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Among the Chosen of the Light are a group of Zealot warriors known as the Daru. Located in Enorian, they are loyal citizens of the Beacon and fierce protectors of her sovereign lands. Alongside the Luminary and Paladin guilds, the Daru stand tall and fearlessly fight to keep the dark forces at bay, whether it be preaching the Light, defending the innocents of Jaru, or protecting the people of Shastaan. The Daru Monastery was founded in the Year 94 of the Midnight Age by a group of Sentaari monks, lead by Clio Thetis. They were dissatisfied with the way in which the Sentaari guild had been run, and unhappy with the direction it was headed. Following the teachings of Lord Rahn's Perfection and the teachings of Lady Auresae's Purity, the Daru are devout seekers of self-improvement. They balance their Mind, Body and Will as they strive for perfection. Having their roots in the Sentaari guild, the Daru have inherited the martial art of Tekura, the ability to use the body itself as a living weapon. The harsh regime necessary to master the art of Tekura teaches patience, discipline, and eventually an increased self-understanding. This important lesson of understanding oneself is one of the core philosophies within the Daru, and one which every Daru must eventually learn. By learning Tekura and attaining great strength of will, the acolyte Daru is also able to wield mastery of Telepathy, another skill gained from their monk heritage. Telepathy is the impinging of one's own will upon another, to various and sometimes devastating effects. The skill which distinguishes the Chosen of the Light from any others, however, is the ability to use the power of Fire and Light: Illumination.