Mikey wrote:No doubt, and I don't think the AdMech should be inferior to another Adeptus. They should, however, be reined in by the High Lords
I think the next step would be for that kind of control is to figure out who should be on the Council of High Lords (can't call them the High Lords of Terra since they won't have say over Sol anymore) and how many should there be?
I figure the 12 standard plus the Adeptus Custodes as the tie breakers/voice of the Emperor's will. Gives enough votes on the Central level to keep things fluid without having so many that the system bogs down.
1st - Warmaster, supreme commander of Imperial forces.
2nd - Adeptus Administratum, those who provide civil services to met and control the needs of the average civilians.
3rd - High Lord Commander of the Imperial Army, the one who helps the Warmaster coordinate ground forces.
4th - High Lord Commander of the Imperial Navy, the one who helps the Warmaster coordinate navel forces.
5th - High Lord Advisor of the Adeptus Astartes, representative for the SMs and their missions.
6th - Fabricator General of the Adeptus Mechanicus, the one who's in charge of advancing the IoM's tech base and means of its production.
7th - Grand Inquisitor of the Adeptus Arbites, I added the term Inquisitor since IMO the Arbites and Inq should be the same dept.
8th - Provider General of the Departmento Munitorum, responsible for managing the resources and materials of the IoM.
9th - Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica, responsible for pyskers within the IoM.
10th - Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus Ministorum, manages the faith and mental care of the IoM
11th - High Lord Governor, the voice of Imperial worlds in the Council.
12th - High Lord Merchant, manages trade+lanes, commerce, travel between systems and Xenos.
The armed forces (1,3,4,5,7) have five votes, the civilian based groups (2,9,10,11,12) have five votes, and in the middle is the "producers" of the the IoM ( with the remaining two votes (6,8).
This means that on average the Civilians and Military of the IoM are on equal footing and can't just steamroll each other. Both require the support of each other or the support of the Custodes and producer groups.