Primordials are powerful, elemental beings. Though little direct information is available about them, they are thought to be as old as the gods themselves. Most primordials are thoroughly evil, and have been imprisoned throughout the planes. Were one to escape from its prison, the consequences - especially to the Material Plane - would be devastating. Different primordials are able to exert different amounts of influence from their prisons. Some, such as Hoshotath, are effectively incapacitated. Others, such as Imix, are bound to a single location but awake and able to direct their servants.
Primordials are fundamentally immortal, though it is possible to kill them. Doing so, however, is beyond the ability of most mortals; that they were imprisoned rather than destroyed suggests that even the gods would find it difficult to slay them.
Though the primordials are not gods, they are capable of granting divine spells to their worshipers.
List of known primordials
|Ben-hadar||Prince of Water Creatures||Unaligned||Elemental Plane of Water|
|Chan||Princess of Aerial Creatures||Unaligned||Elemental Plane of Air|
|Cryonax||Prince of Elemental Ice||Neutral Evil||Material Plane|
|Hoshotath||The Flaming Sea||Chaotic Evil||Material Plane|
|Imix||Prince of Elemental Fire||Neutral Evil||Elemental Plane of Fire|
|Prince of Elemental Earth||Neutral Evil||Elemental Plane of Earth|
|Olhydra||Princess of Elemental Water||Chaotic Evil||Elemental Plane of Water|
|Sunnis||Princess of Earth Creatures||Lawful Neutral||Elemental Plane of Earth|
|Yan-C-Bin||Prince of Elemental Air||Neutral Evil||Elemental Plane of Air|
|Zaaman Rul||Prince of Fire Creatures||Neutral Good||Elemental Plane of Fire|