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Game background
Title(s) Queen of Air, the Lady of Air, Lady of the Winds
Home plane The Great Funnel (Elemental Plane of Air)
Power level Greater
Alignment Neutral
Portfolio Elemental air, air elementalists, movement, speed, flying creatures, travel
Domains Air, Illusion, Travel, Trickery
Design details

In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Akadi (/əˈkɑːdi/ə-KAHD-dee)[1][2]:90 is the goddess of Movement, Speed, and Air Elementals. Her alignment is primarily Neutral, and the symbol of Akadi is usually represented by a pale cloud on a blue background.

Publication history[edit]

Ed Greenwood created Akadi for his home Dungeons & Dragons game, inspired by the deity Lassa, created by Michael Moorcock for his Elric stories.[citation needed]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)[edit]

Ed Greenwood initially used Misha, one of Moorcock's Elemental gods as found in the original Deities & Demigods, as the elemental lord of air for his home Dungeons & Dragons campaign set in the Forgotten Realms. As Greenwood indicated in his article "Down-to-earth Divinity" in Dragon #54 (October 1981), Moorcock's elemental gods "may later be replaced in [his] universe by "official" AD&D beings as these are published".[3] Akadi first appeared in the original Manual of the Planes (1987),[4] and was featured as one of the elemental lords for the Forgotten Realms in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Set's "Cyclopedia of the Realms" booklet (1987).[1]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)[edit]

Akadi was described in the hardback Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990),[5] the revised Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (1993) in the "Running the Realms" booklet,[6] and Faiths & Avatars (1996).[7]

Her role in the cosmology of the Planescape campaign setting was described in On Hallowed Ground (1996).[8]

Her relationships with the nonhuman deities in the Forgotten Realms was covered in Demihuman Deities (1998).[9]

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition (2000-2007)[edit]

Akadi appears as one of the major deities of the Forgotten Realms setting again, in Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001),[10] and is further detailed in Faiths and Pantheons (2002).[2]

Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-Present)[edit]

Akadi appears in the fourth edition as a primordial, not a god.[11]:78, 81


Akadi has many allies, including Quorlinn and Syranita, but she is enemies with Grumbar, a fellow greater power. Akadi has no superiors among aerial beings.

Teylas (an aspect of Akadi) is god of sky and storms for the Horde.[12]


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