An elementalist must have an ability to utilize magic, either through natural attunement or the use of a focus. They must also be experienced in grounding themselves or items within their element of choice and be able to control that element. Elementalists first learn how to channel their magic, only learning the crafting of runes upon mastery of the channel.
Elementalists frequently begin their careers as apprentices to other elementalists, learning their mentor's skills and specialties. Many apprentices once trained serve in their mentor's role in society, although a few more talented individuals will accept another mentor and begin a new apprenticeship in a different branch of the profession.
Payment & Reimbursement
Payment depends upon the elementalist's chosen specialization and career choices. Some elementalists prefer the life of an adventurer or mercenary, accepting payment for services or selling discovered treasures. Others take on specific roles in society, frequently manufacturing runed items such as cold stones and selling their products.