"As far we can tell, people are not more likely to get the gift that's both metal and skill. Some gifts are more or less likely than others."
"Protection is a category. Element loosely refers to the thing is worked upon by the gift, loosely."
"You mean, on a reproductive level? Not all magical species are natively compatible. When they do have offspring, the child usually has the elemental weakness of both parents, and gifts accessible to either species. They are more likely to have gifts that work differently, but it's rare for it to be drastically different."
"A lot of what magic is known to be able to do is somewhat related to the gifts, I think the main one that isn't there might be space distortion and some forms of altering subtances, specially living substances."
"The eight magical species are: giants, faen, spirits, dragons, sea serpents, phoenixes, unicorns and thunderbirds."
"Companions can be any age when created, most are created as young adults. I know a Giant that made himself a daughter."
The magic apparently has strong opinions about how she should stay this way. Which is mainly about her age, but also some details like how her nails and hair should slow down this nonsense about growing and growing.