Dark Gods in the world of Dellan are not, necessarily, evil. While they generally seek to fulfil their own ends and desires, the are simply outworkings of more base emotions of people. Many followers of the Dark Gods consider the moniker to be an insult, stressing that these are naturally-occuring parts of the lived experience. Each Dark God has an follower-path that could by many standards be considered 'good'.
Despite this, followers and clerics of the Dark Gods are often treated with suspicion from the populace. Despite the benefits that the Dark Gods can bring, over-use of their powers can often lead to real mental trauma. Folk tales about those driven mad by their seemingly positive ability are abound.