Master of the Astronomican
The Master of the Astronomican is the leader of the Adeptus Astronomica and the chief overseer of the Astronomican, the psychic beacon that allows for Imperial Warp travel. Residing in the Forbidden Fortress on Terra, the Master oversees the Adeptus Astronomica's close relations with the Adeptus Astra Telepathica and the daily sacrifices of psykers to the Emperor which are required to maintain the Astronomican. Because of his duties, the Master of the Astronomican is said to be one of the most powerful psykers in the Imperium.
Known Masters of the Astronomican
- Cohran Hursula - Horus Heresy.
- Volquan Sark - War of the Beast.
- Leops Franck - 13th Black Crusade.
- Lucius Throde - Indomitus Crusade.
- 1: Codex Imperialis (Background Book), pg. 37
- 2: Echoes of the Long War (Novel), Chapter 3
- 3: Watchers of the Throne: The Regent's Shadow (Novel), Chapter 4
|Members of the High Lords of Terra|
|Permanent Members||Master of the Administratum • Ecclesiarch • Inquisitorial Representative • Fabricator-General • Grand Provost Marshal • Paternoval Envoy • Master of the Astronomican • Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica • Grand Master of Assassins • Lord Commander of the Imperium|
|Rotating Members||Lord Commander of Segmentum Solar • Lord Commander Militant • Cardinals of the Holy Synod • Abess • Chancellor of the Estate Imperium • Speaker for the Chartist Captains • Lord High Admiral • Captain-General|
|Lesser Members||Chirurgeon-General • Chancellor of the Imperial Council • Commandant of the Schola Progenium • Lord Constable of the Synopticon • Mistress Plenary of the Catacombs|
|Former Members||High Lord of the Imperial Chancellery|