Why are the five abilities called WaterEarthWoodMetal and Fire?

They are named for the five elements of Chineese philosophy.  Suryu's four abilities are named for the four Western elements.  (Suryu is a magical tradition made up by Krister Sundelin.)  This despite the culture in which it developed being of East Asian origin.  So I decided to reverse this relationship.

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