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The [[Imperial Bureaucracy]] of the [[Third Imperium]] is the group of governing bodies that administers to the needs of the Imperium and is divided into three parts:
 
The [[Imperial Bureaucracy]] of the [[Third Imperium]] is the group of governing bodies that administers to the needs of the Imperium and is divided into three parts:
# [[Civil Ministry of the Imperium]]  
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# [[Imperial Bureaucracy#Civil Ministries of the Imperium|Civil Ministries of the Imperium]]  
# [[Defense Ministry of the Imperium]]  
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# [[Imperial Bureaucracy#Defense Ministry of the Imperium|Defense Ministry of the Imperium]]  
# [[Offices of the Emperor]]
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# [[Imperial Bureaucracy#Offices of the Emperor|Offices of the Emperor]]
  
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
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=== Bureaucracy Organization ===
 
=== Bureaucracy Organization ===
 
The three primary groupings of the ''Imperial Bureaucracy'' each perform specialized tasks:
 
The three primary groupings of the ''Imperial Bureaucracy'' each perform specialized tasks:
# '''Civil Ministries of the Imperium:'''  ([[Ministries of State and Justice]], [[Ministries of Commerce and Communication]] & [[Ministries of Science and Technology]]: Administrative needs such as justice, commerce, communication, science, etc.)
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# '''Civil Ministries of the Imperium:'''  ([[Ministry of State]] and [[Ministry of Justice]], [[Ministry of Commerce]] and [[Ministry of Information and Communication]] & [[Ministry of Science]] and [[Ministry of Technology]]: Administrative needs such as justice, commerce, communication, science, etc.)
 
# '''Defense Ministry of the Imperium:'''  ([[Ministry of Defense]]: Military needs such as defense of the realm and maintenance of the starways)
 
# '''Defense Ministry of the Imperium:'''  ([[Ministry of Defense]]: Military needs such as defense of the realm and maintenance of the starways)
 
# '''Offices of the Emperor:''' ([[Ministry of the Emperor]]: Needs of the Emperor such as security, ceremonial functions, lodgings, travel, etc.)
 
# '''Offices of the Emperor:''' ([[Ministry of the Emperor]]: Needs of the Emperor such as security, ceremonial functions, lodgings, travel, etc.)
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==== A. State & Justice Ministries ====  
 
==== A. State & Justice Ministries ====  
* A1. [[Ministry of Colonization]]: Selects worlds for colonization and expansion of the Imperium.  
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* A1. [[Ministry of Colonization]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}: Selects worlds for colonization and expansion of the Imperium.  
 
** Imperial [[Colonial Office]] (ICO)
 
** Imperial [[Colonial Office]] (ICO)
** Imperial [[Ministry of Assimilation]]  
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** Imperial [[Ministry of Assimilation]]
** Imperial [[Terraforming Bureau]] AKA Imperial Terraformation Bureau
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* A2. [[Ministry of Justice]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=64}} (MOJ): Exercises authority over violations of Imperial law.  
* A2. [[Ministry of Justice]] (MOJ): Exercises authority over violations of Imperial law.  
 
 
** Imperial Inquisitorial Branch
 
** Imperial Inquisitorial Branch
 
** Imperial Penal System
 
** Imperial Penal System
 
** [[Justice Special Branch]] ([[JSB]])
 
** [[Justice Special Branch]] ([[JSB]])
** Sector Court Branches
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** Sector Court Branches{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=67-68}}
 
** Supreme Court of the Third Imperium
 
** Supreme Court of the Third Imperium
* A3. [[Ministry of Legislation]]: [[Imperial Moot]].
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* A3. [[Imperial Moot]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=72}}
 
** Capital Branch Authority
 
** Capital Branch Authority
 
** Core Sectors Branch Authority
 
** Core Sectors Branch Authority
 
** Frontier Sectors Branch Authority
 
** Frontier Sectors Branch Authority
* A4. [[Ministry of State]]: Maintains diplomatic relations and executive functions.  
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* A4. [[Ministry of State]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=64}}: Maintains diplomatic relations and executive functions.  
** Imperial Board of Policy  
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** Imperial Board of Policy{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=64}}
** Imperial Diplomatic Corps (Foreign Branch)   
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** Imperial Diplomatic Corps (Foreign Branch){{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}  
 
*** Imperial Border Office  
 
*** Imperial Border Office  
** Imperial Diplomatic Corps (Domestic Branch)
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** Imperial Diplomatic Corps (Domestic Branch){{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}
 
*** Imperial Intersectorial Diplomatic Office
 
*** Imperial Intersectorial Diplomatic Office
 
*** [[Imperial Quarantine Agency]]  
 
*** [[Imperial Quarantine Agency]]  
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**** Office of Research  
 
**** Office of Research  
 
**** Office of Training  
 
**** Office of Training  
** Intelligence Division  
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** Intelligence Division{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}
 
*** Imperial Bureau of Investigations
 
*** Imperial Bureau of Investigations
  
 
==== B. Commerce & Communications Ministries ====  
 
==== B. Commerce & Communications Ministries ====  
* B1. [[Ministry of Commerce]]: Responsible for maintaining trade and commerce.
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* B1. [[Ministry of Commerce]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}: Responsible for maintaining trade and commerce.
 
** [[Imperial Customs Authority]]
 
** [[Imperial Customs Authority]]
** [[Imperial Shipping Commission]] ([[ISC]])
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** [[Imperial Shipping Commission]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}} ([[ISC]])
** [[Imperial Surplus Service]] ([[ISS]])
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** [[Imperial Surplus Service]]{{Page cite|name=Central Supply Catelog|page=}} ([[ISS]])
 
** [[Imperial Travel Assistance Bureau]]
 
** [[Imperial Travel Assistance Bureau]]
** [[Starport Authority|Imperial Starport Authority]] ([[SPA]])  
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** [[Starport Authority|Imperial Starport Authority]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=66}} ([[SPA]])  
** [[Trading Standards Bureau]] ([[TSB]])  
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** [[Trading Standards Bureau]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}} ([[TSB]])  
 
*** [[Trade Station]] Commission
 
*** [[Trade Station]] Commission
** [[Imperial Treasury]] (ITY)
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** [[Imperial Treasury]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}} (ITY)
 
*** [[Imperial Bank]]
 
*** [[Imperial Bank]]
*** [[Office of the Mint]] ([[Imperial Currency]])
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*** [[Office of the Mint]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}} ([[Imperial Currency]])
*** [[The Monetary Board of the Treasury|Monetary Board]]  
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*** [[The Monetary Board of the Treasury|Monetary Board]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}
* B2. [[Ministry of Information and Communication]]: Responsible for communications, exploration, records, and education.
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* B2. [[Ministry of Information and Communication]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=66}}: Responsible for communications, exploration, records, and education.
** [[Imperial Archives]]: (Records & History)
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** [[Imperial Archives]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=66}}: (Records & History)
 
** Imperial Border Patrol
 
** Imperial Border Patrol
** [[Imperial Interstellar Scout Service]] ([[IISS]]): (Exploration, [[Astrography]], Intelligence, [[Express Boat Network]], etc.)  
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** [[Imperial Interstellar Scout Service]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=66}} ([[IISS]]): (Exploration, [[Astrography]], Intelligence, [[Express Boat Network]], etc.)  
 
*** Imperial Courier Service  
 
*** Imperial Courier Service  
 
**** Express Office  
 
**** Express Office  
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==== C. Science & Technologies Ministries ====
 
==== C. Science & Technologies Ministries ====
* C1. [[Ministry of Conservation]]: Oversight and preservation of non-renewable resources.  
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* C1. [[Ministry of Conservation]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=66}}: Oversight and preservation of non-renewable resources.  
 
** Department of Endangered Creatures
 
** Department of Endangered Creatures
 
** Department of Proto-sophont Preservation
 
** Department of Proto-sophont Preservation
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** Department of Resource Management
 
** Department of Resource Management
 
** Imperial Office of Interstellar Ecology
 
** Imperial Office of Interstellar Ecology
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** Imperial [[Terraforming Bureau]] AKA Imperial Terraformation Bureau{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=66}}
 
* C2. [[Ministry of Health]]
 
* C2. [[Ministry of Health]]
 
** TBD
 
** TBD
 
* C3. [[Ministry of Science]]: Oversight of scientific research and the establishment of measurement standards within the [[Third Imperium]].
 
* C3. [[Ministry of Science]]: Oversight of scientific research and the establishment of measurement standards within the [[Third Imperium]].
 
** Department of Metempsychosis  
 
** Department of Metempsychosis  
** [[Imperial Ship Builders Association]] ([[ISBA]])
 
 
** [[Ministry of Cloning]]
 
** [[Ministry of Cloning]]
 
** [[Ministry of Genetics]]
 
** [[Ministry of Genetics]]
 
** Imperial Weights & Measures Bureau
 
** Imperial Weights & Measures Bureau
 
** [[Travellers' Naval Architecture Society]] ([[TNAS]])
 
** [[Travellers' Naval Architecture Society]] ([[TNAS]])
* C4. [[Ministry of Technology]]: Oversight of technological advancement and research stations.
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* C4. [[Ministry of Technology]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=66}}: Oversight of technological advancement and research stations.
 
** Imperial Commission on Technological Level Standardization
 
** Imperial Commission on Technological Level Standardization
 
** [[Ministry of Cybernetics]]
 
** [[Ministry of Cybernetics]]
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The Minister, also known as the [[High Imperial Marshal]], is in charge of advising the [[Emperor]] on military affairs, evaluating the general state of the Imperial military, and supervising long-term military planning, research and development. The [[Minister of Defence]] is appointed by the [[Emperor]] and reports directly to him.  
 
The Minister, also known as the [[High Imperial Marshal]], is in charge of advising the [[Emperor]] on military affairs, evaluating the general state of the Imperial military, and supervising long-term military planning, research and development. The [[Minister of Defence]] is appointed by the [[Emperor]] and reports directly to him.  
  
* Imperial [[Defence Ministry of the Imperium|Ministry of Defense]]
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* Imperial [[Defence Ministry of the Imperium|Ministry of Defense]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=63}}
** '''A. [[Imperial High Command]] (Office of Military Command for the [[Unified Forces of the Imperium]]):''' The [[Imperial High Command]], consisting of the [[First Lord of the Admiralty]] and the [[Lord Marshal of the Unified Armies]], report directly to the [[Emperor]]. The role of the [[Imperial High Command]] is to set military policy and perform strategic planning. {{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=63}}
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** '''A. [[Imperial High Command]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=63}} (Office of Military Command for the [[Unified Forces of the Imperium]]):''' The [[Imperial High Command]], consisting of the [[First Lord of the Admiralty]] and the [[Lord Marshal of the Unified Armies]], report directly to the [[Emperor]]. The role of the [[Imperial High Command]] is to set military policy and perform strategic planning. {{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=63}}
 
*** A1. Office of Military Administration
 
*** A1. Office of Military Administration
 
**** [[High Imperial Marshal]] ([[Minister of Defence]]).
 
**** [[High Imperial Marshal]] ([[Minister of Defence]]).
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**** Imperial Surplus Service  
 
**** Imperial Surplus Service  
 
**** Office of Technology Standardization
 
**** Office of Technology Standardization
** '''B. [[Admiralty]] ([[Office of the Navy]]):''' The Naval office of the [[Defence Ministry of the Imperium|Ministry of Defense]], also know as the [[Admiralty]], is in charge of the [[Imperial Navy]]. The [[Office of the Navy|Naval office]] is run by the [[First Lord of the Admiralty]], who sits on the [[Admiralty Board]].
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** '''B. [[Admiralty]] ([[Office of the Navy]]):'''{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=63}} The Naval office of the [[Defence Ministry of the Imperium|Ministry of Defense]], also know as the [[Admiralty]], is in charge of the [[Imperial Navy]]. The [[Office of the Navy|Naval office]] is run by the [[First Lord of the Admiralty]], who sits on the [[Admiralty Board]].
 
*** B1. '''[[Imperial Navy]]'''  
 
*** B1. '''[[Imperial Navy]]'''  
**** '''[[Imperial Marines]]:''' The [[Marshal-Commandant of the Corps]], who commands  the [[Imperial Marines]], is part of the [[Admiralty]]. The Commandant advises the [[Imperial High Command]] and sits on the [[Admiralty Board]].
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**** '''[[Imperial Marines]]:'''{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=63}} The [[Marshal-Commandant of the Corps]], who commands  the [[Imperial Marines]], is part of the [[Admiralty]]. The Commandant advises the [[Imperial High Command]] and sits on the [[Admiralty Board]].
 
*** B2. '''Sector Navies'''
 
*** B2. '''Sector Navies'''
 
**** Forces of the [[Imperial Nobility]] under feudal obligation.
 
**** Forces of the [[Imperial Nobility]] under feudal obligation.
 
** '''C. [[Unified Armies  Command]] ([[Office of the Army]]):''' The [[Lord Marshal of the Unified Armies]] along with the [[General Staff of the Unified Armies]] manages the [[Imperial Army]].  
 
** '''C. [[Unified Armies  Command]] ([[Office of the Army]]):''' The [[Lord Marshal of the Unified Armies]] along with the [[General Staff of the Unified Armies]] manages the [[Imperial Army]].  
*** C1. '''[[Imperial Army]]'''  
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*** C1. '''[[Imperial Army]]'''{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=63}}
 
**** '''[[Ground Force Command]]''' (GFC)
 
**** '''[[Ground Force Command]]''' (GFC)
 
**** '''[[Close Orbit and Airspace Control Command]]''' (COACC)
 
**** '''[[Close Orbit and Airspace Control Command]]''' (COACC)
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These offices are part of the [[Emperor]]'s staff and oversee various aspects of the [[Third Imperium]] that do not belong to the other ministries.  
 
These offices are part of the [[Emperor]]'s staff and oversee various aspects of the [[Third Imperium]] that do not belong to the other ministries.  
  
==== Primary Service Offices ====
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==== Imperial Household ====
* A. [[Office of the Emperor]]: The personal staff to the Emperor and members of the Imperial family.
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* A. [[Office of the Emperor]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=55}}: The personal staff to the Emperor and members of the Imperial family.
 
** [[Office of News & Public Relations]]: The propaganda arm of the Imperial government.
 
** [[Office of News & Public Relations]]: The propaganda arm of the Imperial government.
** [[Reservations Office]]: Manages the Emperor's holdings outside of the Imperial palace.  
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** [[Reservations Office]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=56}}: Manages the Emperor's holdings outside of the Imperial palace.  
* B. [[Office of Security]]: Provides the security to the Emperor, the Imperial family, and the Palace.
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* B. [[Office of Security]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=56}}: Provides the security to the Emperor, the Imperial family, and the Palace.
 
** [[Imperial Bureau of Internal Security]] ([[IBIS]])
 
** [[Imperial Bureau of Internal Security]] ([[IBIS]])
** [[Imperial Guard]]: An elite military force assigned directly to service of the Emperor.
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** [[Imperial Guard]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=55}}: An elite military force assigned directly to service of the Emperor.
* C. [[Office of the Palace]]: The staff who run the [[Imperial Palace]].  
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* C. [[Office of the Palace]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=54-56}}: The staff who run the [[Imperial Palace]].  
* D. [[Office of Personal Transportation]] ([[OPT]]): Manages the spacecraft and other transport systems available to the Emperor and High Nobility.
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* D. [[Office of Personal Transportation]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=56}} ([[OPT]]): Manages the spacecraft and other transport systems available to the Emperor and High Nobility.
  
 
==== Secondary Service Offices ====
 
==== Secondary Service Offices ====
 
* E. [[Office of Chronology & Temporal Periodization]]
 
* E. [[Office of Chronology & Temporal Periodization]]
** [[Office of Calendar Compliance]]: Maintains the uniform use and standards for time and other measurements.
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** [[Office of Calendar Compliance]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}: Maintains the uniform use and standards for time and other measurements.
 
** Office of Interstellar Timekeeping: TBD
 
** Office of Interstellar Timekeeping: TBD
 
* F. Office of Heraldry  
 
* F. Office of Heraldry  
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** Imperial Registry of Non-native Nobility: This office tracks all of the non-Imperial nobles, usually planetary nobility predating Imperial re-contact although [[Imperial Clan]]s are also tracked.
 
** Imperial Registry of Non-native Nobility: This office tracks all of the non-Imperial nobles, usually planetary nobility predating Imperial re-contact although [[Imperial Clan]]s are also tracked.
 
* G. Office of Imperial Concerns
 
* G. Office of Imperial Concerns
** [[Ancients Foundation]]: Concerned with the Imperial knowledge of the [[Ancients]]. Regulates sales and purchase of [[Ancients]] [[artifact]]s. This office coordinates exoarcheaology of known sites.
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** [[Ancients Foundation]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=56}}: Concerned with the Imperial knowledge of the [[Ancients]]. Regulates sales and purchase of [[Ancients]] [[artifact]]s. This office coordinates exoarcheaology of known sites.
 
** [[Precursor Foundation]]: While the [[Ancients]] are the best known [[precursor]] race, evidence exists of contemporaries, other [[precursor]] races with access to advanced or exotic [[technologies]]. This office researches the exploration of sites not believed to involve the Ancients.
 
** [[Precursor Foundation]]: While the [[Ancients]] are the best known [[precursor]] race, evidence exists of contemporaries, other [[precursor]] races with access to advanced or exotic [[technologies]]. This office researches the exploration of sites not believed to involve the Ancients.
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===Closed Offices===
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* [[Office of Standards]]{{Page cite|name=Nobles|page=65}}
  
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==

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The Imperial Bureaucracy of the Third Imperium is the group of governing bodies that administers to the needs of the Imperium and is divided into three parts:

  1. Civil Ministries of the Imperium
  2. Defense Ministry of the Imperium
  3. Offices of the Emperor

Description (Specifications)

The Imperial Bureaucracy is the bones and body of the Third Imperium. While the Emperor, Moot, and the Ministry of Justice form the eyes and mind of the corpus. While those high institutions and leaders legislate and adjudicate in important ways, the day to day running of the Imperium comes from local nobles and bureaucrats who have sworn loyalty and service to the Imperium through its figurehead of the Emperor. In a very practical way, the Imperial Bureaucracy is the most visible part of the culture of the Imperium.

  • A. The largest part are the civil ministries which support the inner workings of the Imperium and are overseen by High nobles.
  • B. The second part is the Ministry of Defense which oversees, and is run by, the Imperial armed forces through appointed nobles and officials.
  • C.The third and smallest part are the various Imperial Offices, which report directly to the Emperor. They serve the Emperor's needs and function as a personal office, cabinet, and advisory.

Bureaucracy Organization

The three primary groupings of the Imperial Bureaucracy each perform specialized tasks:

  1. Civil Ministries of the Imperium: (Ministry of State and Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Information and Communication & Ministry of Science and Ministry of Technology: Administrative needs such as justice, commerce, communication, science, etc.)
  2. Defense Ministry of the Imperium: (Ministry of Defense: Military needs such as defense of the realm and maintenance of the starways)
  3. Offices of the Emperor: (Ministry of the Emperor: Needs of the Emperor such as security, ceremonial functions, lodgings, travel, etc.)

Civil Ministries of the Imperium

The civil ministries are overseen by the Imperial Nobility, it is the duty of the high nobility to serve as the minister and director of each of the ministries within their demense. The civil ministries within the Imperium are:

A. State & Justice Ministries

B. Commerce & Communications Ministries

C. Science & Technologies Ministries

Defence Ministry of the Imperium

The Minister, also known as the High Imperial Marshal, is in charge of advising the Emperor on military affairs, evaluating the general state of the Imperial military, and supervising long-term military planning, research and development. The Minister of Defence is appointed by the Emperor and reports directly to him.

Offices of the Emperor

These offices are part of the Emperor's staff and oversee various aspects of the Third Imperium that do not belong to the other ministries.

Imperial Household

Secondary Service Offices

Closed Offices

History & Background (Dossier)

When Cleon founded the Imperium, there were five primary bureaucratic agencies. Over the years these agencies have grown, split, intermingled, and rejoined. The bureaucracy at any one point in time can be wildly disparate. For instance, the Imperial Quarantine Agency was once a stand-alone branch of the government, but it was subsumed into other parts of the Imperial Bureaucracy when technology changed. The Quarantine's many roles were distributed to the Navy, Scouts, and others.

Bureaucratic Origin

The original bureaucracy of the Third Imperium was based upon the governmental institutions of the Sylean Federation and the corporate structure of Zhunastu Industries. Cleon I cleverly blended the two into a unified institution designed to handle rulership of a people and the direction of a mercantile empire.

  • Later Emperors adapted these bureaucratic structures to the needs of their times. After the First Civil War, Empress Arbellatra decreed that the institutions be given further authority to continue running even when an Emperor might be inept or infirm... Or the Moot might be locked into indecision.
  • In a very real way, the Imperial Bureaucracy is the Third Imperium.

Grand Dukes

Grand Dukes were a part of the prefoundational state of the Third Imperium, the Sylean Federation. They had vast stated power and fiefs in excess of the current ducal title. The title was later stricken from the Nobility Lists. The role that Grand Dukes once played has now been replaced by Archdukes.

Domain System & Archduchies

During the period of the Pacification Campaigns in 76, the Emperor Artemsus subsequently created a new form of Archduke when he initially established the original six nominal Domains of the Imperium, each of which having an Archduke exercising overall control of his/her respective Domain, and acting as an intermediary between the Emperor and the other levels of nobility (except for the Domain of Sylea, where the Emperor himself acted as the titular Archduke). The intended goal of these new Domains and their associated Archdukes was to give each Archduke the responsibility for the prosecution of the "pacification" and integration of new systems into the Third Imperium within the defined boundaries of the given Domain by whatever means were most expedient.

By the late 6th century, the feudal confederation of the Third Imperium had devolved into a state of Civil War under the Emperors of the Flag over what were largely instances of petty ducal and archducal infighting by squabbling dukes. Certain problems were direct antecedent causes of the Civil War of course, but the core issue of preventing the splintering and secession of worlds and regions from the Third Imperium had remained a problem of the Emperors since its founding.

Arbellatrian Reforms

In response to and as a result of the struggles of the Imperial Civil War, the power and authority of the Archdukes within their Domains was gradually diminished by the Empress Arbellatra after the conclusion of the Civil War, at which time the Domain level within the bureaucracy was restructured and became largely bypassed. The titles of Archdukes who had been either deposed for disloyalty or who had died without a clear heir were allowed to become extinct, resulting in a situation after the Civil War in which most of the Domains of the Imperium did not have an appointed Archduke.

Strephonian Reforms

In more recent times, and in order to stave off the perceived gradual fracturing of the Imperium into local regional loyalties, the Emperor Strephon has been once again expanding the role of Archdukes and the Domain level of the Imperial bureaucracy, appointing new Archdukes to previously vacant titles.

Imperial Governance & Long-term Stability

One of the far-reaching goals of several of the Emperors of the Third Imperium has been to explore and achieve aeonic stability, or the establishment of a perpetual system of stability and prosperity, a system that preserves and promotes a peaceful and vigorous civilization without inhibiting it. After studying the eventual failures of the First Imperium and the Second Imperium, it has become apparent that the current model of civilization has its limits and the social constructs of sophontdom rise and fall with frightening regularity. The very existence of the Imperial Bureaucracy is rumored to be part of this program to achieve aeonic stability.

Imperial Longevity Programs

A number of programs have been launched in the over a millennium of the Third Imperium's existence including the following:

  1. Exploration of and experimention with Psychohistory
  2. Deliberate programs of sophont species inclusion and diversity
  3. A program to establish Imperial Cultural Regions and establish diversity and tolerance of thought
  4. A program to establish Imperial Autonomous Regions and greater self rule
  5. Gradual improvements to the Imperial Bureaucracy to create continuity, flexibility, and stability of governance
  6. The rumored existence of a special agent program to expand the reach of the Emperor
  7. A failsafe program to safeguard civilization in the case of an apocalyptic event or a second Long Night

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