A Lich seeking a new powerful body creates a series of simulacrums. They then have them fight to see which one is the most powerful and most worthy of their soul. You are their latest and greatest creation, only being told that a powerful entity threatens the Lich, and that as your creator, you are sworn to defend them. With each boss defeated, the player learns more of the truth that they are killing their escaped brothers and sisters who were living peaceful lives.