After passing the central lodge, the knights were divided into two chains, and galloped in different directions arena. Two trumpets sang challenge each other, and this meant that the tournament began. Arianna sat next to the king perfectly still, not making a sound, trying not to betray nothing of what she felt. Two knights have carried from the field on the boards: one had a broken leg, another was all covered with blood, abundantly present from his mouth and nose. It seems that black knight might have to make a living, fighting in tournaments when nearby there was no war. He seemed to be one with his horse, rushing forward with a furious frenzy, breaking peak of spear on shield enemies, dealing blow after blow with such force that one might wonder whether the crack is not with his own tendons, if the joints crunch.