I know I am making VERY big assumptions.
Oh, I think I should post why I think he is in Anor Londo. Many people think he kills the firekeepers to gain either humanity, kill them because they are female and he loves Fina so much (But he knows about Rhea and doesn't kill her). Or he's just badshit crazy.
But I came up with my own ideas (it's a collection of posts I made on that forum. The theory changes in the later post leading to my final conclusion, the beginning is a bit controverse to my current theory. Don't mind me writing Fiona there again.... I just got her name wrong at that time too):
------ Post 1, me starting thinking!
When you release him he says he's going to do you a favor. Not now, but soon.
This makes me think that he is trying to stop you from blindly following these deceiving gods.
He's out to murder the Firekeepers, prevent the linking of fires. You also see a dead firekeeper in the same exact church you find him.
Gwynevere gives you the task of linking them. It's her room where he dies right before when you find him. Who does he die to? Gwyndolin, the truth behind gwynevere who truly wants the fire linked.
Lautrec also says after killing the Firekeeper: "This firekeeper has served me well, but enough with her. I have business to attend to...up above." Up above means Anor londo, where Gwynevere is.
Like Yurt in DS he may be on a secret mission to end the age/power of fire.
Or he is just badshit crazy; Like his armor shows what he stands for, gold covered in blood but with Fina's loving embrace displayed on it. He may also be just driven mad because he thought or thinks Fiona truly loves him. Maybe that's why he only kills females.
------ Post 2
Lautrec says when you invade him: " Well, look at you. I thought you were wiser, but I thought wrong! Tis a terrible pity. Like a moth flittering towards a flame. You fellows? No? Don't you agree?" The flame stuck out to me as well as the I thought you wiser part.
And: "So, here we go again! How many times will these lambs rush to slaughter? Well, let's get it over with."
And he says: "I am free. Now I can get back to work…" "I have a rather, pressing matter to attend to up above. That Keeper has served me well, but… enough with her."
What's his work? Killing the Keepers? How did the firekeeper serve him and why does he call her "unclean"?
( Dude replied me there later:
What do you mean when you say who does he die to? The player kills him when you invade his world. )
His Armor being in Anor Lando outside Gwynevere's room makes me think he was doing what the player is doing at one point but realized that he was being used by Gwyndolin. That theory doesn't really fit with my other one above.
------ Post 3, final conclusion
I don't even think Lautrec is an undead even if he says so.Actually the player invades him, which means he's human. Why whould he want to kill you anyway if he isn't hollowed.(wtf is the Black Eye ). My guess is that he knows what's going on, and he's on a secret mission to prevent kindling the fire and kill all those who try including the player (NOTE: There I draw the connection to Velka and/or Gwynevere).
That would explain the Black Eye Orb.
He also doesn't take the Firekeeper Souls with him as far as I know. Or at least he doesn't consume them. Or he's undead and needs humanity like everyone else and the Firekeeper Souls, who are his target anyway, can serve his cause by killing them for humanity. But it really doesn't look like he's using it.
Well, that's one of the three theories I have. The other one is the crazy theory including Fiona like you said and the other one is that he was deceived by the gods somehow.
As far for Flann; the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
He's the only other god not related to Gwyn or other gods mentioned in the lore. But by mentioning that the Carim woreship other gods and even older gods then Gwyn (or at least the fire-linked Gwyn vers.2) the only gods we can think of is him. Especially with his title. Maybe he created the First Flame and wouldn't even be affected by extinguishing it.
And by the way, the only rulers are the followers of Gwyn. The remaining gods rule because Gwyn rules. The First Flame most likely created the first race during the age of Fog, the Gods but it doesn't mean they die or disappear when the flame extinguishes. The Humans would disappear too, wouldn't they? Since they are related to the Pygmy. Normal humans posess their own humanity, most likely a piece of the Pygmy. Dark Soul. Humans branded by the Darksign have to gather this humanity.
So if someone says, extinguishing the Flame makes the gods disappear says also the humans disappear. But it actually takes away the power of the Lord Souls, including the Darksign.
Lautrec kills only the Firekeepers and people who try to avenge them. So he's fighting the Fire and the people who want to maintain Gwyn's power, like he thinks the player does when you use the Black Eye Orb.
It's not even necessary for my theory that Gwynevere and Flann actually live in Carim. It doesn't say he actually leaves there. Just that people woreship him. So Lautric can receive a quest from Gwynevere even if she's not living in Carim.
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