Girardo's ghoulish companions saw how dull with disuse his sword had become and knew it was the human girl's fault. They went behind Girardo's back and stabbed his beloved, but the beast saw their terrible deed. Blinded by grief and fury, he exploded. Howling, Girardo went crazy and turned his sword on his companions. He sliced at their legs and cleaved off their arms, unable to stop his rage.