The way the elements work is a cornerstone of the way Prima operates. Therefore a thorough understanding of the elements is absolutely essential to understanding the races, nations, religions, and magic of the world.
The Elemental energies are believed to be the source of all magical power in Prima, whether it is through Divine assistance, Arcane ritual, or purely internalized mental control. Thus all magic flows from those six sources. Thus all magics, regardless of complexity, are rooted in some combination of those fundamental elements.