The descriptions of what each dot of Nature encompasses seem contradictory or nonsensical in places. I'd appreciate clarification.
From Changeling: the Dreaming, Second Edition, pg. 188:
· Raw Material: Unliving, organic matter (rope, paper, stone, etc.). If it's inorganic (steel, etc.), it is not of this realm.
·· Verdant Forest: Living, organic plant material. (Not animals).
··· Feral Animal: Living, nonsentient animals. (Self-aware animals are governed under Actor.)
···· Natural Phenomena: Natural occurrences: weather, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc.
····· Base Element: Governs natural (carbon based) elements, or the traditional four: fire, water, earth, and air.
Raw Material says it includes stone, but doesn't include inorganic things. Stone is inorganic.
How should this Realm be interpreted for stone? By the basic definitions, it seems like it fits in Base Element because it is inorganic. Was including stone as an example in Raw Material an author's mistake, or an intentional exception to "organic" rule?
For Base Element, I don't even know what "carbon based" elements are supposed to be. A chemical element isn't based on anything. That's why it's an element.
Should "carbon based" simply be ignored? Is there an explanation for how this works that I'm missing? I only have high school levels of science education, but that ought to be enough for a CtD game.