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. All members are famed for their strength with the exception of Astolfo who is famed as "weak" according to the legends.
- Astolfo, described as the most handsome among the twelve in legend.
- Oliver, wielder of Hauteclaire is a greatly popular and renowned member of the Paladins
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Twelve Paladins of Charlemagne [Organization], p.171 [T]
Twelve Paladins of Charlemagne [Organization]
The knights of Charlemagne (Charles the Great) who Astolfo served under, for which only the most excellent people were selected to join. They are similar to the Knights of the Round Table in King Arthur’s legend, and the number and members of the Paladins differ depending on the documents which reference them. Among these uncertainties, Astolfo is also definitely confirmed to be one of the Paladins, and other members such as Roland, famed for being the wielder of Durandal, and Oliver, who wielded Hauteclaire, boast of great popularity and renown.
Roland felt in love with a beautiful queen known as Angelica, but due to being a proud woman, she rejected the idea of falling in love with a mere soldier and eloping with him, and so Roland went mad, throwing off all his clothes as he began rampaging around while completely naked. Concerned for him, Astolfo and the other Paladins worked hard to capture him and gave him a bottle of reason brought from the moon, thereby restoring his sanity. Astolfo’s current appearance is connected to how he dressed up as a girl during this episode.
- ↑ Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 2