A Chancel is the private kingdom of an Imperator. The Nobles' Chancel is their home, and they are charged with its governance and defense, since the Imperator is generally busy with other matters. Chancels are connected to the Earth, but often by strange pathways.
A Chancel can be anything – a fairy-tale kingdom, an undersea grotto, a bizarre world of living computer programs, Detroit, whatever. The players share the design of their Chancel in the process of character creation.
The Chancel plays an important part of the game, as the characters will spend a good deal of their time there and must deal with any problems that arise in it. A Chancel is made the same way as a Noble – an Imperator imbues it with a piece of its soul – so it is critically important to defend it against attacks both subtle and direct.