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The Azmeri are a race/faction of Wraeclast. After The Fall of the Vaal, the migrants from the Azmeri descended from the Azmerian Mountains and founded the Eternal Empire in an event known as "Imperialus Conceptus". As a result, although there are Eternals of Azmerian descent, only history before 1 IC is considered "Azmerian". A few descendants of the original Azmeri tribes scatter Wraeclast around the Forest Encampment and within the Viridian Wildwood.

Notable members

Gods

Humans

Mythology

Solaris

Main page: Solaris

Solaris is the Azmeri god of the Sun. She is the sister of Solaris and Viridi. According to an Azmerian creation myth, she had a vital hand in the creation of the world.

When Solaris closes his burning eye

At the end of time,

the world will perish in ice.[a]

Lunaris

Main page: Lunaris

Lunaris is the Azmeri god of the Moon. She is the sister of Solaris and Viridi. According to an Azmerian creation myth, she had a vital hand in the creation of the world.

Viridi

Main page: Viridi

Viridi is an Azmerian god. She is the sister of Solaris and Lunaris. According to an Azmerian creation myth, Viridi was "trapped within" the earth "forever more" during her sister's creation of the world.

Culture

The Maji

The term Maji is most often used to describe a group of Azmeri people that continue to follow the traditions of their ancestors and act as a vanguard for the rest of their people. They were considered the "chosen strongest"[1] and are responsible for purging the Nameless and fighting against the King in the Mists in the Viridian Wildwood to make a future home for Azmeri migrants.

Nature

Most Azmeri appear to have a strong affinity to nature, with certain individuals able to "hear" the will of the trees and the earth.

Tears of Maji

The Azmeri were forbidden from touching gems by instructed Draíocht. Although it is possible for the Azmeri to use a gem through the use of a geomantic socket in armour (albeit still inflicting pain in close proximity), direct contact appears to cause a horrific (possibly fatal) reaction[2]. Researcher Graven's testing with Replica Forbidden ShakoReplica Forbidden Shako
Great Crown
Armour: (143-161)
Energy Shield: (29-33)
Requires Level 68, 59 Str, 59 IntSocketed Gems are Supported by Level (1-10) <random Support Gem>
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level (25-35) <random Support Gem>
+(25-30) to all Attributes
"I believed I understood Prototype #112 quite fully, until a test subject with Azmeri ancestry donned it. I will be haunted by the results for the rest of my life."
- Researcher Graven
demonstrated that this curse applies to current descendants of the Azmeri even to the present day. The Maji reject the use of them at all.

This is somewhat similar to the Karui who follow the Way, who forbid the use of virtue gems due to their ability to cause "blood fever"[3].

Creation

The Azmeri believe that the creation of the world was the work of Solaris and Lunaris. Solaris "seared and contorted the orb's surface" to create the mountains and valleys, while Lunaris filled the valleys with water to form rivers and seas. Viridi, the third sister, was trapped within this "orb".

"A raging Solaris seared and contorted the orb's surface.

A despairing Lunaris filled the scars with her tears.

Yet Viridi remained, trapped within, forever more."

- Azmerian Creation Myth[b]

History

Founding the Eternal Empire

The Eternal Empire was founded by the Azmeri, who descended from the Azmerian ranges down to the lands left behind by the Vaal Empire, destroyed by the Vaal Cataclysm.[c] They may have been led by the visions of a young Azmeri, Egrin. Later, Egrin was cast out for these visions, possibly related to The Elder, and taken in by the Order of the Djinn.[d]

"Eighty thousand tribesmen and women" of the Azmeri, led by Tarcus Versuso, descended Azmerian ranges and headed down into the lands left behind by the Vaal Empire after the Vaal Cataclysm. However, although the majority did, not all Azmeri followed Veruso. The Azmeri of The Forest Encampment are the descendants of "their original culture", those who stayed behind.[4]

Items

Unique

Several items are relate to the Azmeri:

Base items

ItemFlavour Text
Greust's NecklaceGreust's Necklace"A boy becomes a man when he has faced the animal
in his heart and wet the forest floor with its blood."
- Azmeri Proverb
"A boy becomes a man when he has faced the animal
in his heart and wet the forest floor with its blood."
- Azmeri Proverb
Rusted Elder ScarabRusted Elder ScarabStack Size: 10Adds Elder Influence outcome to Map Area
30% more Rare Elder Items found in Area
Your visions led the Azmeri down into a world left abandoned by the Vaal.
They cast you out, young Egrin, but the Order of the Djinn accepts you.
Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.
Your visions led the Azmeri down into a world left abandoned by the Vaal.
They cast you out, young Egrin, but the Order of the Djinn accepts you.
Seal of LunarisSeal of Lunaris"I have a suspicion that the Maraketh Sekhema of legend, Lundara, is the same historical
figure as the Azmeri and Eternal goddess Lunaris. The Seal may prove that."
Can be exchanged with Faustus, the Fence in The Rogue Harbour
"I have a suspicion that the Maraketh Sekhema of legend, Lundara, is the same historical
figure as the Azmeri and Eternal goddess Lunaris. The Seal may prove that."
Viridi's FingerViridi's Finger"It supposedly causes enormous plants to grow from almost any soil. The myth claims we
need to sacrifice a baby to make it function, but that's a bit grotesque, even for me."
"It supposedly causes enormous plants to grow from almost any soil. The myth claims we
need to sacrifice a baby to make it function, but that's a bit grotesque, even for me."

Unique

ItemStatsFlavour Text
Energy From WithinEnergy From Within
Cobalt Jewel
Radius: Large(3-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield
CorruptedThe Azmeri ascetics learnt the power
of going without the body's ordinary cravings.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
(3-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy ShieldCorrupted
The Azmeri ascetics learnt the power
of going without the body's ordinary cravings.
Primordial MightPrimordial Might
Crimson Jewel
(25-30)% increased Damage if you Summoned a Golem in the past 8 seconds
Golems Summoned in the past 8 seconds deal (35-45)% increased Damage
Golems have (18-22)% increased Maximum Life
Summoned Golems are Aggressive
Primordial
"Do not cause the land to stir,
It holds secrets better unknown."
- Azmerian proverb
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
(25-30)% increased Damage if you Summoned a Golem in the past 8 seconds
Golems Summoned in the past 8 seconds deal (35-45)% increased Damage
Golems have (18-22)% increased Maximum Life
Summoned Golems are Aggressive
Primordial
"Do not cause the land to stir,
It holds secrets better unknown."
- Azmerian proverb
The Untouched SoulThe Untouched Soul
Gold Amulet
Requires Level 48(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found+40 to maximum Life for each Empty Red Socket on any Equipped Item
+225 to Accuracy Rating for each Empty Green Socket on any Equipped Item
+40 to maximum Mana for each Empty Blue Socket on any Equipped Item
+18% to all Elemental Resistances for each Empty White Socket on any Equipped Item
Geomancy offered a safer way to use the Tears...
but the Maji rejected that temptation as well.
(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found+40 to maximum Life for each Empty Red Socket on any Equipped Item
+225 to Accuracy Rating for each Empty Green Socket on any Equipped Item
+40 to maximum Mana for each Empty Blue Socket on any Equipped Item
+18% to all Elemental Resistances for each Empty White Socket on any Equipped Item
Geomancy offered a safer way to use the Tears...
but the Maji rejected that temptation as well.
PragmatismPragmatism
Colosseum Plate
Armour: (883-1295)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 49, 134 Str+12 to Level of Socketed Skill Gems
(80-120)% increased Armour
+(60-100) to maximum Mana
-2 to level of Socketed Skill Gems per Socketed Gem
The Maji were forbidden from touching virtue gems...
so their practical warriors employed geomancy instead.
+12 to Level of Socketed Skill Gems
(80-120)% increased Armour
+(60-100) to maximum Mana
-2 to level of Socketed Skill Gems per Socketed Gem
The Maji were forbidden from touching virtue gems...
so their practical warriors employed geomancy instead.
Prismatic EclipsePrismatic Eclipse
Twilight Blade
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (90-100) to (157-166)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 53, 91 Str, 91 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage while Dual Wielding
Adds (60-70) to (71-80) Physical Damage
25% increased Global Physical Damage with Weapons per Red Socket
12% increased Global Attack Speed per Green Socket
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Blue Socket
+0.2 metres to Melee Strike Range per White Socket
"A raging Solaris seared and contorted the orb's surface.
A despairing Lunaris filled the scars with her tears.
Yet Viridi remained, trapped within, forever more."
- Azmerian Creation Myth
40% increased Global Accuracy Rating+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage while Dual Wielding
Adds (60-70) to (71-80) Physical Damage
25% increased Global Physical Damage with Weapons per Red Socket
12% increased Global Attack Speed per Green Socket
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Blue Socket
+0.2 metres to Melee Strike Range per White Socket
"A raging Solaris seared and contorted the orb's surface.
A despairing Lunaris filled the scars with her tears.
Yet Viridi remained, trapped within, forever more."
- Azmerian Creation Myth
Darkray VectorsDarkray Vectors
Dragonscale Boots
Armour: (169-236)
Evasion: (169-236)
Requires Level 65, 62 Str, 62 Dex(40-70)% increased Armour and Evasion
10% increased Evasion Rating per Frenzy Charge
+(20-40)% to Lightning Resistance
5% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
+1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
40% reduced Frenzy Charge Duration
25% reduced Light Radius
"Sirrius flew on wings of light, faster than wind, faster
than thought. But try as he might to outrun the darkness,
it was there, at every turn, waiting for him."
- Azmerian legend
(40-70)% increased Armour and Evasion
10% increased Evasion Rating per Frenzy Charge
+(20-40)% to Lightning Resistance
5% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
+1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
40% reduced Frenzy Charge Duration
25% reduced Light Radius
"Sirrius flew on wings of light, faster than wind, faster
than thought. But try as he might to outrun the darkness,
it was there, at every turn, waiting for him."
- Azmerian legend
Ahn's HeritageAhn's Heritage
Colossal Tower Shield
Chance to Block: 29%
Armour: (783-1202)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 67, 159 Str+(10-20) to maximum Life(50-100)% increased Armour
+(60-80) to maximum Life
-1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
-10% to maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
+6% Chance to Block
+2% to all maximum Resistances while you have no Endurance Charges
You have Onslaught while at maximum Endurance Charges
"It's not Karui, Azmeri or even Vaal in origin,
but one thing is certain. It is very, very old."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 46
+(10-20) to maximum Life(50-100)% increased Armour
+(60-80) to maximum Life
-1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
-10% to maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
+6% Chance to Block
+2% to all maximum Resistances while you have no Endurance Charges
You have Onslaught while at maximum Endurance Charges
"It's not Karui, Azmeri or even Vaal in origin,
but one thing is certain. It is very, very old."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 46
Forbidden ShakoForbidden Shako
Great Crown
Armour: (143-161)
Energy Shield: (29-33)
Requires Level 68, 59 Str, 59 IntSocketed Gems are Supported by Level (1-10) <random Support Gem>
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level (25-35) <random Support Gem>
+(25-30) to all Attributes
The Azmeri must never touch the Tears of Maji, lest Viridi weep.
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level (1-10) <random Support Gem>
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level (25-35) <random Support Gem>
+(25-30) to all Attributes
The Azmeri must never touch the Tears of Maji, lest Viridi weep.
Replica Forbidden ShakoReplica Forbidden Shako
Great Crown
Armour: (143-161)
Energy Shield: (29-33)
Requires Level 68, 59 Str, 59 IntSocketed Gems are Supported by Level (1-10) <random Support Gem>
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level (25-35) <random Support Gem>
+(25-30) to all Attributes
"I believed I understood Prototype #112 quite fully, until a test subject with Azmeri ancestry donned it. I will be haunted by the results for the rest of my life."
- Researcher Graven
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level (1-10) <random Support Gem>
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level (25-35) <random Support Gem>
+(25-30) to all Attributes
"I believed I understood Prototype #112 quite fully, until a test subject with Azmeri ancestry donned it. I will be haunted by the results for the rest of my life."
- Researcher Graven
Viridi's VeilViridi's Veil
Praetor Crown
Armour: (354-481)
Energy Shield: (112-150)
Requires Level 68, 62 Str, 91 Int+(1-2) to Level of Socketed Gems
(120-160)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(15-25)% to all Elemental Resistances
Damage of Enemies Hitting you is Unlucky while you have a Magic Ring Equipped
You are Hexproof if you have a Magic Ring in right slot
Take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes if you have a Magic Ring in left slot
"Her sisters eternally fought for that shining apex in the skies, but Viridi instead found strength in humility."
- Azmerian Creation Myth
+(1-2) to Level of Socketed Gems
(120-160)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(15-25)% to all Elemental Resistances
Damage of Enemies Hitting you is Unlucky while you have a Magic Ring Equipped
You are Hexproof if you have a Magic Ring in right slot
Take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes if you have a Magic Ring in left slot
"Her sisters eternally fought for that shining apex in the skies, but Viridi instead found strength in humility."
- Azmerian Creation Myth

See also

  • Viridi's FingerViridi's Finger"It supposedly causes enormous plants to grow from almost any soil. The myth claims we
    need to sacrifice a baby to make it function, but that's a bit grotesque, even for me."
  • Harvest league
  • Affliction league

Notes

  1. IcetombIcetomb
    Latticed Ringmail
    Armour: (518-644)
    Energy Shield: (108-135)
    Movement Speed: -5%
    Requires Level 39, 59 Str, 59 Int+(30-40) to Strength
    +(30-40) to Intelligence
    (140-160)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    +(50-75)% to Cold Resistance
    Cannot be Chilled
    20% chance to Freeze Enemies for 1 second when they Hit you
    When Solaris closes his burning eye
    At the end of time,
    the world will perish in ice.
  2. Prismatic EclipsePrismatic Eclipse
    Twilight Blade
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: (90-100) to (157-166)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 53, 91 Str, 91 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage while Dual Wielding
    Adds (60-70) to (71-80) Physical Damage
    25% increased Global Physical Damage with Weapons per Red Socket
    12% increased Global Attack Speed per Green Socket
    0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Blue Socket
    +0.2 metres to Melee Strike Range per White Socket
    "A raging Solaris seared and contorted the orb's surface.
    A despairing Lunaris filled the scars with her tears.
    Yet Viridi remained, trapped within, forever more."
    - Azmerian Creation Myth
  3. Eramir, "The Azmeri"
  4. Order of the Djinn, "Rusted Elder ScarabRusted Elder ScarabStack Size: 10Adds Elder Influence outcome to Map Area
    30% more Rare Elder Items found in Area
    Your visions led the Azmeri down into a world left abandoned by the Vaal.
    They cast you out, young Egrin, but the Order of the Djinn accepts you.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.
    "

References

  1. The Warden of Eaves, "The Maji"
  2. The Warden of Eaves, "Virtue Gems"
  3. Maata, "The Vaal"
  4. Natalia_GGG (Nov 11, 2020). "Path of Exile Lore: Questions and Answers Part One". Official Path of Exile Website. Retrieved December 24, 2023.