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Sir Roland - The Scarlet Lion

"Have pity. Not all men thrust to center stage find they have the heart of Roland, nor the soul to do great deeds. "

-Shakespeare, Henry IV part 3 (lost manuscript)


"How's my hair?" -Lord Sir Roland Somerset Montgomery, Duke of the Three Isles, Lord of Havershant, Slayer of the Bilious Dragon, Protect01 of the Illythians, Victor of the Siege of Alsburg, Haver of a Great Beard, Defender of the Danes, Conqueror of Guilardia, Prince of the Glorious Summer of '14, Knight of the Order of the Exalted Lion, Honorary Abbot of Canterbury Cathedral, Champion of the City of Bath, Marshall of the Eastlands, Knight of the Crimson Buckle, Admiral of the Northern Seas, etc.


Lore

As a young knight, bold Sir Roland vanquished the fabled Jade Knight, and for a brief moment his eyes pierced the veil between worlds. He beheld the Valkyrie Hypernia as she lifted up his defeated foe. Overcome by her beauty, Roland dedicated his life to gaining glory in hopes of seeing the Valkyrie again.

For the next fifty years, the proud, bullheaded and charming Roland won more victories, made more enemies and broke more hearts than any knight of his time. His single-handed storming of the Fortress of Alsburg inspired forty-seven epic ballads and a Lifetime miniseries.

Bards wrote songs about the song he wrote commemorating his victory over the Bilious Fire Drake. As an old man on his deathbed, Roland finally beheld Hypernia again. She could not allow a natural death to keep such a warrior from Valhalla, so, with a ghost of a smile, she punched him herself so he could die in battle and she could offer him a seat in the hall of glory.

No one in Valhalla feels a greater thirst for victory in the tournament than Sir Roland. He rejoices with every win and rages at every loss.


Strategy

Sir Roland is a well balanced and polyvalent character. This is reserved mostly for players looking for attack and defense strategy at the time. His weapon of choice make him resistant, agile and powerful enough. With his blade, it is recommender to switch between heavy and quick attack to keep a regular alternance combined with dodge and to make him untouchable. Don't forget to throw your weapons at your enemy to prevent him from ejecting you, as his attack speed with his sword seems to be a little slow compared to Bödvar or Hattori. His rocket lance is also here to help you not falling from the stage.

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