Land of the Elements
The Elemental Rule
From nothing Air was created and so it frees those who wield it. Bending light, lifting them and allowing them perceive that which they could not. Above all other does Air stand.
From the blood of the gods was earth created, and so it protects and strengthens those who wield it. Earth holds water in place but by nature is earth moved.
From the thought of the gods did Water flow, and so it allows those who wield it to affect the minds of others and change the world as water itself can be changed. Water extinguishes the deadly Fire but by Earth is water held in place.
From the emotion of the gods was Fire created. It grants power over heat, light and the other energies of the world to those brave enough to wield it. Fire burns all of Nature but by water is it extinguished.
From the hearts of the gods was Nature created. It binds all living things are bound as one giving those who can use Nature power over life itself. Nature can move earth but is burned by Fire. Nature is the force that can move nature but by Fire can all of it be burned.
And a Time came that these elements were not enough. Carrath unleashed his foul tainted minions upon Solestra. These creatures also used the elements and though some could be dealt with the dreaded demons had no weakness. The gods came together. A new element was needed. One that was had the strength of the other elements. From Earth was Metal born. With Fire and Air was Metal heated. With water was Metal made strong. And with Nature Metal would be wielded.
In Solestra everyone is bound to one particular Element (Except Darkones but that is explained in their section.) This element defines many things about a person. In addition to the following attributes listed all Elements have control over their various Elements. Although this control is limited to a range of touch.
Air: The First True Element, The Divided Element. Created by the Sun and Moon.
Attributes: Speed and Perception
Solestrans of air are rare come in 2 types, the Sun born and the Moon born. Those of the sun are more adept of illusion magic and are clever, crafty and value power. Those of the moon are more attuned with perception and are flighty, aloof and free spirited.
Earth: The Element of the Body. Created by the Earth and Death.
Attributes: Protection and strength.
Solestrans of Earth are the most common. They are stubborn but hard working and durable people. They value family and are protective of those they care for.
Water: The Element of the Mind. Created by Fate and Storms.
Attributes: Transmogrification and healing.
Solestrans of Water are rare. They are strong willed but embrace change and are very intuitive.
Fire: The Element of Passion
Attributes: Control Over Energy.
Solestrans of fire are common. People gifted with fire are a passionate people quick to anger but with great happiness and love, The are also very creative and intelligent.
Nature: The Element of Life
Attributes: Control over that which was once and is still alive.
Solestrans of nature are rarest. People gifted with Nature are empathetic with people and animals, even to a fault, they are good moderators often looking from all sides of a situation.
Metal: The Forged Element
Attributes: Enhanced skills and ability to craft magical items.
Solestrans of metal are common. People of metal are truly diverse in how they act but all are gifted with the ability to create. This could be anything, art, buildings, weapons etc.