"My master believed salvation knows no bounds. I was a soul to be saved, so he saved me. That is why I proudly bear his name. The name of a great man."— Roland's apprentice(src)
Roland was a name borne by a Crusader.
The apprentice was an obstinate one—it was such obstinance that, in the apprentice's mind, caused Roland's death. As per Crusader tradition the apprentice took up his master's namesake, later reflecting on him fondly in a memoir.