Plane of Fire

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Plane of Fire
Landscape of the Plane of Fire.
(Plane)
Fire

Titles
The Eternal Furnace
The Everlasting Flame
The Inferno
Sphere
Gravity
Normal
Time
Normal
Realm
Immeasurable
Structure
Lasting
Essence
Fire
Alignment
Mildly neutral
Magic
Enhanced or impeded
Denizens
Divinities
Description
White hot deserts, rivers of fire, rainbow coloured flumes of flame, floating brass cities, molten metals, and glass towers
Source: Planar Adventures, pg(s). 136–141
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The Elemental Plane of Fire, the Eternal Furnace, is the outermost of the elemental planes, encircling the Plane of Earth to one side, and bordering the Astral Plane to the other. It is a realm of vast, liquid oceans of flame, charred cinderlands, and flowing rivers of magma.1

Ruler

The unholy symbol of Ymeri.

The ruler of the Elemental Plane of Fire is Ymeri, Queen of the Inferno.2

Geography

Of all the elemental planes, the Plane of Fire is generally the most hostile to mortal life. It is a landscape of white hot heat, with rivers and seas of fire, lava and molten metal, mountains of compacted ash, and burning skies filled with smoke and curtains of flame.345

Locations

Medina Mudii'a

Medina Mudii'a, also known as the City of Brass, is one of the most well-known settlements in the Great Beyond. Constructed on enormous brass plates which float suspended on a sea of fire, it is a place of byzantine courtly intrigues and deadly dangers, but also serves as one of the easiest locations for outsiders to the plane to gather information and conduct business. The city (and by extension, all ifrits6) were ruled by the Sultan Hakim Khalid Suleiman XXIII, Lord of Flame and Khan of Magma,37 and now by Grand Sultana Ayasellah Mihelar Khalidlah II.8

Inhabitants

Counter-intuitively, the Plane of Fire has the most varied forms of life of any of the elemental planes. It is home not only to countless fire elementals, but also to the ifrits, a cruel race of genies who dwell in fabled Medina Mudii'a. They war with the kingdoms of the fire scamps9 and their enslaved azer.13

Ifrits

In Golarion's legends and myths, ifrits are depicted as conniving tricksters who con mortals into making disastrous bargains for the promise of wealth and power. These stories are not far from the truth, as these evil inhabitants of the Plane of Fire possess an inherent belief in their own racial superiority. These prejudices exempt ifrits from feeling any remorse or responsibility towards other creatures, and continue to fuel their ongoing wars against the native elemental scamps and the jabalis10 of the Plane of Earth.4

Fire scamps

The native fire scamps live in a strict theocracy controlled by Dirimalia VI, who rules over her people from the Ninefold Towers of the Matriarch of Holy Sublimation. These towers are made from quartz crystal with variegated veins of liquid copper running throughout. The scamps claim that the towers were gifts from the draconic Crystalline Emperors of the Plane of Earth, while ifrits maintain that they were given to them by the jabalis. The fire scamps are served by their azer slaves, whose civilization they conquered eons ago.37

Others

Numerous creatures beyond ifrits, fire scamps, and azers call the Eternal Furnace home. Fire and magma elementals abound throughout the plane, as do small magmin enclaves. Salamanders, magma dragons and rasts all have presences in the Plane of Fire as well.5 The enormous, wormlike thoqquas can be found along the borders of the Plane of Fire with the Plane of Earth,11 as can amorphous magma oozes.12 Fire whales originated on this plane, and pods of their kind can still be found swimming through the plane's fires.13

References

Paizo published chapters about the Plane of Fire in Planes of Power and Rage of Elements.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amber Stewart. “The Great Beyond” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 3. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. Tim Akers, et al. Plane of Fire” in Blood of the Elements, 22. Paizo Inc., 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 3: Religion” in Campaign Setting, 179. Paizo Inc., 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amber Stewart. “The Inner Sphere” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 18. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eleanor Ferron, et al. Plane of Fire” in Planes of Power, 31–33. Paizo Inc., 2016
  6. Paizo referred to ifrits as efreet and naaris as ifrits until the publication of Highhelm. See also Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pgs. 2, 13, 18.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Amber Stewart. “The Inner Sphere” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 19–20. Paizo Inc., 2009
  8. Eleanor Ferron, et al. Plane of Fire” in Planes of Power, 38. Paizo Inc., 2016
  9. Paizo referred to elemental scamps as mephits until the publication of the Pathfinder Second Edition Bestiary, and began solely referring to them as scamps in Rage of Elements. See Bestiary pg. 150, Rage of Elements pg. 3, and Pathfinder Core Preview pgs. 2, 13.
  10. Paizo referred to jabalis as shaitan until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 2.
  11. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 262. Paizo Inc., 2010
  12. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 184. Paizo Inc., 2010
  13. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 6, 128. Paizo Inc., 2017