In modern forms of the Charlemagne romances: any of the twelve peers or most famed warriors of Charlemagne’s court. Hence: a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry; a famous champion; spec. a Knight of the Round Table. Also fig.
“paladin, n. and adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2017. Web. 27 July 2017.

I got home super late last night, then needed to rush this out. I really have to get Nikola sorted out. He looks like a mess.