The Master of Rites is a Space Marine Captain of a Codex Astartes-compliant Chapter charged by his Chapter Master with recording and preserving the martial traditions of his brotherhood -- a bombastic, courageous warrior with unswerving loyalty to his Battle-Brothers. This individual exudes a sense of martial pride and fervour to those around them. A large Servo-skull with an incorporated Vox-caster that amplifies his warcries is usually anchored near his feet by a weighty pair of censers. The Master of Rites roars inspiring rhetoric during the heat of battle, reminding his Battle-Brothers to remember their duty and heritage, even as they clash with the foe.
- Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition), pg. 54
- White Dwarf July 2013 (US), "Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse"
- Games Workshop Online Catalogue - Space Marine Captain Master of the Rites