How do you hurt an elemental?

From: ian (i.) gorlick (
Date: Fri 17 May 1996 - 23:08:00 EEST

Using Gloranthan physics, is it possible to destroy an elemental with
conventional weapons (swords, mauls, etc.)? Or do you have to use more exotic
weapons like magic or other elements (using fire against a shade, water against
a salamander, etc.)?

An elemental is a mass of some element animated by a spirit of that element. It
is a little hard to see how a conventional weapon could damage that mass or the
spirit, unless the presence of the spirit imposes some order on the mass which
can be disrupted by the impact of a weapon. However I can't remember seeing it
explicitly stated anywhere that conventional weapons were not effective against


Any opinions?


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