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Thoughts on Fleshing out the Plane of Entropy

by Håvard

What is known about Elementals in the Mystaran cosmology?

some interesting tidbits:

Druids can cast Summon Elemental and do not have to concentrate to control the Elemental. They are apparently friendly to the druid. Are elementals considered holy by the druids? Are they seen as a force of nature? IIRC, Ethengar Shamans can also contact elementals, who are viewed by the Shamans to be Spirits?

WotI page 37:
The Immortal Terra was an Immortal. In her mortal life, she fought intruders from other Elemental planes. I seem to recall a mention of the Elemental Wars, but I can't find a reference. Marco Dalmonte places Terra's ascendancy to between BC 100.000 - BC 30.000.

The HWA Trilogy has many references to Elementals:
HWA1 page 23 describes the summoning of Gabbro, an Earth Elemental Cleric.

HWA2 has much more:

Page 46:
*Pumice: A 4-armed Earth Elemental.

Page 49-50:
*Fire-elementals are described as passionate, ill-tempered artists. On the Prime, they take artistic fire-related names.
*Earth Elementals are descibed as sedate of nature. On Mystara, they take names after minerals and the like.

p 55:
* Niccolite: An Earth-Elemental of "Princely Rank"
* Aura Grandiose: Fire Elemental high ranking Artist.
* Romances between elementals of different planes is forbidden and shameful, but theoretically possible.
* The (optional) appearance of a hybrid earth-fire elemental as a result of Niccolite and Aura's romance.

Rules Cyclopedia:
Greater Efreeti are known as Amirs, whereas Greater Djinni are known as Pasha. Someone suggested these to be linked to Arabic and Persian cultures, though I cannot remember which is which?

I havent gotten around to listing the different elemental creatures yet.

Companion, Master and Immortals sets are also resources I need to read up on for this topic.

For Giants and their connections to the Elemental Planes.

List of Elemental Creatures:

Rules Cyclopedia:
Aerial Servant (Haoou)
Cockatrice, Earth Elemental
Djinni, Lesser
Djinni, Greater (Pasha)
Efreeti, Lesser
Efreeti, Greater (Amir)
Elemental, Air (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental, Earth (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental, Fire (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental, Water (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental (On Plane)
Elemental, Ruler
Gorgon, Earth Elemental
Helion
Horde
Hydrax
Invisible Stalker (Sshai)
Kryst
Medusa, Earth Elemental
Phoenix, Lesser
Phoenix, Greater
Plasm, normal
Plasm, Greater
Salamander, Flame
Salamander, Frost
Undine

Creature Catalogue
Desert Ghost
Kal-Muru (Ship's Bane)
Fundamental, Air
Fundamental, Earth
Fundamental, Fire
Fundamental, Water
Water Weird

Rock Man (Not listed as Elemental)
Geonid (Not listed as Elemental)
Sollux/Sun Brother (Native to Prime, but related to Helions and Efreeti)

Mystara Monsterous Compendium
Eolian (Air)
Erdeen (Earth)
Pyrophor (Fire)
Anemo (Air)

Champions of Mystara
Skywyrm (Air)

List of Elementals by Element

Air
Aerial Servant (Haoou)
Djinni, Lesser
Djinni, Greater (Pasha)
Elemental, Air (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental (On Plane)
Elemental, Ruler
Invisible Stalker (Sshai)
Plasm, normal
Plasm, Greater
Kal-Muru (Ship's Bane)
Fundamental, Air
Eolian (Air)
Anemo (Air)
Skywyrm (Air)
Anemo
Salamander, Frost

Earth
Cockatrice, Earth Elemental
Elemental, Earth (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental (On Plane)
Elemental, Ruler
Gorgon, Earth Elemental
Horde
Kryst
Medusa, Earth Elemental
Plasm, normal
Plasm, Greater
Desert Ghost
Fundamental, Earth
Erdeen (Earth)

Fire
Efreeti, Lesser
Efreeti, Greater (Amir)
Elemental, Fire (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental (On Plane)
Elemental, Ruler
Helion
Phoenix, Lesser
Phoenix, Greater
Plasm, normal
Plasm, Greater
Salamander, Flame
Fundamental, Fire
Sollux/Sun Brother (Native to Prime, but related to Helions and Efreeti)
Pyrophor (Fire)

Water
Elemental, Water (Staff, Device, Spell)
Elemental (On Plane)
Elemental, Ruler
Hydrax
Plasm, normal
Plasm, Greater
Undine
Fundamental, Water
Water Weird
Crab, Frost?