Subordinates are various types of workers within the Administratum, some are skilled craftsmen, engineers or builders while others are unskilled workers similar to menials. They are hereditary slave-workers, passing on their titles and duties to their children. Although low in the hierarchy, they possess the legal benefits and rights exclusive to Adepts - such as housing and employment. It is possible for a subordinate to rise through the hierarchy, first becoming an Ordinate.
- Codex Imperialis (1993), by Rick Priestley, p. 49