A salamander is the elemental of fire, and without them fire cannot exist or be created by any conventional means. Whether in electricity, firelight or the flame of a candle, the salamanders are agents for the transfer of the fires of the subtle world for mankind’s daily use. Unlike other elementals, a salamander is typically seen as a violent and temperamental spirit much like a roaring fire, and yet it can be reduced to a wise and majestic being like how fire is capable of placing others in a trance due to its inherit beauty.
There are many families of salamanders, differentiating in size, appearance, strength, and dignity. Some people have seen them as small sparks of light and ember, but most commonly they are perceived as being lizard-like in shape and about a foot or more in length, which highly resembles the common salamander. However, many salamanders can assume gargantuan lengths and heights which most likely attributes to the amount of flames they have in store within them.
The salamanders are considered the strongest and most powerful of all the elementals. And more often than not, many falsely perceive them as being malevolent due to the fact that they unintentionally cause destructive fires in forests or crops during their journey. However, these incidents are the work of small salamanders which are still young and immature and therefore highly erratic in their behavior.
It has also been said that salamanders (and the other elemental beings) can be mischievous at times. For example, a fiery temper and inharmonious conditions in a person's home can cause these beings to make trouble. They are like children in that they are incapable of fully understanding the results of their actions.