The Stark Report is the final recommendation of a highly secret committee investigating the Tyranid threat within the Imperial Adeptus Administratum called the Strategic Collective that was formed by a top secret decree of the High Lords of Terra following the defeat of Hive Fleet Leviathan in the Third Tyrannic War. The report first revealed that a full analysis conducted by the Adeptus Mechanicus had determined that the initial three Tyranid Hive Fleets that invaded the Milky Way Galaxy in the late 41st Millennium were simply the reconnaissance forces for a far larger Tyranid Hive Fleet expected to arrive within Imperial space in less than a standard century, sometime in the early 42nd Millennium. Among other items, the report advises that to meet that expected Tyranid threat when it finally materializes, the Administratum's Departmento Munitorum must increase the mobilization and recruitment of new Imperial Guard Regiments by up to 500%. Such a preposterous undertaking would require that the Imperium recruit every single human being - man, woman and child - now living in the Segmentums Solar, Obscurus and Tempestus. Clearly, if the Imperium of Man is to weather the expected Tyranid assault, it will need to find another alternative beyond increased manpower to enhance its combat effectiveness against the terrible extragalactic xenos.
- Codex: Tyranids (3rd Edition)