Mercury is the only liquid metal at room temperature. The alchemists thought of it as the First Matter of which all metals are formed. Because of its toxicity the use in most applications is decreasing – except for energy saving lamps.
Hydrargy the monster is the king’s devious advisor. Nobody knows what his plans are and whom he is teaming up with.
Manganese is a trace element neccessary for photosynthesis and certain enzymes. It is mainly used in the steel industry. There are huge supplies of manganese in the deep seas called manganese nodules.
Mang Gang the monster hates two things: odour and disorder. Unfortunately there is a lot of both in the Elemonsters-world. Therefore he is often nervous and irritable.
When cobalt was discovered, people took it for iron bewitched by a goblin. Kobold means goblin in German. It can be found in pigments like the famous cobalt blue.
Cobald the monster is a mysterious little fellow who likes to play pranks on others. When spoken to he doesn’t answer, just looks flabbergasted.