Madrius Dark Sun
Elementals consist of the four basic elements – earth, wind, fire, water – and four paraelementals – sun, silt, rain, magma.
The elementals are benevolent. They are not “creatures” or personifications. They take no form other than what they are. However, through ritualistic practices and deadly initiations some beings are able to make a pact with the elements. They are often known as Elemental Priests. However, some who make these pacts do not work as champions for their element.
Those who make pacts with the elements gain the ability to harness and control their element, often with certain stipulations. Different elements have natural laws that must be followed, and if the elements are misused the bonds can be broken.