"Continental chivalry! At last the realm of chivalry and the system of Pendragon expand to include the mighty tales of Charlemagne's paladins! Great subject, great game--I'm looking forward to this!" - Greg Stafford, the creator of Pendragon
Nocturnal Media is proud to present PALADIN: Warriors of Charlemagne!
Written by Ruben in 't Groen and powered by the award-winning and bestselling ruleset from King Arthur Pendragon by Greg Stafford, PALADIN covers the famous exploits of Charlemagne and his loyal friends and warriors, the Paladins of Charlemagne!
Set in medieval Europe, PALADIN weaves together the historical Carolingian events and the medieval epics of The Matter of France into a single coherent chronology!
In PALADIN the players play young Frankish squires or knights in the service of one of Charlemagne’s powerful vassals. By going on adventures they will acquire glory and riches, become lords of their own lands, build castles and found their own family.
Hopefully, the road to fame will lead to the ultimate goal: becoming one of the legendary paladins themselves, along the likes of Rol and, Ogier the Dane, Renaud, Oliver, William Shortnose, and others!
PALADIN is a game of medieval fantasy, played using feudal standards of conduct, offering a chance to experience vicariously that long-lost world in both its brutal reality and its fantastic idealism.
The player characters are knights, with the privileges of elite society and the deadly responsibilities of a warrior. These dualisms – brutal reality versus idealism, and elite privilege versus deadly burden – are the basis for the game.
PALADIN is a game for knights. It is based on the standards of knighthood found in the original literature about Charlemagne and the paladins (epics such as Song of Roland, Ogier the Dane, Aymon's Four Sons and more).
It is not about magicians, thieves, or scholars. In this game, designed for playing the heavily armed and armored chevaliers of Carolingian literature, knighthood is complex enough!