Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for Janni Arak

"I've been to Zakhara a few times. The cities are beautiful and full of wonder. The food and drink aren't that bad either. The place is a bit too enlightened for my taste. You make lewd comment at a noble's daughter and all of a sudden you face the executioner's blade."
-Cade Ashworthy

Janni Arak

Arak is a clear, colorless, unsweetened anise flavored twice-distilled alcoholic drink popular on the Continent of Zakhara. It is extremely popular among the nomadic janni.

Being a medium strength alcohol, the constitution saving throw to avoid intoxication is DC 15.


If you want to add a bit of Zakhara to your game, there are a few Al-Qadim themed products in the Dungeon Master's Guild. Here are some of the more popular ones:

Al-Qadim Archetypes: Scimitars Against the Darkness - I've purchased this one and it provides a plethora of information. It's based on the original Al Qadim and Wolfgang Baur's "Campaing Journal: Scimitars Against the Dark" from Dragon Magazine.

There's also Elemental Magic of Zakhara and Seers of Zakhara. Both are pay what you want and written by the same author. Between the two there's a nice amount of Middle Eastern inspired magic.


  1. Nice!

    I have wanted to add some Al-Qadim to my own games for sometime, but have not found a good place/time/way to do it yet.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Adventure!

  2. In what seems a fair trade for my posts' pointing out Comic Book Plus to you, yours have made me more interested in 5E and pointed out that there's more value in the DMs Guild than I realized. I even sent an inquiry to find out if the old Gothic Earth setting might fall into the Ravenloft toybox (opinions online seem to differ). That would be awesome.