid

This being resembles a powerful giant with hairless blue-green skin, deep blue eyes, flamboyant eyebrows, and pearlescent teeth.

Marid CR 9

XP 6,400

CN Large outsider (extraplanar, water)

Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +17

Defense

AC 23, touch 14, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +9 natural, –1 size)

hp 114 (12d10+48)

Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +10

Offense

Speed 20 ft., swim 60 ft.

Melee 2 slams +17 (2d6+6) or mwk trident +18/+13/+8 (2d6+9)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Special Attacks vortex (1/10 minutes, 10–50 ft. tall, 1d8+4 damage, DC 22), water mastery, water's fury

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th)

Constant—detect evil, detect good, detect magic, water walk

At will—create water, invisibility, plane shift (willing targets to elemental planes, Astral Plane, or Material Plane only), purify food and drink (liquids only), quench

5/day—control water, gaseous form, obscuring mist, water breathing

3/day—see invisibility

1/day—persistent image (DC 18)

1/year—grant 1 wish (to nongenies only)

Statistics

Str 23, Dex 19, Con 18, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 16

Base Atk +12; CMB +19; CMD 34

Feats Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Great Fortitude, Improved InitiativeB, Improved Natural Attack, Power Attack

Skills Craft (any one) +17, Diplomacy +18, Knowledge (planes) +17, Perception +17, Sense Motive +17, Spellcraft +17, Stealth +15, Swim +29

Languages Aquan, Auran, Common, Ignan, Terran; telepathy 100 ft.

SQ change shape (water elemental, humanoid or giant, alter self, elemental body III, or giant form I)

Ecology

Environment any (Plane of Water)

Organization solitary, pair, company (3–6), or band (7–12)

Treasure standard (masterwork trident, other gear)

Special Abilities

Water Mastery (Ex) A marid gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its opponent are touching water. If the opponent or the marid is touching the ground, the marid takes a –4 penalty on attack and damage rolls.

Water's Fury (Su) As a standard action, a marid can release a jet of water in a 60-foot line that deals 1d6 points of damage and blinds the target struck for 1d6 rounds. A DC 20 Reflex save reduces the damage by half and negates the blinding effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Vortex (Su) A marid can transform into a vortex of swirling, churning water once every 10 mintues. This ability functions identically to the whirlwind ability, save that it can only be used while the marid is underwater; a marid cannot leave a body of water while in vortex form.

Marids are genies from the Plane of Water. The most powerful of all the genie races, they are said to possess the strength of the ocean's currents and teeth made of pearl. A marid stands about 16 feet tall and weighs nearly 2,500 pounds.

The marids are perhaps the most unpredictable and capricious of the genies, a quality that the others (particularly shaitans) find to be both aggravating and embarrassing to the entire genie culture. Many marids become dancers, storytellers, performers, or other types of artists, and often travel to the Material Plane in disguise to seek out new audiences.

A small percentage of marids can lay claim to nobility. Noble marids, often called shahzadas, have 14 Hit Dice and gain the following spell-like abilities: 3/day—cone of cold, ice storm; 1/day—elemental swarm (water elementals only), permanent image. A noble marid's caster level for its spell-like abilities is 20th. Noble marids are CR 11.