The intro movie says:
"The world of elemental is devestated. Broken by a war of magic."
"Scattered across the desolation are channelers,"
"Beings capable of accessing the shards and the magic they contain"
"this ability has made them mighty sovereigns, of the kingdoms"
"and empires, who seek to spread their dominion across the world"
"the world however will not be conquered easily,"
"The Cataclysm has awakened ancient powers who claim vast wildlands"
"across the world"
"before the channellers can conquer each"
"other they must first conquer the land itself"
Each break is a different scene.