Djinn are humanoid creatures with tattooed skin that prefer to live in large ruins with a lot of places to hide. They feed on human blood and can poison their victims with a touch. Their poison causes reality-altering hallucinations and can be used either to kill their victims quickly, or to leave victims in a coma-like state while the djinn feeds on their blood over a long period of time. Djinn are best classified as genies and are able to read a person’s mind to learn their deepest desires; however, the djinn do not truly grant wishes like the genies of lore. Instead, they send their victims into a fantasy universe where they believe their wish has been granted while the djinn can drink their blood slowly over the course of days. Time passes slowly enough in the fantasy universe that the djinn’s victims will feel as if they’re living an entire lifetime before their physical bodies die. When djinn access their powers, either their eyes and hands glow blue, or their tattoos move and extend down their arms. There is a variant form that possesses the same powers and weaknesses, but turns the victim’s insides to “jelly” and feeds on fear rather than happiness. To this effect, they trap people in hallucinations of their worst nightmares rather than their happy dreams.

BEE 2013