In the universe of Warhammer 40,000, the adeptus mechanicus is the organization of the Imperium in load of science and the technologie.
Based on the planet Mars, Adeptus Mechanicus holds all the technological knowledge of Imperium.
March is the planet of Adeptus Mechanicus, head office and field of the technoprêtres of the Worship of the Machine. The Red planet is one of the wonders of the galaxy, it is the workshop of Imperium, the first world forges, the mother of the vessels and the guardian of the secrecies. Adeptus Mechanicus holds the technical training of Imperium, which preserves the scientific secrecies of old times and carries out research on new sciences of the thousand-year-old 41ème.
But all the knowledge accumulated during the technological Moyen-âge was lost during the Era of the fights. This knowledge was in party found by the armies of the Empereur, but not being included/understood, it is ritualisé. The adeptus Mechanicus is with the desperate research of the SCS (Standardized Diagrams of Construction, diagrams of the technology of the Technological Middle Ages), the problem is that the influential servants of this kinds tend to sink in a certain madness by all this knowledge contained.
This organization is based on a clergy which adopts towards technology a deeply religious attitude, venerating the God-Machine. Here not of preventive maintenance so that the apparatuses continue to function under good conditions but of ritual of maintenance to be achieved under penalty of offending the spirit of the machine which would punish the user in, for example in the case of an armor, not protecting it.
The adeptus mechanicus reign on many worlds forging mills, of which most important is Mars, populated servants, lobotomized and mechanized creatures. The technoprètres are ordered by the magos, the home, the priests of the runes and the transmittors. They are protected by the skitarii, sagitarii, will ballisterai, cataphract and electro-priests.
Apart from its industrial contribution in the form of weapons, of vehicles and ammunition, the greatest contribution of the adeptus mechanicus to the permanent effort of war of Imperium is consisted the titanic legions. The Titans are and gigantic biped great power fighting vehicles of fire. They are directed by the princeps ones helped of the moderati.
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