Yeah, maybe the Everwind stuff will come around. Hope so. I've got some fun stuff coming out soon to maybe take it in a new direction. I'm glad you like the Darkana, it's my most successful enterprise to date, actually. Into the second edition, plus the Android app, I can't really complain.
To answer your question, my favorite card is the 8 of Pentacles. Just the whole essence of it. Plus, the notes across the top are actually the first 8 notes to my favorite guitar intro of all time. And about the Emperor, that's what I was going for. I've always looked at N.A. leaders as being some of the best and wisest.