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I am BattleWolf - A warrior-Runr. I have been working with the 9 elements put forth in Runelore by Edred Thorsson. It lays out as:
N - Ice - complete contraction, (frozen energy)
E - Formlessness, (expanding space)
S - Fire - Total Expansion, (excited energy)
W - Water - Stillness, (fluid conformity)
Center - All Potential/Manifestation - (Final Elemental Synthesis)
NE - Salt - Absorptive, (electrolytic and drying)
SE - Iron - Primary Synthesis - (dynamically penetrating)
SW - Venom - Latent Dissolution, (corrosiveness)
NW - Yeast - Organic Development, (dynamic growth)
This has just been a starting point. I have been experimenting with it for years and find it much more dynamic and satisfying in place of the most used 4 elements. Try it out and give me your thoughts on it.
Some of the above are my own interpretations. The book can give further background.
Live Hard Die Well!