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|Affiliation:||Imperium (now Chaos)|
Daya found itself under a Daemonic assault from the forces of Khorne. During the battle, Imperial forces encountered a new abnormal type of Bloodcrusher known as Blood Stalkers. The creatures were famed for mauling isolated sentries and annihilating clusters of Scouts who were out on patrol, fatally weakening the Planetary Defence Force over a period of weeks. It was not long until the Blood Stalkers began to destroy isolated settlements and communication networks, leaving only the stains of murder as a sign that they were ever there. Word soon spread around the cities of Daya, each one an embellished tale of beasts that left only hundreds of battered, headless corpses as evidence of an attack. Soon, whole hives echoed with chatter about the beasts.
It took the deployment of a full regiment of the Cadian 16th to instill discipline on the planet, but by the point the Blood Stalkers disappeared, the Daemon beasts had savaged a hundred thousand defenders. Moreover, the Blood Stalkers created so much fear and paranoia that the daemonic surge that followed the creatures’ disappearance overwhelmed the Planetary Defence Force within a single day, and not even the might of the Cadian 16th could prevent Dava’s collapse.