The elementals, also known as "high feys", were creatures that embodied the collective life spirit of a particular element (such as the fire, the wind, the sea, the soil). They normally shied away from contact with the Daikinis, and showed little evidence of intelligence. They were not able to speak, and their efforts to protect their realms seemed to be merely instinctive. They could reshape the elements and possibly control the weather. Despite her cleverness, her ability to talk, and her apparent regard for humanity, some scholars surmised that Cherlindrea was an elemental.