A Coryphaus is the senior most Captain in a Word Bearers Host. While the Host is lead by the Dark Apostle, the Coryphaus acts as the Apostle's link to the Host, gauging the mood of the congregation and answering at prayer. During battle, tactical decisions are made by the Coryphaus, freeing the Dark Apostle to commune with the Gods of Chaos.
- 1: Dark Apostle (Novel) - The Word Bearers Omnibus, Chapter 1
- 2: Shadow of the Past (Short Story) - Sons of the Emperor (Anthology)