The Kinds are a race of elementals that dwell on the Western portion of Delantare. The Kinds are divided into three tribes: Fire, Water, and Stone. These tribes are referred to as Fire-Kind, Water-Kind, and Stone-Kind respectively, or "The Kinds" collectively. Each of the Kinds can both manipulate their respective element in the area around them, and project it from their bodies in various ways. Because of the purity and fertility of the region they live in, they have an average lifespan of three hundred years.