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The Primordials, also known as elemental titans,[1] primordial titans,[3] or simply the titans,[4] were a race of great, ancient elementals that once inhabited the Material Plane.[1]


The Founding

Prior to the arrival of the gods into Exandria, the Primordials claimed the world as their own and dwelt deep beneath its surface. During the Founding, the gods created the first mortals, including the first humanoids and dragons. After this, the Primordials rose from the earth to attack them. During the ensuing struggle, the gods split into the Prime Deities, who wanted to fight the Primordials and protect their creations, and the Betrayer Gods, who wished to join the Primordials and join in the chaos. In the end, the Prime Deities were victorious, and the Betrayer Gods were individually imprisoned or banished while the Primordials were destroyed and scattered to their own planes.[6][7] One such titan, the Molten Titan, was felled by elves at the end of the Founding and was subsequently sealed within and consumed by the earth, forming the Daggerbay Mountains of Tal'Dorei.[8]


The Titanstone Knuckles, one of the Vestiges of Divergence, was forged from the heartstone of an earth titan.[1] During the fourth age, the archlich Vecna raised this same Earth Titan, atop the shoulders of which rested his city of Thar Amphala.[9]

During the Icelost Years, Errevon the Rimelord, an ice titan, lead an invasion of Tal'Dorei before being resealed in the icefell.[10]

The heartstone of a fire titan was attached to Thordak to seal him in the Elemental Plane of Fire.[11]

On a quest to retrieve Grog Strongjaw's soul from Pandemonium, Vox Machina were pursued by and then fought a dust titan known as the Rolling Thunder.[12]



  1. Official art of four elemental titans, by Kent Davis from "Exandria: An Intimate History" (Sx61) at 1:42. Used with permission.

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