Long ago, one of Nathan's ancestors managed to piss off the goddess Anahita. Never a good thing. This particular ancestor was a queen, so the goddess was royally po'd - even worse.
During a brutal time of famine, said queen hoarded her grain instead of sharing with her subjects. Many died. As punishment, the goddess cursed her, and her issue, to serve humanity for eternity.
Voila! The magical wish granting djinna!
This was all rather academic to Nathan, as the curse only affected d'Anahita females.
But ...there is a loophole...
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