A Watchful Eye
A Manse is a structure intended to channel and concentrate the natural wellspring of Essence which can be found in a Demesne. The demesne’s energies are geomantically focused by the manse into the creation of a form of crystallized essence called a Hearthstone and also to power the various features of the structure itself.
Exalts and other essence-users replenish their personal reserves of essence more quickly inside a manse, and to a lesser extent from carrying a hearthstone against their skin. To gain essence from a Manse, an essence-user must be attuned to it. Attunement to a manse requires the permission of its owner.
Manses generally have a particular aspect which indicate to what kind of energy they are aligned. The known aspects are: fire, water, earth, air, fire, solar, lunar, sidereal, abyssal, and infernal. Not all demesnes are suitable to be capped by a particular aspect of manse, and the geomancer planning the structure must be careful to ensure compatibility.