Genies are a type of spirit that live in the remote areas of the Arabian deserts. They are rightfully wary of humans, particularly those in magical robes. Like other fairies and elves, there's very little one can offer them that they need or want, apart from their occasional freedom. Therefore, the most likely time you'll meet a genie is when you come across one that has been imprisoned in a lamp, bottle or chamber pot. After a few thousand years of imprisonment, a genie will be likely to be grouchy when he gets out. Should one attempt to imprison one, he will be furious about his imprisonment, so special care should be taken when releasing him.