The Devourers of God, or simply The Cult, is a group of supernatural zealots armed with a singular mission: to bring a demon into the physical plane, no matter the cost.
The cult possesses a tremendous deal of influence in the community of Nockfell, having men and women in the local Police Department, Schools, and Churches serving as their spies and replacing anyone who crosses them.
Their pool of followers and loyalists is likely massive, having lookalike replacements for Journalist Clare Nettles, Dr. Enon, and Charley Mansfield.
Shortly after Alyson Rosenberg sold her family's land to the Addisons the cult's temple was buried beneath the newly erected housing complex. Regardless, the cult resumed its activities unbeknownst to the public through the Phelps Ministry.
The cult experienced their first encounter with the supernatural when the Plague of Shadow's contingent on earth infected the Addison family, including Terrence. The demon was thwarted by Terrence when he butchered his own family to stop it from spreading.
With new knowledge and affirmation that their zealous practices were predicated, the cult made rigorous efforts to bring the Plague of Shadows back.
At an unspecified point in time, Luke Holmes was inducted into the cult and quickly rose through the ranks. Seeking similar treatment, Rosenberg retrieved the Book of Forgotten Truths from the entombed temple and presented it to the Council making demands for a place among them, and they were gladly fulfilled.
A contingent of the Plague of Shadows successfully consumed an alien world with inhabitants similar to those of Earth. However, two siblings had escaped; Jim and Evelyn, that latter of which was infected unbeknownst to the former. When the two escapees found earth, Evelyn vanished and found herself trapped in a world in between the Spectral and Physical planes. The shadows took over Evelyn and consumed her within days, giving the cult exactly what they had desired. The Red-Eyed Demon was born.
Not long afterward, Jim Johnson; distraught by the loss of his sister Evelyn, found a home unknowingly above the cult's temple. The cultists compelled the alien to join them (possibly due to him unintentionally leading Red Eyes to Earth with Evelyn serving as a Trojan Horse) under the promise of answers. Eventually, Johnson relents and promptly rose into the ranks of the Council.
A young female cultist ventured into the bowels of the Cult's Temple to retrieve five relics needed to complete the ritual that would bring the Red-Eyed Demon into their world completely and spread the Plague of Shadows. Upon succeeding, the Council sacrificed their eager member to Red Eyes where she would serve as the deity's first vessel. However, she quickly lost her sanity as Red Eyes didn't like the limits of a human vessel and, for some reason, human skin.
The Devourer's of God's furthered efforts ended in vain when Rosenberg sabotaged their ritual before it could be completed. It is unknown what followed, but the cult went underground and Red Eyes possessed Luke to slaughter all who conspired against it, including Luke's wife and daughter. Trapped their spirits to the cursed Addison Apartments.
The had to once again emerge to cover up their tracks due to the actions of a curious wife of one of their council members: Sandy Sanderson. Sandy snatched one of the cult's tomes and locked herself within her room, determined to learn what her husband was involved in. Her efforts and life were cut short at the hands of a possessed Charley Mansfield. Two of their members were dispatched under the guise of an officer and detective to retrieve both Sanderson's corpse and Charley; replacing the latter with a patsy.
A few months into the arrival of Sal Fisher, Mrs. Packerton, a math teacher at Nocksfell Highschool, came out of hiding as an operating member of the Devourers of God. For months, Packerton abducted several students and deboned them, using whatever was left to make the school's bologna (her disposal of the skin is likely linked to the Red-Eyed Demon's distaste for human skin). Following her death in a drunk car accident, the cult remained quiet, waiting for the right time to emerge.
On the day they commenced the Red Eyes ritual their influence spread through the rest of Nockfell and Red-Eyes was placed into Todd Morrison (as a result of the ritual). Clare Nettles and Dr. Enon were both replaced to ensure that Sal Fisher was given the death penalty.
- "Dogma" or Dog Masked Cultist (Leader/Ritualist)
- Luke Holmes (Council Member, deceased)
- Jim Johnson (Council Member and Bouncer, missing, heavily implied to be deceased)
- Herman Sanderson (Council Member, Ghost, deceased)
- Replacement Enon (Member)
- Replacement Clare Nettles (Member)
- Alyson Rosenberg (former Council Member, deceased)
- Mrs. Packerton (Member, deceased)
- Charley Mansfield (Possible council member, unknown)
- Unnamed Officer and Detective (Members or loyalists)
- Unnamed Female Cultist (Member, likely deceased/consumed by Red Eyes)
- Unnamed Male Cultist (Ghost, deceased)
- Four of their members, a female cultist, Alyson Rosenberg, Luke Holmes, and Jim Johnson are playable in the game In Seeking Providence.
- The cult's title; The Devourers of God, has two connotations:
- They want to devour God himself and all that they believe him to have created in service to the Plague of Shadows (Red Eyes)
- They devour on God's behalf and wish to revert the world back to its original state of shadows