Early on in Doom Everlasting, the Doom Slayer visits the world of Argent D’nur, the place futuristic tech is merged with a gothic, medieval aesthetic. There, the participant will encounter frequent references to an order of fallen warriors referred to as Evening Sentinels. Whereas Doom Everlasting‘s lore pages scattered all through the degrees will step by step reveal their historical past, it’s straightforward to overlook out on the total story, which sheds mild on the Doom Slayer’s previous, in addition to the machinations of the nefarious Kahn Maykr.
Regardless of the Doom franchise’s easy preliminary premise—a lone marine on Mars kills demons with weapons, chainsaws, and anything that appears promising—the sequence’ lore has advanced radically all through it is historical past, and far of Everlasting‘s lore happens in Doom (2016)‘s backstory. Previous to being excavated by Samuel Hayden, the Doom Slayer fought the tides of Hell alongside the power-armored warrior caste of the Argenta.
Based by the primary King of the Argenta, Ormero the Father, the Evening Sentinels had been one thing akin to the Aristocracy within the warrior tradition of Argent D’Nur, appearing because the planet’s peacekeepers and army. When Hell’s forces first tried to invade their world, the Sentinels had been there to fulfill them in battle. And when the Doom Slayer was found, raving and incoherent with rage, he was permitted to face trial by fight within the Argenta’s coliseum, and finally welcomed into the ranks of the sentinels by King Novik, the order’s present chief.
Argent D’Nur was host to alien entities referred to as the Wraiths, which step by step gave rise to all life on the planet, together with the Argenta. The Argenta revered the Wraiths as gods, and the Sentinels had been initially shaped to guard them. In trade, the Wraiths powered the Sentinels with their elemental vitality, making them practically invulnerable in battle, and powering their fierce armaments. The Order of Deag, the planet’s priesthood, labored intently with the Sentinels and oversaw worship practices towards the Wraiths. When the race of eldritch aliens referred to as the Maykrs arrived, led by the Kahn Maykr, each the Sentinels and Order of Deag accepted them as their new rulers and overlords.
Why this proud warrior race adopted a second set of godlike alien overlords isn’t revealed, and would not actually make sense, however then once more, many issues about Doom Everlasting defy logic. Regardless of this, each events continued to dedicate themselves to the safety and worship of the basic wraiths, whose vitality was the lynchpin of their society. The Maykrs additionally had a vested curiosity within the Wraiths, as their vitality was one of many few energy sources potent sufficient to assist gas the “transfiguration” ritual that perpetuates their existence. However the Wraith’s vitality was not enough in and of itself.
When Hell tried to invade Taras Nabad, the capital of Argent D’Nur, the Evening Sentinels met them in battle and drove the invasion power off. And, when the Doom Slayer entered their ranks, he led a contingent of Sentinels deep into Hell’s territories, chopping a bloody swathe by way of their legions. The Maykrs, nevertheless, had been intrigued by the ability fueling the demonic legions, referred to as Hell Essence. The Maykrs, and the priesthood of the Order Deag, started to experiment with this energy, and found that by fusing Hell Essence with Wraith Essence, they might create the seemingly limitless energy supply referred to as Argent Power.
The Sentinels rejected this “elixir,” and rapidly got here to find how it was created: the Maykrs used lesser Argenta as slaves to provide Hell Essence through torture, which might then be merged with Wraith Essence and refined into Argent Power. King Novik and his Sentinels rebelled towards the Khan Maykr, whereas legions of different Argenta remained trustworthy to their alien masters. The Order of Deag appeared to stand with the Sentinels and King Novik, although in secret, they really served the Khan Maykr who covertly joined forces with Hell.
The Order of Deag fed the Evening Sentinels dangerous info, baiting the soldiers deep into the bowels of Hell… after which sealed the portal behind them. The Sentinel who had been lower down later turned Marauders—Doom Everlasting’s most punishing enemies, and one can clearly see similarities between their armor and that of the Doom Slayer. Due to the Order of Deag’s deception, all the Evening Sentinels had been slaughtered or remodeled into Marauders save for 2: the Doom Slayer, and the Betrayer.
The Betrayer, previously referred to as Valen, dedicated treason by offering Deag Grav entry to the Wraiths, in trade for the resurrection of his murdered son. With the Maykrs now possessing free entry to Wraith vitality, Hell’s legions turned totally unstoppable, and laid siege to the dominion Valen had sworn to guard. Worse but, Deag Grav resurrected Valen’s son because the Icon of Sin: a hellish titan with no remnant of his former humanity. In penance, Valen exiled himself into Hell, the place the Doom Slayer encounters him in Doom Everlasting.
Doom Everlasting is accessible now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Change, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X/S.