Turpin

European - An 8th C. Archbishop of Rheims, one of Charlemagne's paladins. He appears in the Charlemagne stories and is said to have recorded the exploits of the emperor and his paladins. In some stories, he acted as adviser to the emperor and he was with Roland at Roncesvalles. Some say that he caused the walls of Pamplona to collapse as a result of prayer alone. He came into possession of Fastrade's magic ring when she died and found that, as a result, the emperor became very attached to his adviser. Embarrassed by this new departure, Turpin eventually threw the ring into a pool. Referred to as Turpin, Archbishop Turpin, Archbishop Turpin, Tilpin or Tilpin.

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