izkandar is an Ifrit, a fire elemtal of mideastern lore. he would be at home in a desert or asian steppe setting.
Distilled fireifrits/Fire Djinns must sustain themselves with their element of calling. Izkandar carries a canteen filled with a magic liquer distilled from fire itself. it can be a weapon in a pinch but ifrits would sooner not waste their lifeblood. it acts like a corrosive solvent to any character that is not some kind of fire elemental.
Molten scimitarin its normal state the scimitar blade has the appearance of crudely heated metal;a slight rainbow sheen. ifrits use their own internal flame to heat the blade white hot. Can be used to cauterize infected wounds of other characters. ifrits must sacrifice some of their life enrgy to heat the blade.
Izkandar appears like a young mideastern or central asian man with like accent. On his waist is a camel skin canteen and a jewel encrusted scimitar. he wears light desert robes and a loose turban. like most fire Djinn, he wears darkened lenses to hide his fire-orange eyes. he is soft spoken, but does not tolerate foolishness. His overall mannersim is deceptive of the raging inferno of his true being. he is hospitable, but in dire circumstances will do whatever it takes to survive.
the fire djinns spawned from the eternal flames of the Caucasus. izkandar was named by none other than the Great Alexander III, son of Phillip. He gave Izkandar the turkish form of his own name because as he gazed into the flame erupting perpetually from the rocky desert he saw a face so like his except for the fiery eyes and black hair.
When Alexander died a muddled drunk in his early 30's he entrusted the young ifrit with a jewel encrusted scimitsr, tempered to withstand hellfire. he also had his sage demonstrate the method of fire distillation, so that the djinn could wander far from the lifegiving methane flames that burn in the desert of his origin.
izkandars fiery eyes can be used to light darkended passages, if he is comfortable enough to remove his shades in your party.
he is invaluable in cold climates, especially if yourncharacters are not dressed warm. he can eminate heat but at the cost of his own lifeforce.
And of course he can start fires, and communicate amicably with most elementals, except water elemtals, whom he detests
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This post does a good job of describing the ability and some history of Izkandar. But I would love to see more historical allusion, and some description of Izkandar's personality. Is he imperialistic? Does he spread culture? Honorable? Cruel? There's not much descrption of personality/motivation given, which is to me the most interesting part.
Czernobog, come back, your name intrigues me! Also, what Zylithan said.