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D&D 5E Elemental princes of Evil....and....

Casimir Liber

Explorer
So obviously we have Ogremoch/Imix/Olhydra/Yan-C-Bin all from 1e Fiend Folio and now in 5e.

Did Cryonax (from Fiend Folio) make it into 5e anyewhere...and were any other para-elemental princes fleshed out...?

(also the elemental grues were cute monsters from 1e MMII that I don't recall being updated....?)

Sorry, have missed out much in between 2e and 4e
 

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Heroes of the Elemental Chaos at the tail end of 4E had a roster of the powerful elemental beings of the multiverse across multiple settings, with the Princes of Elemental Evil being just the tip of the iceberg. A lot of these were introduced in 4E, but the ones noted as being "archomentals" originated in prior editions.

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Cryonax himself was last statted-up in a late 4E magazine entry and in 5E so far has only been mentioned in the context of a magic item in Tomb of Annihilations called the Ring of Winter, where it is rumored to somehow be the key to summoning Cryonax.
 
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GuyBoy

Adventurer
Love it! “Passionate intimacy” is not a character trait one associates immediately with evil air elementals!
 


vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
2e had "Elemental Princes of Good" which were: Ben-Hadar (Water), Chan (Air), Sunnis (Earth) and Zaaman Rul (Fire), but they called both them and the Elemental Princes of Evil, Archomentals.

Werent the Elemental Princes of Good Akadia, Grummbar, Kossuth and Isshtya?
Or they were just elemental lords, but considered divinities?

I cant remember.
 




SkidAce

Legend
Here are my elemental powers....

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So Imix and crew are less powerful than lesser deities?

That's sad for something called Archo-elementals or Primordial Lords.
4E's Cryonax was a beast.

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I also remember reading at least once during 4E that the primordials were initially stronger and required teams of gods to defeat even one of them, but that the primordials had grown weaker following their defeat and imprisonment.
 
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vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
4E's Cryonax was a beast.

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I also remember reading at least once during 4E that the primordials were initially stronger and required teams of gods to defeat even one of them, but that the primordials had grown weaker following their defeat and imprisonment.

Yup, that's like my biggest grippe with PotA: I come from an edition where the Primordial entered slug-fest against Gods, a now I have a CR 18 Yan-C-Bin?

Eck, the elder elementals from MotF a way stronger than those elemental lords.
 


Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Werent the Elemental Princes of Good Akadia, Grummbar, Kossuth and Isshtya?
Or they were just elemental lords, but considered divinities?

I cant remember.

No idea what they were in previous editions, but I don't think Kossuth, Istishia, Grumbar, or Akadi are good anymore. They all seem to be neutral, and Kossuth probably leans evil (there is an evil NPC who worships Kossuth in Tomb of Annihilation).

I believe the status of those four (and Bazim-Gorag) is that they are Elemental Lords, who chose to never fight the gods. They are primordials, but are so powerful they are worshipped as if they are gods by many on the Material Plane.
 

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