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Locked commander icon.png This commander is exclusively available for kingdoms over 140 days.

Description

This commander is an ambitious and ferocious ruler who united a large part of Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. His actions earned him the nickname Pater Europae, he is Charles the Great, Charles I, also known as Charlemagne.

He is obtained from having your alliance occupy other kingdoms' crusader fortresses and from occupying the Great Ziggurat at the end of Kingdom versus Kingdom 1.


Skills

Commander skill Eagle of Jupiter.png
Eagle of Jupiter
Active Skill

Rage Requirement: 1000
Deal direct damage to the target.

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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400

Commander skill Happy Home.png
Happy Home
Passive Skill

While on the map, troops led by this commander have a 10% chance to gain a shield when attacked. This shield lasts for 4 seconds and can take a large amount of damage.

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Direct Damage Factor: 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 1000

Commander skill Plot Maneuvers.png
Plot Maneuvers
Passive Skill

When this commander leads a rally attack, the rallied troops gain increased attack and defence.

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Rallied Army Attack/Defense Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Commander skill Pataum.png
Pataum
Passive Skill

For every 10% of total units lost, troops led by this commander gain increased skill damage [coresponding to scenario in upgrade preview]. When fewer than 70% of units remain, skill damage is increased [coresponding to scenario in upgrade preview].

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Skill Damage Increase (Every 10%): 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
Skill Damage When Attacking Cities Increase (Every 10%): 2% / 3% / 4% / 5% / 7%
Skill Damage Increases (Max): 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Skill Damage When Attacking Cities Increase (Max): 6% / 9% / 12% / 15% / 21%

Commander skill Carolingian Renaissance.png
Carolingian Renaissance
New Skill: Passive Skill

When attacking cities, 10% of all units that would die in battle will be severly wounded and sent to he Hospitals instead.

Background

Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, (2 April 742 - 28 January 814), united the majority of western and central Europe in what became known as the Carolingian Empire, the first major empire in western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Charlemagne was the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Betrada of Laon. He became king in 768 following his farther's death, initially as co-ruler with his brother Carloman I. Carloman's sudden death in December 771 left Charlemagne as the sole ruler of the Frankish Kingdom. He followed in this father's footsteps, protecting the Roman Catholic Church, conquering the Lombards, and campaigning against Muslim Spain and the Saxons. He was crowned "Emperor of the Romans" by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day of the year 800.

The stability of Charlemagne's empire gave birth to an age of prosperity and development known as the Carolingian Renaissance. During this time, Charlemagne gathered many of Europe's greatest scholars and artists to his court and instituting an education system for the ruling class based on those of the former Roman Empire. This period of time is perhaps best remembered for a surge in the restoration and creation of monumental architecture, great cathedrals and churches, and for the large amounts of ancient art that were preserved by Charlemagne's empire.

While Charlemagne was lauded throughout Europe and by the Pope as the true Romand Emperor, this created a schism with the Byzantine Empire (aka the Eastern Roman Empire), and was among the reasons for the split of Rome and Constantinople, creating what is now called the Catholic and East Orthodox churches.