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Gwen is the first spirit encountered in the game. She will guide Stella in her adventures, some of them revealing Gwen's unflappable calm and others, some darker corners of her mind.

About[]

Description[]

Gwen is a tall, reddish-brown deer with three sets of ears. Her spirit flower is worn on her shoulders.

Event[]

Gwen introduces the Jellyfish event, where Bright Jelly can be collected. During the event, the player attempts to catch green jellyfish, which drop Bright Jelly. The yellow jellyfish will drop Glims; 10 glims from small jellyfish, and 25 Glims from large jellyfish. After Gwen leaves through the Everdoor, the Jellyfish event can be started by interacting with the door of Gwen's Lodge.

Life[]

Gwen’s parents had been friends with Stella’s family long before they moved to North America. As such, Gwen had been one of the very few constants in Stella’s life up to adulthood. Gifted with a brilliant mind and a pragmatic attitude, she had a mischievous side. Being a couple of years older than Stella, Gwen had always been a big sister figure for her; one who would always nudge her towards self-affirmation and taking the risks she otherwise wouldn’t dare to take on her own.

Heir to an aristocratic but mostly dysfunctional family, Gwen had a difficult relationship with her father. He was proud of his daughter, but would often distastefully parade her and her intelligence as a way to receive self-aggrandizement. This was exacerbated by her father leaving Gwen and her mother at a fairly young age, to live with his boyfriend. Gwen only talked to the accountant a few times, including for several hours when her father died, and then never again.

Symbolic of her rebellious nature and her opposition to a guardian she had to call “Father”, Gwen picked up smoking at a very young age. Yet, despite all her courage and bravado, she never mustered the courage to smoke publicly or in front of him. Ironically, smoking is what eventually killed Gwen, when she passed from lung cancer in her 40s. As she reached the final stage of her disease, Gwen travelled back to her parent’s manor in Northern Italy’s Alpine Lakes region, and considered attempting suicide.

Ultimately, Stella reached out to her at that moment, and succeeded in helping Gwen accept her fate rather than taking her own life. [1]

Mood[]

Influences[]

  • Happy to have shown me around the loom. (+2)
  • Happy that the loom was upgraded. (+2)
  • Has a nice house. (+2)
  • Optimistic about her new journey. (+2)
  • Has access to a loom (+2)
  • Shopped at Raccoon Inc. (+2)
  • Was recently hugged. (+2)
  • Has eaten a meal she likes. (+1)
  • Annoyed by the morning bell. (-1)
  • Is hungry. (-2)
  • Needs a home. (-2)
  • Doesn't like Atul's banging. (-2)
  • Visited her childhood home. (-2)

Perks[]

  • "Shops for fibres" works by visiting an island with Raccoon Inc., then talking to Gwen.
  • "Shops for thread" works by visiting an island with Raccoon Inc., then talking to Gwen.
  • "Uses the loom" works by visiting an island with Raccoon Inc., then talking to Gwen while she is using the Loom. This can provide Cloths.

Home[]

Gwen's Lodge is a two-story building that has a ladder leading up to the bed.

Improvements[]

  • Reading Corner: adds a blue cushioned armchair.
  • Bookcase: adds a bookcase that has two drawers on the top half, then the hollow portion where the books can go.
  • Wall Decorations: adds 4 frames to spruce up the home.

After Gwen is led to the Everdoor, her spirit flower grows on her bed.

Quests[]

Dialogue[]

Food[]

  • Favorite dish: Black Coffee.png Black Coffee
    • "... Now, this is one damn fine cup of coffee. I've had I can't tell you how many cups of coffee in my life. But this is one of the best. Thank you very, very much, Stella."
  • Likes
    • "Oh, thank you, Stella. I love comfort food so damn much."
    • "Ha, this is absolutely exquisite! Worthy of the best fine dining restaurants I've been to. And I've been in those a lot. Thanks a lot!"
  • Neutral: "Thanks, I love it."
  • Dislikes
    • "Is that... shellfish? Oh, no. No, no, no. Not for me. Sorry."
    • "Mmm... No, sorry, Stella.... You know I can't eat fruit for the life of me. I've tried! But I just can't."
  • Repeated: "Please... I can't eat the same thing twice. I don't hate myself that much."
  • Not hungry: "Nope. Not hungry yet."
  • Hungry
    • "A snack would be great right about now."
    • "I've got that weird feeling. I'm actually quite hungry now."
    • "Hmmm... I could go for an amuse-bouche."
  • Starving
    • "I just couldn't explain it at first. But then it hit me: I'm starving."
    • "I can't think about anything else but food right now."

Favors[]

  • Harvesting:
  • Weaving:

Hugs[]

  • Hugging:
    • "Thank you."
    • "Thank you. I needed that."
  • Second hug:
    • "I'm fine, thank you."
    • "Sorry, I'm ok now."
    • "Thanks but that won't be necessary."

At The Everdoor[]

Potential spoilers ahead!
  • On the boat: "Stella. Ok. Here we are. I guess I had been waiting for that moment to arrive. Sooner or later. Will you accompany me, my friend?" (player says yes) "Thank you." ... "We are here. Stella. Look. There is something I wanted to give you. I used to hide it in my old music box. I don't know why, but it always felt to me like it was the best hiding spot. Here it is. My old lighter. I haven't thought about this old thing in a while. It barely works. I stole it off Father when I was twelve. ... Please, use it to remember me. In the good times. In the bad times. They exist together. Intertwined. If there is one thing you learned from me, it should be that."
  • Stella rowing towards the Everdoor: "Seems I couldn't escape it, doesn't it? Me being here, now. You know me, I've never been one to dwell on the past. Mainly because it always felt overwhelming to me. Like an irrepressible wave of resentment. But even at this very moment, I still wonder. I don't know if I ever tried to connect. And I've been so sure of it. My opinion just never changed. .... You know what I've always said. That people come and go, but don't pay attention to each other. They never really did. That lives are only ever parallel. Adjacent at best. Well. That's bullshit. ... I can see that now. And you're the proof of it. And not just you, but Mum cared, as well. In her own way. And others here, even given the circumstances. I still don't know about Father. I should probably forgive him now. Find that last shred of strength left in me. Would that make me a better person? Would that make a difference? Maybe. But after all this... I don't think I care. And it doesn't matter. Because I had my best friend by my side. I had you. You are a wonderful person, Stella. My life would not have been the same without you. The light you showed me was more than a beacon. It was a guide. Only I was too blind to see it. My shades were too opaque."
  • Just before the Everdoor: "Ok. Let's go. I can't hold it any longer."
  • At the Everdoor: "Thank you, Stella. Thank you for bringing me here, even if you didn't want to. Thank you for kicking my butt, and shaking my ego. Don't forget that I've loved you as much as I could. Goodbye, my friend. See you there."

Trivia[]

  • In the Alpha Build Demo, players could meet her on the ferry, and received Corn Seed from her in the request Field of Dreams.
  • Although a woman, Gwen as a spirit owns magnificent antlers, which symbolize the admiration Stella has for her friend, and how she managed to carve out a brilliant career in a male-dominated professional world.[1]
  • Gwen's dialogue when given her favourite dish is a reference to Twin Peaks, in which Dale Cooper says the same line.

Sources[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Spiritfarer - The Artbook
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