In the USOR system, every character and object is composed of an element. Most living creatures will be element flesh. Humans are considered element flesh as well as pretty much all animals on the planet earth. So, flesh represents an ordinary mundane being. Dainians as a race are very human-like so their default element is flesh. However, some beings in Fragments of Karn or other game settings for that matter, will be composed of different things. Trees and plants will be element plant, and fire elementals will be the element of fire. Your element is used in the game to potentially modify the damage dealt to not only yourself but to opponents and objects as well. For instance, a character or an object who is element ice will take more damage from an attack that is element fire.