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{{Quote|Ye ain't gettin' me to believe in demons. Stories, that's all them legends are. Just meant to give a man a laugh an' maybe a sense of unease now an' again.|[[Tomas]]|The Black Road}}
 
{{Quote|Ye ain't gettin' me to believe in demons. Stories, that's all them legends are. Just meant to give a man a laugh an' maybe a sense of unease now an' again.|[[Tomas]]|The Black Road}}
 
[[File:Triune_Vessel_artwork.jpg|thumb|Triune Vessel]]
 
[[File:Triune_Vessel_artwork.jpg|thumb|Triune Vessel]]
Many [[human]]s do not believe in the existence of demons,<ref name = "LeahLore">2013-12-08, [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/blizzcon-2013-diablo-iii-lore-qa-panel-transcript/6 BlizzCon 2013 – Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A Panel Transcript]. ''Blizzplanet'', accessed on 2014-04-21</ref> though stories of demons became common in folklore of some human cultures. Some philosophical writings within the East have postulated that demons are nothing more than a representation of Man's nature (i.e. "his demons").<Ref name = "TBR"/> Yet demons do indeed exist, and some mortals worship(ed) demons, and have engaged in summoning practices. Examples include the [[Triune]] (a font for the Prime Evils as benevolent entities during the [[Sin War (Event)|Sin War]], the [[Coven]] (remnants of the Triune, turned to the worship of [[Belial]])<ref name = "BoT">''[[Book of Tyrael]]''</ref> and the worship of [[Kabraxis]] in an attempt to eclipse the [[Zakarum]] faith.<ref name = "TBR">''[[The Black Road]]''</ref> The Zakarum faith itself was corrupted by [[Mephisto]].<ref name = "BoC"/> Mortals have also summoned demons to the mortal realm, a practice which dates as far back as the [[Vizjerei Clan]].<ref name = "BoC"/> While such a practice has since been banned by the clan,<ref name = "BoT"/> groups such as the Coven continue it.<ref name = "D3A1">''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Act I (Diablo III)|Act I]]''</ref> Centuries past, when summoning demons was common, it was common to invoke lesser demons and subdue them in order to gain their power. Many [[sorcerer]]s ended up being enslaved to their [[Demon Imp|intended servants]].<ref>[http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act5-demonimp.shtml Demon Imp], ''The Arreat Summit''. Accessed on 2014-08-12</ref> Possession by a demon may grant a human increased power, but this comes at the cost of one's sense of self<ref name = "BoA"/> and eventually, a demon can completely overtake the human's form with its own.<ref name = "D1M"/>
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Many [[human]]s do not believe in the existence of demons,<ref name = "LeahLore">2013-12-08, [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/blizzcon-2013-diablo-iii-lore-qa-panel-transcript/6 BlizzCon 2013 – Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A Panel Transcript]. ''Blizzplanet'', accessed on 2014-04-21</ref> though stories of demons became common in folklore of some human cultures. Some philosophical writings within the East have postulated that demons are nothing more than a representation of Man's nature (i.e. "his demons").<Ref name = "TBR"/> Yet demons do indeed exist, and some mortals worship(ed) demons, and have engaged in summoning practices. Examples include the [[Triune]] (a font for the Prime Evils as benevolent entities during the [[Sin War (Event)|Sin War]], the [[Coven]] (remnants of the Triune, turned to the worship of [[Belial]])<ref name = "BoT">''[[Book of Tyrael]]''</ref> and the worship of [[Kabraxis]] in an attempt to eclipse the [[Zakarum]] faith.<ref name = "TBR">''[[The Black Road]]''</ref> The Zakarum faith itself was corrupted by [[Mephisto]].<ref name = "BoC"/> Mortals have also summoned demons to the mortal realm, a practice which dates as far back as the [[Vizjerei Clan]].<ref name = "BoC"/> While such a practice has since been banned by the clan,<ref name = "BoT"/> groups such as the Coven continue it.<ref name = "D3A1">''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Act I (Diablo III)|Act I]]''</ref> Centuries past, when summoning demons was common, it was common to invoke lesser demons and subdue them in order to gain their power. Many [[sorcerer]]s ended up being enslaved to their [[Demon Imp|intended servants]].<ref>[http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act5-demonimp.shtml Demon Imp], ''The Arreat Summit''. Accessed on 2014-08-12</ref>
   
 
In ages past, it was common in [[Sanctuary]] to decorate buildings with stone statues of demons that were enchanted to serve as guardians and protectors of those within. The misshapen figures of the statues were designed to taunt and anger any demons that attempted to gain entrance.<ref name = "D1M"/>
 
In ages past, it was common in [[Sanctuary]] to decorate buildings with stone statues of demons that were enchanted to serve as guardians and protectors of those within. The misshapen figures of the statues were designed to taunt and anger any demons that attempted to gain entrance.<ref name = "D1M"/>
   
If summoning a demon, one is not reccomended to do so during the months of [[Vasan]] and [[Lycanum]], as during this time, demons are erratic and easy to anger. In contrast, the most ideal times to summon demons is the period of time between the last days of [[Jerharan]] and the first days of [[Damhar]]. Furthermore, if summoning a demon, one should never attempt to do so alone. Rather, the summoning should be conducted in a group consisting of three, four, or seven individuals (representing the [[Prime Evils]], [[Lesser Evils]], and [[Great Evils|combination of the two]] respectively).<ref name = "BoA">''[[Book of Adria: A Diablo Bestiary]]''</ref>
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If summoning a demon, one is not reccomended to do so during the months of [[Vasan]] and [[Lycanum]], as during this time, demons are erratic and easy to anger. In contrast, the most ideal times to summon demons is the period of time between the last days of [[Jerharan]] and the first days of [[Damhar]].<ref name = "BoA">''[[Book of Adria: A Diablo Bestiary]]''</ref>
   
 
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===Beliefs and Culture===
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