Since the creation of the Great Clockwork, those most powerful souls often suspected of being deeply connected to that very creation have stood apart from the rest, commanding magic and a connection to the Great Clockwork few other souls can match.
The Elements and their KeepersEvery now and then, an unusually powerful soul will emerge into the world, seemingly out of nowhere. However, these ten souls rarely arrive among mankind unexpected: The Five Keepers and their elements. Each element that is connected directly to the magic of the Great Clockwork attributes this connection to a grand and powerful Ur-Soul that permeates the world. These souls are the Soul of Water, the Soul of Fire, the Soul of Lightning, the Soul of Earth, and the Soul of Wind. They are ever-present, and those who have tuned their own souls to become sensitive to one of the elements, can harness the incredible power of these Ur-souls, bringing forth the most basic yet nonetheless powerful form of magic: Elemental magic.
Schools of Elemental Magic
Of the various types of magic on Aqualon, elemental magic is the easiest to attain and the most prolific kind across the globe. There are five sub-types of elemental magic: Water, Fire, Lightning, Earth, and Wind, each with its own schools. ~ 721 Words
Two Souls, One ElementEach incarnation of Aqualon has its own mythology on the relationship between a Keeper and their element. Some say it is the relationship of two lovers, others that they are two halves of a whole. When a Keeper performs elemental magic, it is called "Keeper Magic", and outranks ordinary magic of the same element. Normally, a water magus could never hope to use water magic against a Keeper of Water, no matter how powerful they may be. This is because where the magus would channel ever more magic through his own soul to bend the Ur-Soul of Water to their will, the Keeper of Water would speak a prayer and the Ur-Soul of Water would listen.
Mightier than mages, only five Keepers ever exist at a time, each exerting total dominion over one of the five magical elements.
The Keeper Weapons
- Aalandra, the Water
- Saramaganta, the Fire
- Ankerias, the Lightning
- Kaplumbağa, the Earth
- Orzelgryf, the Wind