The external appearances of the Dragons were varied. They were able to take any form they wished, but often appeared as physical embodiments of their elements. The could appear as a swirling form of thunder clouds, or the could appear as a chaotic flaming mass with blazing eyes. The Dragons were even known to take human form on occasion, but almost always to teach someone a lesson in virtue. Their demeanor towards humans could be as incredible as they could be terrible, and should any mortal try to attack them, they would simply tear said mortal apart.
The dragons were born from the primal stuff that existed before the universe was created, born into substance as was all else. Each embodied a concept, and drew its power from the existence of that concept. First among the dragons were those born of the elements: , , , , and . They were the mightiest of all dragonkind, and in their wake followed their siblings , born of the , and , born of the storm and the fire within the hearts of men.
A fire elemental cannot enter water or any other nonflammable liquid. A body of water is an impassible barrier unless the fire elemental can step or jump over it.