Ifrit Ethnicity in Arcane Realm | World Anvil



Culture and cultural heritage

Ifrits are a passionate and fickle race of djinn. Though often stereotyped as bullies and quick to action, Ifrit Djinn are actually a very hospitable caste. In the past many Ifrit became disillusioned with the policies and treatment by the ruling djinn classes (mainly Marid), ranging from feuds to protests to civil rights demonstrations. In the modern age, tensions have mainly subsided for the current generation. Ifrit culture for the longest opposed the Marid’s by embracing the “fire” aspect of jinn lore via reds and oranges in most or their creations as a cultural statement. They also traditionally become experts in magic related to fire and heat in various aspects. Whereas Marid were seen to restrain themselves to be proper, Ifrit were taught to express their emotions above else. However taken too far this made them hard to be around non jinn due to overwhelming passion and lower inhibitions.

Shared customary codes and values

Ifrits highly value the ties between family members and friends, weaving tightly knit clans. They particularly respect elders, from whom they expect sound leadership and the wisdom of experience, as well as ancestral heroes or clan founders. This idea carries on to relations with other races and ifrit are deferential even to the elders of another, non-ifrit race.

Common Dress code

Ifrits favor revealing and ostentatious clothing, baggy pantaloons, and jewelry, generally armbands and earrings. The males enjoy showing off their muscled chests and broad shoulders, and so only wear tunics and cloaks when cold demands it. Females typically dress in bedlahs, colorful and ornate bra and wrap skirt or harem pants set that has a low neckline and shows off a bare midriff. Their clothes are commonly seen with shades of red and orange.

Art & Architecture

Most ifrit settlements are located in underground cities near the surface and within the mountains, built around mines that provide much of their livelihood. Carved into stone these cities may take centuries to complete but are practically ageless once finished. Though Ifrits are typically a martial race, these cities have civilian populations that compose about one fourth of the total population and which are made up primarily of the young, the elderly, or a few regular adults. Females typically compose as large a portion of the military as male ifrit do. In their own homelands, ifrits continuously carve out new living space, mining the mountains’ riches as they do so. Ifrit in general stick to these locales, disliking travel, particularly along waterways, but those who live in other lands can find make themselves quite comfortable. Most who do make a living as mercenaries, smiths, or artisans of various kinds. Ifrits in other lands may be eagerly sought after as warriors and offensive spell-casters, their reputation of courage, loyalty, and creating intimidating/scary vessels make them excellent choices for bodyguards.

Common Customs, traditions and rituals

Ifrits favor vessels with hues of red, orange, and reddish browns. The Ifrit fascination for things related to fire has made their physical bodies resistant to high temperatures of heat. Curved horns are popular among many ifrit who may sport them ornamentally.
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