Are power-armoured supersoldiers. Are warrior-monks raised from pre-pubescence to execute the toughest lightning-strike missions. Venerate The Emperor as the greatest, most powerful human being ever to live, but not as a god.
Takes up two thirds of the Milky Way Galaxy. Is a futurist’s nightmare fusion of Dickens’ Industrial Revolution and Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers though a medieval, Gothic lens. Is besieged on all sides AND from within.