Manna is the vital essence of all things. It is what moves and powers the people of Amsteil. Note that manna is not a trivial resource available only to those who have “learned to use it” for the sake of magic. While casting a spell uses up manna in the body, so too does lifting a wheelbarrow, climbing a ladder, cooking a meal. Manna is bodily energy, and magic is just another way of using it. However, magic typically seeks to use much more manna at one time than most day-to-day activities, and as such it can quickly fatigue the body. Though manna is a raw energy inside the body it can be refined. The most common methods of refining manna are where we find several iconic images within spellcasting. Wands, incantations, ceremonies, staffs – all these things and more help to refine one’s manna to make the casting of a spell less draining.