Suli

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Suli
A suli.
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See also: Janni and half-jann

Sulis are geniekin touched by all four (or two) elements. They possess considerable power over the elements—including the ability to enshroud their arms in acid, ice, electricity, or fire—and they are often considered blessed for their genie heritage (especially among the humans of Qadira).1

Appearance

A portrait of a suli.

Sulis are the most humanlike geniekin, to the point that they are nearly indistinguishable as children and can pass as tall, beautiful members of their mortal parent's race as adults. Sulis stand out for their vibrant eyes, brilliant bronze skin, and the charm and intensity from their heritage.23

Adventurers

Alchemists, wizards and others that focus on creation or the combination of elements appeal to the multi-elemental nature of many sulis, while others pursue callings such as the bard that combines martial and magical capabilities. Suli monks often focus their attention inward, harnessing the elemental potential inside themselves and exploring their inherent connection to the elements through their martial art.4

Ecology

Sulis are most often the result of unions between mortal humanoids (usually humans) and janns; in this case, they are known as suli-jann. Two non-suli geniekin of different types can also produce suli offspring, as can dual-elemental beings and humanoids; the resulting suli will only possess an affinity for these elements. Suli heritage is usually only known and manifested in adolescence (usually accidentally), or when awakened by an encounter with a genie.53

Unlike other geniekin, sulis only live for as long as humans do, and their human nature expresses more in their development due to their weaker elemental influence. Signs of jann heritage are easily misinterpreted, and many sulis have been mistaken for sorcerers.23

Society

Sulis are usually boastful, arrogant, and consider bragging a cultural institution. They boast about their own accomplishments as well as their friends and family, seeking to be remembered for centuries. They are competitive and stubborn, leading to explosive interactions with equally acerbic people.23

Sulis are friendly with halflings, due to their mutual hatred of slavery. Humans and half-elves are also considered to be friends, and sulis often pass as them in hostile lands.2

Sulis become adventurers most often to meet people and travel to exotic lands, which they value as much as wealth and power. Their empathy can also motivate sulis to take action against all kinds of threats. Due to their natural charm, sulis are likely to become leaders or take responsibility for diplomacy.2

Religion

Sulis often venerate multiple deities at once. Those who seek strength to exact revenge on societies who mistreat them worship an elemental lord (or all four), and others follow the Lantern King, finding his laughter warming and his fickle tricks appealing.2

On Golarion

On Golarion, sulis are most commonly born to the nomadic jann clans on the continent of Casmaron. The jann greatly value self-promotion, and encourage their offspring to brag about their achievements. They often send sulis into human society, hoping that they make good impressions and soften the stance of the Keleshite government regarding genie slavery.623

Elemental wizards and alchemists, most often in Thuvia, also purposefully seek to internalise elemental forces to give birth to sulis. In Merab, in particular, sulis are prized for their connection to the four elements, and suli alchemists often have a knack for element-infused creations.3

References

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  1. Brian Cortijo. “Bestiary” in Qadira, Gateway to the East, 28. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Benjamin Bruck, et al. “Chapter 2: Uncommon Races” in Inner Sea Races, 130–135. Paizo Inc., 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Tim Akers, et al. Sulis” in Blood of the Elements, 10–11. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. Jessica Redekop. Geniekin” in Ancestry Guide, 109. Paizo Inc.,
  5. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 3: Uncommon Races” in Advanced Race Guide, 202. Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Benjamin Bruck, et al. “Introduction” in Inner Sea Races, 6. Paizo Inc., 2015