Elemental Darkness is one of the greater elements, alongside Light. Darkness is the opposite of Light, but the one also cannot exist without the other. The greater elements are considered to be the essence of balance in the universe.
Darkness magic, or shadow magic, can be used to create or deepen shadows, or to obscure vision. At lower levels, shadow magic can be used to make someone hiding in the dark harder to see. At higher levels, it can be used to create shadows in a lit room, or to blind someone.
It is very important to note that darkness is not necessarily associated with evil. Darkness exists within the earth, the source of all life, and can soften the edges of a harsh world.
Shadow elementals appear as flickering shadows, or shadowy figures. They have very differing personalities. The guardian elemental of darkness is a lynx.