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Earth elemental
An earth elemental

Plodding creatures comprised of rock, earth, or crystal, earth elementals are strong but slow creatures native to the Elemental Plane of Earth.[citation needed]


Elsharon, an earth elemental that resembles a humanoid.

Earth elementals are creatures made of the very substance of the Plane of Earth, and can be comprised of solid stone, shimmering crystal, or plain dirt. The only universal feature of earth elementals is their eyes, which are always made of some variety of beautiful and often at least semi-precious gemstone. Like other elementals they come in a variety of forms often imitating life forms of the Universe. Some resemble primitive, barely carved statues of whatever creature's form they have taken. Larger elementals almost universally take on a humanoid form.1[citation needed]

Habitat and ecology

Earth elementals live on the Elemental Plane of Earth, which they share with jabali2 genies, crystal dragons, and a host of other elemental creatures.[citation needed]

Little is known of what earth elementals do on their home plane. Unlike most of the plane's other inhabitants, they avoid the labyrinthine cavern system that winds throughout the plane in favor of staying in the deep earth. They interact with the plane's other inhabitants only when jabalis or others attempt to mine a valuable vein of ore or crystal in which the elementals live, and such encounters rarely end peacefully.3

When earth elementals do end up in the Universe, usually through summoning, they tend to congregate in the depths of the earth and are more likely to be encountered in the Darklands than the surface of Golarion.1[citation needed]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 122–123. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. Paizo referred to jabalis as shaitan until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 2.
  3. Amber Stewart. “The Inner Sphere” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 17. Paizo Inc., 2009