The Paternoval Envoy is a Navigator appointed by the Paternova to serve as the representative of the Navis Nobilite on the Senate of the High Lords of Terra. Acting as the representative of the Paternova to the wider Imperium, the Envoy is usually a member of the most powerful Navigator House, but sometimes a leader of a weak house will be elected. The reasons for this can be manifold; the most powerful houses are unable to agree upon a candidate among themselves and eventually agree to choose a member of a weaker house who poses no threat to them.[2a][2b]
Known Paternoval Envoys
- Bolam Haardiker - Horus Heresy.
- Helad Gibran - War of the Beast.
- Dovrian Ofar - M32.
- Sarius Gorki[2a][2b]
- Uila Lamma - 13th Black Crusade.
- Kadak Mir - Indomitus Crusade.
- 1: Codex Imperialis (Background Book), [Needs Citation]
- 2: Wolfblade (Novel) - Space Wolf: The Second Omnibus
- 3: The Last Council (Short Story)
- 4: Watchers of the Throne: The Regent's Shadow (Novel), Chapter 4 - Jek
|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|