Take it at your own pace. As long as there’s enough method to the madness that we get some steady buildup to this widespread shaken faith, it’ll all be good.
Just don’t leave the Toa in the thematic dust along the way.
That’s another thing about the jokes. Maybe no one else feels this way, but to me Takua’s “I’m having a crisis of faith right now” line felt it was trying to be, y’know, funny.
But you’re using it as setup for this existential gut-punch later so just, I dunno, be weary of the tonal tightrope you’re walking here. That’s all.