somewhere, a card falls out of a deck. it depicts a man holding up an arcane symbol of power over a cup, a chalice, and a dagger.
this is officially the first card in the major arcana (although we know that the fool is actually the first card and is just journeying through the rest of the sequence) and it starts at the focal point of all four suits, representing the primacy of will over the four elements.
this is the first figure that the fool meets, the one who sets the fool on the story told by the major arcana. do e