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===Urban===
 
===Urban===
 
The association with merriment manifested somewhat differently in urban societies. Darien subtly appeared within the arts. In certain performances or during the creation of particular artistic pieces, one might call on the god to help inspire laughter and general merriment within observers. These same pieces might also become an offering to the god in thanks for his aid. However, most of the references to Darien within any urban setting were in a more general sense, the everyday usage applied to all the gods’ domains. Most worshippers of this aspect of Darien were found within the rural communities mentioned above.
 
The association with merriment manifested somewhat differently in urban societies. Darien subtly appeared within the arts. In certain performances or during the creation of particular artistic pieces, one might call on the god to help inspire laughter and general merriment within observers. These same pieces might also become an offering to the god in thanks for his aid. However, most of the references to Darien within any urban setting were in a more general sense, the everyday usage applied to all the gods’ domains. Most worshippers of this aspect of Darien were found within the rural communities mentioned above.
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===Theological Clashes===
 
===Theological Clashes===
 
Because of their lighthearted approach to death, these warriors would frequently clash with the more devout followers of Rakus who believed this philosophy was an affront to their god. Strangely enough, some other worshippers of Rakus actually stated the “lighter than a feather” philosophy meant more respect for Rakus than those who cursed or shunned death in fear (See “Life After Death”).
 
Because of their lighthearted approach to death, these warriors would frequently clash with the more devout followers of Rakus who believed this philosophy was an affront to their god. Strangely enough, some other worshippers of Rakus actually stated the “lighter than a feather” philosophy meant more respect for Rakus than those who cursed or shunned death in fear (See “Life After Death”).
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==Mischief==
 
==Mischief==
 
The last sect of followers is the least documented, but may have been the most devout. Those who followed Syndillis (rogues, mesmers, etc.) called upon Darien in relation to the god of deception. The laughter of these followers usually had a cutting undertone. When paired with the domain of Syndillis, Darien’s worship took on a respect for mischief. Tricks, pranks and general mayhem were the outcome of this sect’s doctrine. The trickster aspect of Darien can be the most fun, but also the darkest. Mischief is not always harmless.
 
The last sect of followers is the least documented, but may have been the most devout. Those who followed Syndillis (rogues, mesmers, etc.) called upon Darien in relation to the god of deception. The laughter of these followers usually had a cutting undertone. When paired with the domain of Syndillis, Darien’s worship took on a respect for mischief. Tricks, pranks and general mayhem were the outcome of this sect’s doctrine. The trickster aspect of Darien can be the most fun, but also the darkest. Mischief is not always harmless.
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=Conclusion=
 
=Conclusion=
 
These aspects of the god of laughter tend to be the most common, though this researcher has found unsubstantiated rumors of more. What remains clear is the constant evolution in worship. Darien’s domain is truly more vast than mere laughter, even before meshing with the worship of the major deities.
 
These aspects of the god of laughter tend to be the most common, though this researcher has found unsubstantiated rumors of more. What remains clear is the constant evolution in worship. Darien’s domain is truly more vast than mere laughter, even before meshing with the worship of the major deities.

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