Not your screen monkey (he/him)
Well, there's no explicit quid pro quo. But if you're suffering a disaster of titanic proportions being visited on you by a mean goddess in a bad mood, are you not going to at least try to propitiate her?The terrible thing about it is that Auril is not coercing anybody - not according to the adventure that I can find anyway. It's not said that her agents (or she herself) is requesting it. It's just happening, apparently for no reason. It isn't proven to be effective. It's completely random. It is even rumored to be rigged.
This is an evil institution.