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The '''Jinn''' were part of pre-Islamic Arabia's mythology which were later incorporated into Islamic theology. In 2009 they were first used as a fictional race by Chaosium for the Call of Cthulhu RPG.
 
The '''Jinn''' were part of pre-Islamic Arabia's mythology which were later incorporated into Islamic theology. In 2009 they were first used as a fictional race by Chaosium for the Call of Cthulhu RPG.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
The Jinn are a race of beings from another dimension who were brought to Earth by [[Taranushi]] an [[Outer God]]. For a while they treated Earth as a playground, tormenting humans. Upon the death of the sorcerer who summoned Taranushi, they found themselves trapped on Earth, unable to return back home. Enraged they rebelled against Taranushi, and though their attacks were repelled, he was unable to reestablish his control over them.
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The Jinn are a race of beings from another dimension who were brought to Earth by [[Taranushi]] an [[Outer God]]. For a while they treated Earth as a playground, tormenting humans. Upon the death of the sorcerer who summoned Taranushi, they found themselves trapped on Earth, unable to return back home. Enraged they rebelled against Taranushi, and though their attacks were repelled, he was unable to reestablish his control over them.
   
 
Like Taranushi the Jinn likewise appear as insubstantial beings, as if made of smoke. No two jinn are alike and the race consists of several sub-species which are the Marid, the Ifrit, the Dalham, the So'la, the Hofafa, and the Ghul. Like their former master, they too sometimes take human forms. The various jinn factions claimed territory on Earth, establishing themselves in the ancient Middle East.
 
Like Taranushi the Jinn likewise appear as insubstantial beings, as if made of smoke. No two jinn are alike and the race consists of several sub-species which are the Marid, the Ifrit, the Dalham, the So'la, the Hofafa, and the Ghul. Like their former master, they too sometimes take human forms. The various jinn factions claimed territory on Earth, establishing themselves in the ancient Middle East.
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