Great Caliph Husam al-Balil ben Nafhat al-Yugayyim was the brilliant but flighty ruler of the djinn.[2]


The Great Caliph spent most of his time in the center of his fortress, the Citadel of Ice and Steel, ruling upon legal, political, and strategic issues of the djinn. Whenever he decided to tour the Elemental Plane of Air, he made it a procession in grand style.[2]


Though Husam al-Balil did not leave his court often,[2] he took an active interest in Zakharan affairs.[3] When the monarch traveled to the Prime Material Plane, his splendor was always announced by a great gust of wind.[2] Legend ascribed to him power akin to that of the gods.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wolfgang Baur, Steve Kurtz (1992). Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix. (TSR, Inc). ISBN l-56076-370-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Wolfgang Baur (November 1993). Secrets of the Lamp. Genie Lore. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 6–7. ISBN 978-1560766476.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 114–120. ISBN 978-1560763291.

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