Emotions arise when a being has sufficiently complex thought, and thus the heart is an emergent phenomenon of the mind. There are four recognised primary emotions, each of which has a positive and negative aspect.

zigûtic (wood) dread fear caution
qoltic (wind) misery sorrow melancholy
volzdic (fire) anger zeal passion
vohalic (water) complacence contentmentjoy

A heart in balance is said to be happy.

These emotions affect each other as their corresponding substances do:

  • dread blocks melancholy,
  • melancholy evaporates complacence,
  • complacence quenches passion,
  • passion burns dread.
  • caution blocks misery,
  • misery evaporates joy,
  • joy quenches anger,
  • anger burns caution.