That's right, it's yet another Ars Magica 2 problem that would have been solved instantly if the developer bothered to have the mod's instruction manual contain actual INSTRUCTIONS instead of just flavor text about light and dark mages.
So, I have a Light Nexus that I built to use with my essence refiner, and now I want it to power the gateway I have between the two towns I've found, but I can't get it to provide power, as the gateway isn't responding to clicks with my Crystal Wrench. So, a few questions...
How close does an essence nexus have to be to the machine it's powering? This one is about 30 blocks away.
Once this is done, how do I connect my two portals? The manual says something about locking portals with keystones, but not how to actually connect them, so I figure I'll just save some time and ask this now.
Also saving time and asking now: my two towns are 300m apart. Will I need Essence Conduits to bridge that space or is the gateway powerful enough to make it on its own?