+++Report from The Ecclesiarch, Temple of the Savior Emperor, of the Adeptus Ministorum+++
+++ Mayna 28-5 :025.M31+++
+++Report Subject: The Imperium at Present+++
+++Classification: High Lords of Terra+++
Greetings, Fellow Lords,
The Imperium of Mankind is at its most vulnerable and exposed as of now. Her citizens, the lifeblood of the Imperium, are isolated and fraught with despair. They are without direction or hope, like lost lambs in the midst of jackals. Without the guiding Light of He Who Sits on the Throne, more will walk down that dark path.
The Traitor Legions have been hounded to the Eye of Terror… for the moment. Yet their misguided and blasphemous servants continue to spread disorder and terror across Segmentum Obscurus. Loyal worlds burn.
Consolidation of our Empire is a priority, make no mistake of my words. But what is needed, now more than ever, is a show of force. Those loyal servants who have not fallen to the predations of Chaos must have reassurance that together, we stand strong. More so, we must have a unifying force to bind the disparate worlds of Man into a single entity.
To this end, I, Julius Krastus, invoking the power vested in me by the Order of the Temple of the Savior Emperor of the Ministorum, second only to Him on Earth, call for a Crusade of Faith.
Now, I know that some of you (I will not stoop low enough to give names) may dismiss this calling as drivel. Heed my words, fellow High Lords, for it may yet save us all from the precipice which we stand upon.
The Imperial Cult has spread throughout Segmentum Solar, and with great leaps and bounds. Even as I speak, more Ministorum Preachers and Missionaries seek to push these boundaries ever greater. Those that hear the Words of the Lectitio Divinitatus are filled with a fire that never dies. It is my genuine belief, and it is indeed belief of the Divine, that Faith in the Emperor shall overcome our greatest of trials in an uncaring and cold universe.
This Crusade of Faith shall seek to achieve two monumental tasks: The rebuilding and reinforcement of Segmentum Solar, and the reunification of Segmentum Obscurus.
I find myself in agreement with the Lord General of the Astra Militarum to the importance of the latter: re-taking the Segmentum, or at the very least taking and securing the core worlds, should be our first priority. In addition to the vital Forge Worlds and military infrastructure, we should focus on building upon these planets, both physically and spiritually. Seeing the construction of Shrines to our Glorious Emperor is paramount to bringing the peoples back into the embrace of the Imperium at large. For this purpose, I have approved of several Cardinals’ proposals to send forces in the form of missionaries, materials, and our own volunteer militias to aid in these efforts.
I have also submitted a rough outline of a plan of attack to begin the reclamation of the Segmentum, using those worlds which have yet to succumb to the accursed slaves to Chaos. As of now, they are lone islands of resolution in a vast storm of treachery and anarchy. By focusing our military efforts to link these planets together, we shall in turn strengthen the Crusade, filling the ranks with eager, zealous recruits. Thus, we shall strike back at the accursed traitors and purge their like from the stars. The outline remains as such to allow for a better coordination with the Astra Militarum and the Imperial Navy and their own ideas and input.
The second part of the Crusade is aimed at our own Solar. Whilst we have secured this region of space, there is still much work to be done. The core of the Imperium is still very much vulnerable to the Threat from Without, as well as Within. Though my Cardinals and their servants are hard at work at keeping the Faith amongst the citizens, tremendous effort and time must be spent to accentuate their devotion. Shrines to the Emperor must be built, and the people’s Faith must be realized. This plan is much more solidified, as my agents and missionaries have presented to me the best course of action. With your approvals, Fellow High Lords, Segmentum Solar shall prosper, and set an example to the rest of the Imperium. Their creed shall be as follows: Strength Through Unity; Unity Through Faith.
Not only will we use our growing powers of Faith to cut at the heart of Treachery, we may use it as a Guiding Light, to shine upon the darkness, and root out sedition within our own ranks, further strengthening it from the excising of this cancer of the Imperium. The Adeptus Arbites is recommended to take to this task with renewed Zeal and Righteous Fury.
I trust in your judgements, High Lords, to see through this course of action, so that we may join with the isolated worlds of Mankind in one Solid Belief in the Divinity of the Emperor, Blessed be His Name.
+++Ecclesiarch of the Temple of the Savior Emperor, Adeptus Ministorum+++
I shall conclude this message with the following attachment concerning the proposed budget:
Expansion: 0 – Halted until the Empire is more secure
Security: 2 - Guard vital resources/areas.
Crusades: 4 - Gather our forces to reclaim the Segmentum for His Divine Right
Purification: 3 – The Unfaithful shall be Converted or Purged
Consolidation: 3 - Strengthen our positions where possible to hold against any potential assaults. (Note; Imperial Fists, Adeptus Mechanicus)
Diplomacy: 0 – No attention necessary to miniscule Xeno tribes; no mercy to independent governments of man
Science Budget: 2 - Research into any ways of improving our rebuilding efforts.
Industry Budget: 2 - Rebuilding our industry and equipment levels.
+++Thought for the Day – His Word is Our Strength+++
Emperor DAMNIT, but do I hate autocorrect.