Orders of the Elements
LIAM'S NOTE: This is very much a work in progress and subject to change and development! I am making it available as it's got enough info to be a valuable contribution even if it's not finished, and provides context to other publicly available/closer to complete articles or Summer Camp prompts.The Orders of the Elements, as they are formally known, are the followers of the Elemental Gods in Northern Calina. Originally composed of missionaries and monks sent to the Avadian colony of Maganti, they now operate as their own independent bodies dedicated to Elementalism.
Unlike the Elemental hierarchy in Arikanda, the Orders operate as a group of independent temples in Maganti they have a presence in. Each temple is led by a Guide, who guides the brothers and sisters of the order.
Similarly to the Templars in Arikanda, the Orders official agenda is to represent the interests of the Elemental Gods.
Elemental Monks wear a simple uniform consisting of a loose linen shirt with silk pants and a sash. These are coloured in accordance with the colours of their order.
Granted Divine Powers
All monks in the Orders have some degree of divine power granted to them, although this is tied in with manipulation of their own ki energy. It is understood that an Order monk is able to add their god's elemental aspects to their ki powers; for example, Balaran firedancers can perform minor pyrotechnics or augment their strikes with flames, or ignore fire for a short period.