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Novastorm is a D'yanoi Sept Commander, who took part in the Tau Empire's Fifth Sphere of Expansion in M42.[1][2]


He led a D'Yanoi strike force which, along with their Vior'la allies, sought to add the Imperium world Drevaris to the Tau Empire. The Silver Skulls and Sons of Guilliman Chapters came to the world's defense, however, and the ensuing battle devastated both sides of the conflict.[1]

Novastorm was later among the Tau Empire's forces, that conquered the Imperial world Jovandira. It contained a number of relics and, in order to better understand the Imperium, the Tau Empire began evacuating them for study. Upon learning of this, the Imperium dispatched the Strike Force Retribution Torchbearer Fleet to stop the Tau and reclaim the relics. After arriving, the Strike Force struck a city that Novastorm, Commander Starstrike and Shas'la Longstrike were overseeing the excavation of six Imperial relics. He would command a smaller force, which would attack where it was needed, while Starstrike commanded the majority of their forces. The ensuing battle devastated both sides and Novastorm was later killed by several Imperial Fists Centurions.[2]