A 14th to 15th Centuries French protocol related to The Hastilude, The Pas d'Armes was simply put, The "Passing of Arms". As a way of "testing" a Competitor Knight for his right to participate in a current Joust, the current "Champion" would be positioned at the main road to The Games. Any and all participants to The Tournament or Hastilude would be challenged to single combat. One was not obligated to participate in the Challenge, but the brief "Tilt" went far in establishing one's "name" prior to the start of The Games. The Pas d'Armes was once related to a Knight of a Castle, challenging all Enemies to a Castle Gate "honorable" combat.