While the runic elements are largely similar to the main game, they aren't as well formed or defined in the 1st era. This is due to two facts, one being that Zodo is still trapped in his orb limiting his power, and two being that there was no great nuclear war that resulted in the wide spread genetic mutation that awakened everyone to their runic elements.

Following character name the first step to making a character is to determine your character’s runic element. Runic element is basically a birth sign. All creatures born under the Nor’Ovan sun are born under a runic element. Children often have a different element than their parents.

But runic elements are more than just fancy birth signs. Runic elements determine a lot about your character. Runic elements by their very nature give everyone the ability to use magic. Runic elements determine what type of magic a character could use. Runic elements effect certain races such as dragonians, neo-dragons, and saurians. And runic elements effect your magic power against other creatures of different runic elements. Because of how important runic element is, it is important to understand how they work. This section of the character creation process explains into detail about the runic element system, each elemental sign, and its effects on your character.

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1) What are the Runic Elements

There are a total of 4 different runic elements. They are in a ring of influence with each other. The elements are earth, fire, water, and air. To determine what your character’s runic element is you may simply choose. Below you will see a diagram showing you each element and which elements they are weak and strong against.

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2) Runic Elements Based on Birth

Your runic element can be seen something like a birth sign. In layman's terms, it is your zodiac sign, except this has a far deeper meaning and impact on your life. The month in which you are born affects which runic element you are born under. Therefore, you can use the following to show you which month you are born under.

 Month Element Season
Afteryule Earth Spring
Sulyme Fire Summer
Kyporus Air Autumn
Yavannie Water Winter
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3) Runic Element Affinities

In the First Era, or really any time before the Great Magic War and until several generations after, Runic Elemental influences and attachments were not as strong. For example, even though you might have been born under the element of earth, you might have really only an affinity to nature and not earth itself, or maybe to decay. Even though true elemental magic isn't possible in the First Era, your elemental affinity may play an important role on just how well you can use your rune stone magic, and may give you certain minor elemental manipulations that are connected to your affinity.

Runic Element Affinity Magic Type
Earth stone geomancy
nature floramancy
decay necromancy
Air air aeromancy
sound audiomancy
spirit specramancy
Water liquid aquamancy
depths phobiamancy
desert dehydramancy
Fire flame pyromancy
light photomancy
shadow shadomancy
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4) The Runic Elements

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Submitted by mythus on Fri, 06/17/2022 - 01:14