The Crusader

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The Crusader, also known as The Knight is the personification of the Karno-Ruthenian nation or the Karno-Ruthenians as a whole, most commonly associated with the aspirations of the founder of the Empire and the ideals promoted by their government.


"The Crusader" linked with patriotic and nationalist feelings promoted by the Karno-Ruthenian government in order to create an "ideal of Karno-Ruthenian citizen", is usually depicted as a robust knight, although his artistic representations vary, being presented as much as a crusader knight (similar to the Knights Hospitaller) with a black armor and a combat shield with a double-headed eagle or as a knight of the European Late Middle Ages with a black armor and wearing a sallet with white and red feathers, the colors of the Empire.

Meanings of some symbols

Attribute Significance
Armour Strength and endurance.
Shield with two-headed eagle Strength and determination - symbol of the Empire.
Helmet Faceless heroism, possible for all who follow national ideals.
Sword Symbol of power, readiness to fight.

See also