Instrument of power issued by Imperial
or the emperor. A warrant is a written or electronic document on
Imperial stationery provided to
agents of the Imperium as a method
of bypassing the bureaucracy.
Typically, a warrant is provided to an individual who
uses the power it provides to accomplish some mission of interest to
issuing official. Missions may include establishment of colonies
in areas requiring development, the assumption of military command in
midst of a crisis, and the unilateral establishment of new noble lines
to administer provinces which have suffered from war
or economic collapse.
For example, the emperor Strephon
sometimes exercises his power through agents rather than directly
the bureaucracy of the Imperium. These instances are rare,
there is reason to believe that such agents are more numerous than it
The Imperial warrant would contain a statement similar to the example
The bearer of this warrant is acting for the good of the Imperium and
Emperor. Extend him every assistance.
See also Imperial Edict 97.