In the lower villages of Virilia, music is something that brings communities together. Lower village communities are always fairly close-knit, but music is one of the things that always brings a village’s members to one place and helps to foster relationships. It’s something that many lower villagers can connect over, since most play an instrument of some kind. They can share their skills and knowledge with one another and help each other grow in a way that’s more universal than even an official occupation.
Music similarly brings people together physically in the upper cities, but it doesn’t have the same connecting factors in a society that’s focused less on community and more on artistic achievement (generally a solitary endeavor). Music in the upper cities impacts individuals more than it impacts society, in most cases.
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