“I challenge you!”
It’s not the first time the Doctor has taken on the role of Earth’s champion, and it probably won’t be the last, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be an easy fight.
The leader of the Sycorax is the more experienced swordsman, right now the Doctor can’t remember if he’s ever even held a sword before, but he’s as bound now by the rules of combat as his opponent is. If he wins, earth is safe. If he loses…
That’s not an option. He’s not sure what kind of man he is, but he’s about to find out.