Earth Spirit/Lore

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Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Kaolin, the Earth Spirit
Deep amid the Upland crags and cliffs there runs a seam of sacred jade long foresworn by highland miners. From this rare material, the likeness of the great general Kaolin was carved and buried at the head of a stone funerary army ten thousand strong--a force of soldiers and holy men, jesters and acrobats, carved by craftsmen and entombed for millennia in the dark embrace of the Earth. What the craftsmen had not known was that within the strange seam of jade flowed the spirit of the Earth itself--an elemental force at one with the planet. When the force within the carved jade found itself cut off from the life's blood of the world, it gathered its strength over the course of a thousand years and dug itself free and into the light. Now the great Kaolin Earth Spirit strides the Upland roads, fighting for the spirit of the Earth; and in times of need calls forth remnants of his buried army still locked in the loving embrace of the soil.
Earth Spirit
Associated with
Heroes:Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit
Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit
Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster
Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke
  • Kaolin believes in a "great cycle" of life, symbolized by a wheel, referring to reincarnation.[3]


  • Kaolin calls Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet "his prophet", and claims to know Tiny minimap icon.png Tiny's true nature. [4][5]
  • Kaolin worships, or embodies an unknown goddess.[6]
  • Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke states that Kaolin is a puppet handled by an unknown master.[7]
    • Because of these factors, Kaolin may well be the reincarnation of the goddess Verodicia.


Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Earth Spirit

  • Play Ember Spirit minimap icon.png r Stone and soil beckon, Earth Spirit.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Just stay away from me, Kaolin.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Don't talk to me and we won't have any problems, Earth Spirit.
  • Play Wraith King minimap icon.png r I welcome the Spirit of Earth, though I'll not be buried in it.

Enemies meeting Earth Spirit

Enemies killing Earth Spirit

  • Play Brewmaster minimap icon.png You rejoin the spirit plane.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You should've stayed in the ground Kaolin.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png Spirited Away.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png Your spirit fades.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png The spirit fails.
  • Play Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Face oblivion, Spirit.
  • Play Wraith King minimap icon.png Your spirit was too lowly to stand before a king.

Enemies dying to Earth Spirit

  • Play Brewmaster minimap icon.png The mountains shall wail my name.


  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r A hero may grow older, until he meets one boulder.


  1. Brewmaster response: Play Our ancestors welcome you home, cousin.
  2. Brewmaster response: Play
  3. Earth Spirit response: Play Life is a wheel with many revolutions.
  4. Earth Spirit response: Play Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png My greatest prophet, I had to put you down.
  5. Earth Spirit response: Play Tiny minimap icon.png r Tiny, when this battle ends, I will tell you of your true nature.
  6. Jade Reckoning description.
  7. Grimstroke response: Play Look what happens to a puppet when you cut the strings.
  8. Grimstroke response: Play Stay away from me, Kaolin!