An element is one of twelve types of naturally occurring energy forces found in Valkemare. The elements are organized into three groups, or alignments, consisting of four elements each. A thirteenth "element" exists as a Neutral energy, also known as Balance, which is not aligned with any of the twelve known elements yet at the same time representing all of the elements as one. These elements are the basis behind most types of magic, a force that is powered by mana.
All elements (excluding Balance) are categorized under one of three elemental categories. Each category contains four elements, with one element serving as central to the other three.
Elements of Creation
The elements of Creation include Life, Earth, and Water, and is centered by the Light element. It is figuratively symbolized by the Avatar of Creation, which governs over these powerful forces in nature.
Light is the "neutral" element of Creation. The following dragons are affiliated with the light element:
The earth element is of the ground and rocks, including metals, minerals, and sand. The following dragons are affiliated with the earth element:
The life element is associated with living things. The following dragons are affiliated with the life element:
The element of water is associated with liquid water. The following dragons are affiliated with the water element:
Elements of Destruction
The elements of Destruction include Lightning, Death, and Fire, and is centered by the Dark element. It is figuratively symbolized by the Avatar of Destruction, which governs over these powerful forces in nature.
Dark is the neutral element of destruction. The following dragons are affiliated with the dark element:
|Dark primary dragons|
|Dark secondary dragons|
The lightning element is associated with electricity. The following dragons are affiliated with lightning:
|Lightning primary dragons|
|Lightning secondary dragons|
The element of death is associated with dead and undead things. The following dragons are affiliated with the death element:
|Death primary dragons|
|Death secondary dragons|
The fire element is the elemental representation of heat. The following dragons are affiliated with the fire element:
Elements of Change
Magi is the "neutral" element of change. The following dragons are associated with the magi element:
|Magi primary dragons|
|Magi secondary dragons|
The air element is associated with air and wind. The following dragons are associated with the air element:
The element of time deals with the passage of time. The following dragons are are associated with the time element:
|Time primary dragons|
|Time secondary dragons|
The ice element is associated with ice and its changing physical state. The following dragons are associated with the ice element:
|Ice primary dragons|
|Ice secondary dragons|
The Balance category contains only the Neutral element, which also represents all the other elements combined in a state of balance, much like white light is a combination of all other colors of light.
The following dragons are neutrally aligned:
As well as belonging to different categories, certain elements still have a certain degree of compatibility with one another. Again, Neutral is compatible with all elements, but the other elements are grouped together into four different clusters based on their compatibility. These clusters are as follows:
- Light, Dark and Magi.
- Life, Death and Time.
- Earth, Lightning and Air.
- Water, Fire, and Ice.
A particular affiliation to an element by a certain breed of dragon is termed an elemental affinity. All dragons are known to either show a particular affinity to one of the twelve types or show no specific affinity at all, in which case they are designated as Neutral. Some dragons may possess primary and secondary affinities instead of just one. To search for dragons via their affinities, see the category Elemental Affinity.
Mana is a physical incarnation of the energy and usually is of a specific element, or in some cases Neutral. Mana exists in liquid or crystallized form (most commonly as shards of a crystal), and serves as a power source for casting magic of the respective element. Though raw mana is usually refined before use, most magic creatures such as dragons can make use of such mana as is.
Mana shards of all types were seen during the Snow Warning event. It is the first time the appearance of all mana types has been revealed in-cave.