Elemental

This is a very isolated race of men who have dedicated themselves to the study of The Elegant Way. Elemental sightings are rare outside their own home world of Quintessa.

‘Balance’ is ‘the all’ to the Elementals. They have 33 different words for it, but at the beginning of The Chronicles of Riddick they seem most interested in the balance of opposites. Some think Elementals to be Atheistic because they calculate rather than worship. Others see them as a benign race only interested in the continuum of man. Presumptions aside, one thing is true: where walk the Elementals chaos often follows.

Elementals are a logical race, deciding their actions on complex calculations rather than on personal opinions or emotion. They are largely a neutral people, apparently unwilling to participate in the conflicts that they view as beneath them, but take action when their calculations show that their intervention is necessary. As to a religious point of view of the elementals don’t believe in any god. Many believe Elementals to be witches and spies but this is most likely due to their neutrality, secrecy, and beliefs.

Commentary

Dame Vaako on Elementals: Elementals are beings who tempt with bold predictions of success or dire warnings of disaster. For most, their counsel does little else but promote false hope and invisible messiahs. And even though they speak of neutrality, I would warn that I have yet to meet an Elemental without an agenda.

Aereon on Elementals: In every conflict, it is the ambassadors of neutrality whose opinions matter most. Such is the way of the Elementals, a race that calculates the balance of the universe and works to preserve that balance by any and all means, though always with a neutral eye. They embody the five elements of the universe – earth, water, fire, aether, and air.

Elemental

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