From air to earth I'm known to you.
A forest, a deer, some sing loud and clear.
The term of rule of king or fool.
The tallest is the shortest.
The tallest can only be the shortest if he/she is the only of its species.
You need me, yet I exist within you, what I'm I?
There are 32 pearls in one box.
32 chess pieces?
clearly, it is a box of pearls. Probably stolen merchandise.