(Spoilers for the end of the Ringed City below, beware!)
We’re not sure exactly how long Gael has been on the road, in pursuit of the Dark Soul to bring back to the nameless painter, but we’re certain he’s been around for an extremely long time. He has always been an unassuming knight, a slave, fodder to the bleakest battles. But Gael has something truly special in the world of Dark Souls: purpose. He has always found purpose to carry on and move forward. Patiently, one step at a time. His determination is so great he was one of the few who has made it to the very end of the world, where everything crafted by gods and men has turned into ash. Gael’s final quest was a terrible one that would consume his own life. Regardless, he persisted, until he was able to find that which would corrupt him. He knew he wouldn’t be able to take on this quest alone. As such, he guides us throughout the Ringed City, guides us to find him, so that we may fulfill the promise he made a very long time ago.
The Temperance card reflects that you have a clear, long-term vision of what you want to achieve. You are not rushing things along; rather you are taking your time to ensure that you do the best job you can. This card also reflects a higher learning in what you are doing and demonstrates that you are learning a great deal on your journey. You are at peace with what you are doing and it is all coming together very well. Your inner voice is guiding you gently to the right outcome and you are patiently listening and following. You have a very balanced perspective on the situation at this time and you are in a very good position to make the right choices. Temperance asks you to be patient so that you can act with timing and precision. Patience and moderation will result in good management of all things. Do not feel that you need to rush, just let the situation evolve at its natural pace.
Below are some cryptic updates regarding the project. Read on if you’d like!
It’s also the thumbnail art for VaatiVidya ‘s new lore video on the Ringed City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRpDm5pEWUE . Please check out his excellent videos if you’re interested in understanding the lore of Dark Souls and Bloodborne (which can be difficult to get into since it’s so cryptic
I created this kinda as an antithesis to the cover box photo with Soul of Cinder hence the similar pose but in opposite composition