"Magnificent... Thou hast filled the Lordvessel. Indeed, a worthy successor, thou shalt be. My patience was not for nil... I beg of thee. Succeed Lord Gwyn, and inheriteth the world's Fire. We have only thee."
Gwynevere appears in the form of a gigantic, fair lady with red hair and a kind face. A light shines brightly behind Gwynevere's figure. She is dressed in white cloth and rests on a cushion underneath her arm.
Upon meeting with Gwynevere for the first time, she grants the player the Lordvessel, which enables the ability to warp between most bonfires. Gwynevere can also initiate players into the Princess's Guardcovenant.
Killing Gwynevere, which requires a single hit with any attack, will reveal that she is an illusion created by Gwyndolin. Gwyndolin then removes the rest of his enchantment, causing the sun to permanently set in Anor Londo. In addition, any player that darkens Anor Londo will become more susceptible to Blade of the Darkmoon invasions when human. All deaths within Anor Londo will return the player to a specific bonfire in that stage, regardless of the last bonfire used. In addition, all regular enemies will vanish, except Painting Guardians, a few Silver Knights and two new hostile characters.
Gwynevere is the second born child and only known daughter of the former Lord of Sunlight, Gwyn, and was cherished by all as a symbol of bounty and fertility. Along with many of the other gods who resided in Gwyn's kingdom, the Princess of Sunlight eventually abandoned Anor Londo, and later married the God of Flame, Flann.
The "Gwynevere" that greets the Chosen Undead when they reach Anor Londo, is in actuality an illusion created by her sibling and younger brother, Gwyndolin, for the ultimate purpose of manipulating the Chosen Undead into linking the First Flame.
Health and souls
These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.
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Entering her throne room
Thou hast journey'd far, and overcome much, chosen Undead. Come hither, child...
Kneeling to her
O chosen Undead. I am Gwynevere. Daughter of Lord Gwyn; and Queen of Sunlight. Since the day Father his form did obscureth, I have await'd thee. I bequeath the Lordvessel to thee. And beseech thee. Succeed Lord Gwyn, and inheriteth the Fire of our world. Thou shall endeth this eternal twilight, and avert further Undead sacrifices.
O chosen Undead. Thou hath journey'd far.
Since the day Father his form did obscureth, I have await'd thee. Once living, now Undead, and a fitting heir to father Gwyn thou art, and beseech thee succeed Lord Gwyn, and inheriteth the Fire of our world. A grave and arduous test of mettle, yea, it shall be. Indeed, we had felt the warmth of Fire, its radiance, and the life it sustaineth. Without Fire, all shall be a frigid and frightful Dark.
Please. Father's role thou should assume, and inheriteth the Fire of our world. Thou shall endeth this eternal twilight, and avert further Undead sacrifices. Kingseeker Frampt, the primordial serpent, shall guide thee.
Now thou shalt go forth, chosen Undead. May thou be one with the sunlight for evermore.
Joining her covenant
Hereafter, I, Gwynevere, shall serveth as thine guardian. If thou so needest, I shalt devote all to thine safety. May thou be one with the sunlight for evermore.
After satiating the Lordvessel
Magnificent... Thou hast filled the Lordvessel. Indeed, a worthy successor, thou shalt be. My patience was not for nil... I beg of thee. Succeed Lord Gwyn, and inheriteth the world's Fire. We have only thee.