The glorification and horrors of war

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The glorification and horrors of war

The immensity of the Imperial Palace is breathtaking in its magnificence. Towering even taller than the mountain range upon which it is built, it is a monument to the grandiose martial might of humanity. The Imperial Palace is the seat of the Adeptus Terra and the centre of imperial power and administrative authority on Terra.

It spreads across the whole of what used to be the Himalayan Mountains now called the Himalazians of Old Earth and is primarily defended by the Adeptus Custodesalthough Space MarineCollegia Titanicaand Adepta Sororitas forces are also known to protect the massive complex.

Only the members of the Adeptus Custodes and a few select Imperial servants are allowed to pass through the Inner Palace's Eternity Gate and enter the presence of the Emperor of Mankind.

Although billions of people work in the Palace complex, very few people have ever made it inside the Hall of the Golden Throne, among that select number being the Inquisitor Jaq Draco and the resurrected Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Contents History The Imperial Palace on Terra The Emperor of Mankind seated upon the Golden Throne within the heart of the Inner Palace During the turbulent era known as the Age of Strifethe Sol System and the nearby star systems that had been colonised by humanity during the Dark Age of Technology were effectively cut off from interstellar travel or communication with each other due to the massive Warp Storms that swept the galaxy as the Immaterium was roiled by the millennia-long gestation of the Chaos God Slaanesh and the turbulence that marked the decay of the Eldar empire before the Fall.

During this long, 5,year-period of anarchy, fear and violence, Old Earth's once unified planetary government had completely broken down and been divided into dozens of warring states of so-called techno-barbarians.

Continuous warfare raged across the surface of Terra for 2, standard years, beginning in the late 27th Millennium. Little remained of the once sophisticated civilisation of Old Earth's glorious past as the centre of a growing human interstellar civilisation marked by advanced science, high culture and wondrous technologies.

This was a dark period for the people of Old Earth, when they were dominated by brutal rulers and despotic tyrants. It was against this backdrop of oppression, violence and casual brutality that the Emperor of Mankind first revealed himself to the people of Terra.

In secret, he had been planning for this moment in history for millennia, ever since the Age of Strife had fractured what remained of the ancient human interstellar federation.

With his massive army of genetically-enhanced warriorscomprised of the first units of the Imperial Army that would serve as the prototypes for the later development of the Space Marines, the Emperor began his conquest of Terra.

His intent was to reunite the warring nations into a unified planetary government and then use Terra as the springboard from which to begin his reconquest of the galaxy under the aegis of an Imperium of Man dedicated to the Imperial Truth of progress and reason.

Once Unity was finally achieved with the end of the Unification Wars in the late 30th Millennium, the artisan masters of the many rival Masonic Guilds raised the Emperor's Imperial Palace up, block by gilded block, to be a statement of Unity, regal and unequivocal.

The warring tribes and creeds of Terra had been alloyed under one rule, and the Imperial Palace was intended to symbolise that staggering achievement. The Imperial Palace is not so much an edifice as it is a handcrafted landmass.

The artisan masters built it upon Terra's greatest mountain range, the Himalazia Himalayan Mountains, and transformed the monstrous peaks into its bulwarks. It towered above a world laid to waste by centuries of war and perdition, and though that world was being rebuilt, with wondrous cities and architectural marvels blooming in the new age of Unity, nothing could match its magnificence.

For it was beautiful, a euphoric vision of gold and silver. It was said that, when they had finished their task, the artisan masters of the Masonic Guilds set down their tools and wept.

By the time it was completed, it was the largest single man-made structure in known space.

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Its footings sank deep into the planet's mantle, its towers probed the airless limits of the atmosphere. This massive structure is today an interconnected series of continent-wide fortifications comprised of cyclopean and pyramidal structures that extend for several kilometres into the sky and for several dozen kilometres beneath the surface of Terra.

The Palace is said to have 4, chambers in its entirety. Many of these defences were designed and emplaced by the Primarch Rogal Dorn at the time of the Horus Heresy in the early 31st Millennium. The Imperial Palace still possesses the scars of the terrible conflict that raged around it during the Battle of Terra more than 10, standard years ago.

The Imperial Palace is as heavily populated and just as active as any hive city of the Imperium.

The glorification and horrors of war

In fact, it probably has a higher density of population per square mile than most hive cities. Billions of Adepts from all branches of the Adeptus Terra work in the Imperial Palace complex overseeing the affairs of Mankind. The levels and byways of the Palace can take a lifetime to learn, and only the Adeptus Custodes know them all.

From the rails of high balconies are artificial ravines storeys deep, filled with lights and teeming with people.

Some of the great domes in the Precinct, especially the Hegemon, are so vast, they contain their own miniature weather systems. Microclimate clouds drift under painted vaults.

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Rain in the Hegemon is said to be a portent of good fortune. The Outer Palace has become a grim slum inhabited by millions of destitute people who have no employment beyond the few scraps they can squeeze from the tables of the more fortunate Adepts. While the Adeptus Custodes is responsible for the overall security of the Imperial Palace and directly polices the affairs of the Inner Palace, security within the urban zone of the Outer Palace is normally provided by the Adeptus Arbites.

The Arbitrators are particularly concerned with providing security outside the many Imperial governmental office buildings of the Outer Palace where thousands of people queue up every day to seek employment in the Adeptus Administratumeven if only as menial serfs.

Such employment is better than the desperate fight for survival that confronts so many of the men and women who make their homes in the squalid back alleys of the Outer Palace. Arbites shock troops are always on hand to brutally suppress the inevitable queue riots that break out every day as the grim lines of the desperate poor jockey for position.

The Imperial Palace is the very heart of the Administratum, whose countless bureaucratic Adepts labour anonymously in its massive archives, some stretching many kilometres beneath the surface, to keep the galaxy-spanning empire of Mankind running smoothly in the name of the God-Emperor.

Without these Adepts, the administrative machinery of the Imperium would grind to a halt, all access to the records of the past and the lines of transmission for decisions about the future cut off from the million worlds of humanity.

The Inner Palace is also the seat of the Senatorum Imperialisthe twelve High Lords of Terrawho are charged with divining the Emperor's will and ruling the Imperium in his name, their decisions implemented by the Adepts of the Administratum and all the other organs of Imperial government.

These twelve men and women, often drawn from the highest nobility of the human-ruled galaxy, are the single most powerful individuals in the Imperium.Losing the War.

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