There's an arcade game by Capcom called Knights of the Round, whose name always piqued my interest. It's based on the Arthurian legend of the finding of the Holy Grail. During the game ending, the game text says that Arthur's knights were referred to as the 'Knights of the Round', so it looks like the game name isn't "poetic licence"; those writing the game seem to have thought that the knights were referred to as the 'Knights of the Round'.
Now, I've only ever heard Arthur's knights referred to as the 'Knights of the Round Table'. This leads me to a couple of possibilities as to what might be the case:
- Some people really did refer to these guys as the 'Knights of the Round', eliding the word 'Table', poetically.
- Capcom made an error in translation, and the term 'Knights of the Round' is only ever used in this arcade game.
Which is it? Was the phrase 'Knights of the Round' even occasionally used to refer to Arthur's knights?