Element is built on a plateau, with a radius of around 4km. It has a population of over two million, and room for a million more. It is surrounded by a thick quartz wall and large silicate mines surround the base of the plateau.
The buildings are all enormous, the tallest being the Spire of Creativity in the city centre, standing 2060m high.
The Drayo built the innermost buildings of Element. However, they did not have the manpower to build the whole of the city until the Menzab had been assimilated into their culture. The strong, hardy Menzab were the ones who mined the quartz and built most of the city.