Originally posted by BestCaseSurvival
Do elementals subsist on or trade in the prayers and worship of mortals the way gods do? If not, do they have some other fungible currency that abstracts their economy above the trading of specific favors and boons?
Elementals are diverse enough that I don't think there'd be any singular economy for them. Some of them, like greenmaws, probably lack the sapience for any kind of economy at all, while others, like ifrits and cloud people, likely have their own distinctive systems.