The Elemental Shrines are towers in the Badlands that maintain a force field around the Enchanted Kingdom to protect it from invasion. During the events of the game, Kameo must assist the Elf soldiers in preventing their destruction. Two of the shrines were already destroyed by the Trolls before the story begins.
While the shrines protect the Kingdom, it is not known if they also keep it airborne. The defence is not impenetrable, as Thorn attempted to invade it with airships.
There is a shrine for each of the elements. There were five in total.
Kameo saves this shrine by destroying the troll's tanks with Pummel Weed.
Kameo saves this shrine by protecting soldiers while they prepare cannons and lighting the fuses of the cannons with Ash.
The Fire Shrine is located in the volcanic region of the southern Badlands. This shrine must be saved before Kameo can rescue 40 Below.
Kameo protects the shrine by using Major Ruin to push bombs on catapults.