I have fleshed out some of the information in the wiki for Primals and Beast tribes. However there is still a lot of information and lore missing (and possibly some errors).
If you have any information to share or wish to speculate, please do. I am interested in people's theories on primals and stuff.
There have been 6-9 primals mentioned in interviews with Yoshi, 6 to match each prime element (Ifrit, Titan, Garuda, Leviathan, Ramuh, Shiva), plus a roaming primal (Odin) and possibly a light and dark primal (not sure if they have a beast tribe). There is also talk of Evil Moogle Primal (hence the moogle weapon conept art).
There is a division between primal summons and normal summons (example given = a summoner class can't summon Ifrit, but it can summon Carbuncle). Also supposedly a free company will have the power to summon a Primal.
As far as beast tribes go, 5 can be speculatively matched with Primals. There are no Ice beastmen (Imps don't count as they are voidkin), so there is no tribe for Shiva, which suggests expansions into icy realms. Also Goblins and Qiqirn don't have any primals associated with them, unless they get the Light and Dark (Goblins = Fire = Astral Element & Qiqirn = Earth = Umbral element).
What are your thoughts, ideas and wishes for primals and summons?
Edited, Nov 4th 2011 1:28am by Magnesium02