Warhammer 40k

Imperial Hierarchy

Other Imperial Organisations

  • Inquisition - Secret police and internal affairs organisation; they are responsible for investigating any potential threat to mankind or the Imperium. Its agents hunt down heretics, traitors, alien infiltrators, and even daemons. They necessarily exist beyond the Adeptus Terra, as part of the Inquisition's role involves rooting out corruption and gross incompetence from the Imperium itself. They answer only to the Emperor and to themselves.

  • Adeptus Ministorum - The Imperial church which maintains the Imperial creed and faith.

Imperial Military Forces

  • Imperial Guard- The Equivalent of the army of the Imperium of Man, there prevailing strategy is to reenact World War One

  • Imperial Navy-As In the name, the imperial navy functions as the imperium military organization that controls the Ships

  • Space Marines (includes the Grey Knights and Deathwatch)-The Space Marines Are the most elite fighting force in the imperium of man, their history and origin dates back to the founding of the imperium itself.

  • Skitarii- The Largest Military Force of the Adeptus Mechanicus

  • Sisters of Battle-Female Space Marines sworn to the Adeptus Ministorum.

  • Adeptus Custodes-Guardians of the Emperor's physical form.

  • Adeptus Arbites-Galactic police force which enforces the "Lex Imperia" - the Imperial law.

  • Officio Assassinorum-The most covert of all the known Imperial divisions, the assassins are responsible for removing key leaders of an enemy.

Articles of Note

Adeptus Terra

  • The Administratum - Responsible for administrative functions, it is the largest division, numbering countless scribes and petty officials. It administers the Imperium at every level, assessing tithes and taxes, conducting population censuses, recording and planning. It consists of innumerable subdivisions, offices and departments.

  • Departmento Munitorum - A department of the Administration, responsible for administering and supplying the Imperial Guard.

  • Adeptus Astra Telepathica - The Imperium's network of astropaths, responsible for transmitting faster-than-light messages through the Imperium.

  • Adeptus Astronomica - Responsible for maintaining the Astronomican, which is used by the Navigators to navigate through the Warp.

  • Navis Nobilite - Navigators who pilot Imperial vessels through the Warp.

  • Adeptus Mechanicus - Technicians and scientists who build and maintain Imperial equipment, vessels, and weapons of war.

  • Adeptus Custodes - Guardians of the Emperor's physical form.

  • Adeptus Arbites - Galactic police force which enforces the "Lex Imperia" - the Imperial law.

  • Officio Assassinorum - The most covert of all the known Imperial divisions, the assassins are responsible for removing key leaders of an enemy.

  • Imperial Fleet - Responsible for all interstellar travel, this is the logistical branch of the Imperial Navy.