Anchor worlds occur when a celestial body in Realspace aligns exactly with a counterparty in Hyperspace. When this occurs, the background ECF of the planet and the space around it raises significantly. There is also a chance of ‘cross contamination’ between both universes, allowing for better production of anomalies of any kind.
Solar systems that house anchor planets are considered anchors themselves, due to the star also aligning to one in Hyperspace. It is sparsely noted that some anchor stars have formed small rings or bands of mana dust, which include trace amounts of Lusnium. Gathering this while the star is still alive is nearly impossible due to heat.
Despite being noted as anchor ‘planets’, any celestial body may become an anchor if it follows the above criteria. Most anchor planets have the same mass and density as their counterpart.
Psions find it easier to use their abilities on these worlds, because of the raised local anomaly. This makes them ideal for practicing one’s talents, but does not make one inherently more powerful off-world, only faster and more prepared.