Keywords: Authority, father-figure, structure, solid foundation
Gwyn is a fatherly figure in the Dark Souls lore, much like the Emperor in his card. He is one of the first lords responsible for bringing about the Age of Fire. He’s also fathered many figures who play, or have played an important role in unfolding the game’s story. Gwyn’s influence is very prominent in the quests of the controlled characters, in which they are faced with the option to follow in his footsteps and prolong his legacy, or turn his back on him, and bring about an age without fire.
The Emperor is the father figure of the Tarot deck. He is the ‘provider’ and protects and defends his loved ones. He has established a solid family line and is often seen as the patriarch of a wide network of family members. He offers guidance, advice and wisdom to others and in doing so, demonstrates authority and grounding.