I did not write this chapter (although I pitched for it admittedly), but as I wrote the Jinn chapter I spent a lot of time reading Erik’s work so that my concepts tied into what he was trying to do with the sahir mechanics. I’ll therefore use this page to link to various clarifications raised by the forum members and answered by the chapter’s author Erik Dahl (or less ably by me) that have appeared over the years.
I’ll also use it as a hub to link to any additional sahir material.
Atlas Forum Threads relating to Sahir
- Laboratory Customisation for Sahir (Yirkash, April 2017)
- 30 Solomonic Suggestions for November (Darkwing, Nov 2016)
Cradle&crescent: greater binding: 1 effect multiple spirits? (ExarKun, July 2016)
- Character Creation for Variant Sahirs (Ramidel, Aug 2014)
- 1st VotO Contribution: the Brass Foot Lamp of the ‘Afrit al Mansur
- What does an itinerant sahir do in Mythic Europe? (chiarina, May 2014)
- A few questions about sahirs (Yirkash, Feb 2013)
- The Cradle and the Crescent
- Cradle and Crescent definitons
- Long-lived sahirs (ezzelino, Dec 2012)
- Can solomonic magic summon angels? (Toa, Oct 2012)
- Jinn FAQ
- Genii Locii (firth5, Jun 2007)
- Detecting Realms of Summoned Creatures without using Magic (Jarkman, Aug 2008)
- HoH:S Question on sahirs
- Sahir character idea from Light of Andorra
- Hermetic Integration and Mimicry of Sihr Magic (Vulcano, March 2011)
- Spirit Magic (Jachra, June 2010)
- Anyone Made an Infernal Summoner? (qcipher, Aug 2006)
Note: this original thread about the tCatC found here also contains some useful initial clarifications about sahir and jinn (beginning from page 6).
A 5th Edition Sahir Variant
Niall Christie, author of ArM4 Blood & Sand: the Levant Tribunal, drafted a revised version of his original sahir for ArM5 that he kindly allowed me to post on this blog. I’ve filed it under the Blood & Sand Redux section of the Mythic Levant pages.
Niall’s version utilises the rules for Ars Goetia presented in Realms of Power: the Infernal, Houses of Hermes: Societates and The Mysteries: Revised Edition to reflect the wider suite of powers available to his initial conception of the Islamic sorcerers while utilising the existing ArM5 rules.
It can also be found over on his (dormant) website Sanctum Hermeticum Renewed.
Originally I had some ideas for including various associated hedge traditions within the Order of Suleiman or detailing a “Ringing the Changes” style section for using conventional Mythic European hedge traditions in the Mythic Middle East.
- Hedge Tradition: the Banu Musa (Atlas Forums thread by Ramidel, Nov 2014)