Manna is an expression of a mage’s force of will and energy that can be used for producing magical effects.
Mechanically speaking, all characters start with a base manna of 10 and a maximum manna pool equal to five times the character’s essence.
Manna may be increased during character creation for a cost of three points each. After character creation, the price increases to five points.
Under normal circumstances, a character may only expend a number of manna equal to the character’s essence at one time without incurring some form of penalty. A character who wishes to expend more than his or her essence in manna at once may do so, but is warned that it will result in negative consequences based on the amount of overage.