Daemons are malignant entities that live in the Warp, and act as extensions of their Chaos God. They are purely immaterial beings and can only enter realspace in the following ways:
- Summoning by a ritual (such as a blood sacrifice)
- Possession of an unprotected Psyker
- Crossing through a Warp rift, especially Warp storms
Daemons are functionally immortal, and return to the warp when 'killed'. This immortality is why Chaos champions seek to become Daemon Princes. However, they can be imprisoned within an object, or permanently killed under the right circumstances. Saying the daemon's true name severely weakens them; this is also true of Daemon princes, including the traitor Primarchs, as their true names were given to them by the Emperor before they were kidnapped by the Chaos Gods.
Types of Daemons Edit
Khornate Daemons are known as Bloodletters and Bloodthirsters. They are hyper-violent and will destroy everything on site.
- Members: Skarbrand
Nurglite Daemons are known as Nurglings, Plaguebearers, and Great Unclean Ones. They spread disease and contagion, and are highly immune to pain and destruction.
- Members: Epidemius
Tzeentchian Daemons are known as Pink Horrors and Lords of Change. They are magically adept and can change reality on a whim.
- Members: Kairos Fateweaver
Slaaneshi Daemons are known as Daemonettes and Keepers of Secrets. They seek out extreme emotions and sensations, dealing and receiving both pleasure and pain.
- Members: The Masque
Some unaligned daemons exist, such as Furies.
- Members: Mayor Brimstone
Malal does not officially have Daemons, though because he doesn't exist it doesn't really matter.