The Twelve Paladins of Charlemagne (シャルルマーニュ十二勇士, Sharurumānyu Jūni Yūshi?) are the group of knights serving under Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, who were only selected from the most excellent of candidates. They are a group of knights similar to the Knights of the Round Table of King Arthur, and their exact numbers and members differ depending upon which documents are used to reference them. Those like Astolfo, Roland, and Oliver are confirmed among these uncertainties.[1] All members are famed for their strength with the exception of Astolfo who is famed as "weak" according to the legends.[2]

It is said that as Merlin stepped down from the era of King Arthur, he then helped the twelve Paladins.[3]


  • Roland, their leader and wielder of the holy sword Durandal.
  • Astolfo, described as the most handsome among the twelve in legend.
  • Bradamante
  • Rinaldo, bearer of the magical sword Froberge.
  • Oliver, wielder of Hauteclaire is a greatly popular and renowned member of the Paladins


  1. Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 2
  2. Fate/Grand Order material IV - Merlin, p.396-409, translated by castor212 at Beast's Lair.

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