While Pirouette was busy memorizing her coronation oath, her intended, GarGar was busy with his own endeavors. He had decided to train Filipe, his valet, in the art of swordplay. But to what purpose? It was his intention to prove that one need not be born a gentleman in order learn this rapidly dying lost art. Many of the nobles objected to this instruction, but he had the full support of the new Queen, and that was all that mattered.