"Just wait," he tells her, "I will win top honors at [the tourney at] Pentecost and you will bask in my reflected glory."
Karen also has an admirer in Alp Arslan, a young man from the Misty Isles whom she first encountered months earlier in Dalmatia.
"Perhaps," her father responds, "you will have a secret admirer who will fight for your favor in the tourney. But Valeta, who is as much in love with love as her twin, but not half as lucky, is not consoled.
Undeterred, Prince Valiant soon finds himself visiting Camelot's armorer . . .
. . . and with luck teach that young Marcus a lesson or two.
Next: The Melee
Art: John Cullen Murphy (from installment #2467, May 20, 1984 and installment #2468, May 27, 1984).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: Prince Valiant, Book One (Kings Features Syndicate, 1986).