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The Captain-General is the rank given to the commander of the Adeptus Custodes, the elite personal bodyguards of the Emperor who dwell within the Imperial Palace on Terra.[1]

As the highest authority within the Custodes, the Captain-General determines who may have access to the Emperor's body upon the Golden Throne and is the chief of security within the Imperial Palace. These two roles make the Captain-General of the Custodes an influential figure and often he is a member of the High Lords of Terra.[Needs Citation]

There have been seventeen Captain-Generals of the Adeptus Custodes since the Great Crusade. Most have died in battle, either on Terra or leading crucial campaigns elsewhere. Several have become Eyes of the Emperor. However three - including Constantin Valdor himself, have simply vanished.[3]

Notable Captain-Generals

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Members of the High Lords of Terra
Permanent Members Master of the AdministratumEcclesiarchInquisitorial RepresentativeFabricator-GeneralGrand Provost MarshalPaternoval EnvoyMaster of the AstronomicanMaster of the Adeptus Astra TelepathicaGrand Master of AssassinsLord Commander of the Imperium
Rotating Members Lord Commander of Segmentum SolarLord Commander MilitantCardinals of the Holy SynodAbessChancellor of the Estate ImperiumSpeaker for the Chartist CaptainsLord High AdmiralCaptain-General
Lesser Members Chirurgeon-GeneralChancellor of the Imperial CouncilCommandant of the Schola ProgeniumLord Constable of the SynopticonMistress Plenary of the Catacombs
Former Members High Lord of the Imperial Chancellery