During the turbulent era known as the Age of Strife, the Sol System and the nearby star systems that had been colonised by Humanity during the Age of Technology were effectively cut off from interstellar travel or communication with each other. 014.M31. Continuous warfare raged across the surface of Terra for 2,500 standard years, beginning in the late 27th Millennium. Its sub-levels dig deep into Terra's holy bedrock, in some places reaching a depth of hundreds of kilometres below the surface. Horusopenly and publicly declared that he would no longer follow the Emperor, believin… You can help Lexicanum by fixing it. During the turbulent era known as the Age of Strife, the 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 … Along the walls of the Throneroom are thousands of outlets connected to the Golden Throne which are inserted with coffins holding a psyker. The Emperor's palace on Terra is the largest and most impregnable defensive structure in the Imperium. Its footings sank deep into the planet's mantle, its towers probed the airless limits of the atmosphere. The Inner Palace is also the seat of the Senatorum Imperialis, the twelve High Lords of Terra, who 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. The Imperial Palace is a vast edifice sprawling across a large part of the Asian continent on Terra, divided into the Inner and Outer Palaces.  Few can withstand to be before the Emperor's presence for very long without being overwhelmed. Two Battle Titans of the Legio Ignatum stand guard at each side of the massive portal, sharing their eternal vigil with the 10,000 members of the Adeptus Custodes. 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 Sanctum Imperialis. , Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion (Novel), https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Sanctum_Imperialis&oldid=433690. Its vaults, corridors, fastnesses, plazas and chambers, The Imperial Palace is the single most important structure in the Imperium. 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 the massive complex at the heart of the Palace built over the ruins of Kathmandu[16a]. Its corridors, chambers, vaults, fastnesses and plazas are so multitudinous that no single record remains to list them all, and the societal sub-nations, clan holdings and techno-urbanic serf tribes that dwell within its walls could populate entire star systems. The levels and byways of the Palace can take a lifetime to learn, and only the Adeptus Custodes know them all. Ancient map depicting the disposition of both Traitor and Loyalist forces around the Horus Heresy-era Imperial Palace during the Siege of Terra in 014.M31. During this long, 5,000-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.".