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See also: Half-janni and suli

Jann (singular janni) are the weakest members of geniekind. Composed of all four elements, they are most frequently found on the Material Plane.[1]


Jann appear almost human, but have a definite mystical air to them, something that makes them both admired and distrusted by actual humans. Jann stand at least six feet tall and carry themselves with an unnatural grace. The only other giveaway to their nature is their eyes, which sparkle with an unnatural brightness.[1]

Habitat and ecology

Jann favour the quiet isolation of the deepest desert and the most remote oases. Unlike other genies, the jann have no home elemental plane; instead they roam across the Material Plane. They keep their distance from humans, whom they distrust. They are drawn to places of natural beauty like the Painted Flutes and other natural wonders. Jann are unique amongst genies in that rather than being composed of a single element, they are instead made of a combination of all four. Despite their human appearance (which, if pointed out, would quickly offend), they are much stronger than they initially appear.[1]

Should a janni overcome its distrust of humans and procreate with one, the resulting child is a half-janni, whose offspring with humans are called sulis.[2]

Janni nobles are called amirs, and are the only genie nobles unable to grant wishes.[3]

For other meanings of "Amir", please see Amir (disambiguation).

On Golarion

Clans of nomadic jann roam the deserts of Kelesh. They encourage their suli kinsmen to brag about their achievements and interact with humans, in the hope of making good impressions and softening the Keleshite government's stance on genie slavery.[4][5]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 141. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. Brian Cortijo. (2009). Qadira, Gateway to the East, p. 26–27. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-180-0
  3. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, et al. (2019). Bestiary (Second Edition), p. 162. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-170-2
  4. Tim Akers, Judy Bauer, Jim Groves, Chris Lites, Dale C. McCoy, Jr., and Cassidy Werner. (2014). Blood of the Elements, p. 11. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-654-6
  5. Benjamin Bruck, et al. (2015). Inner Sea Races, p. 134. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-722-2