Marid (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the marid is a type of genie.

Publication history[edit]

The marid first appeared in first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in Dragon #66 (October 1982).[1] The marid then appeared in the adventure module The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982),[2] and was reprinted in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[3]

The marid appeared in second edition under the "genie" heading in Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[4] and in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[5] The noble marid and the Great Padisha of the Marids appeared for the Al-Qadim setting in the Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix (1992).[6] The marid appeared under the genie of Zakhara heading in the Land of Fate boxed set (1992).

The marid appeared in the third edition Manual of the Planes (2001).[7]


A marid is a genie from the Elemental Plane of Water.