The elves of Lorata wrote this poem of the twelve elementals, which they have also taught to the fae and dragons:
“It all began with stone, veined with crystal and metal.
Then on it grew plants of green.
Water flowed to quench its thirst,
And the seas welled up.
Then came the
Wind that blows,
And ice from the water chilled by the wind.
Fire flared to melt the ice.
Lightning flashes in the sky,
And soon thereafter animals began to walk the land.
Shadows fell and gave their shade,
and in illusions there was play.
Intellect came to mind,
To know how to live with it all.”