King Arthur Pendragon was a legendary British leader who led the defense of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the early 6th century, and later became the king of Britain. He was also a member of the millenary organization that would come to be known as the Templar Order.
Arthur possessed a sacred sword called Excalibur or Caliburn, one of the Swords of Eden, which he pulled from a stone. However, he was later betrayed by those he loved, which ultimately led to his death.
- Alan Rikkin was of the opinion that Arthur's view of the Templars' role was idealistic and misguided, seeing his failure as proof that the Order was meant to follow a different path.