The ADMNISITRATUM is responsible for assessing and levying tithes, distributing Imperial resources, and countles other administrative functions. It is the larges of all the departments of the Adeptus Terra. Its members are for the most part scribes and petty officials, the hereditary slaves of a galaxy-spanning bureaucrazy. The heart of the organisation lies within the Emperor’s palace, a vast complex whose soaring gothic towers cover much of the Earth’s surface, and whose cavernous vaults extend far below ground. The Administratum is probably the most powerful organisation in the entire Imperium. It is divided into many deparments, offices and subordinate organisations. 1



  1. Codex Imperialis, 40k 2nd Edition