Ant Hill Ruckus
The second round of the tournament had commenced.
This conflict was scheduled to take place on the hill of a giant nest of insects, a breed that Christopher had not yet heard of. The object of the day had been explained as one that would require the utmost skill and finesse, destroy your opponent without being destroyed or infiltrate the nest and destroy the queen. While the second would probably prove to be the efficient the necromancer didn't necessarily want to opt for that as his first choice. With an affinity for summoning creatures of the insect world he had special ties with them, to destroy them when they could be used for pacts and summons seemed a highly illogical move to be made. Now, if forging a pact would be impossible them he would take the route of killing the creature and making it into a necrotic slave though he didn't think that would be necessary. So his plan would be to stop whomever his opponent was before they could destroy the resources that he wanted to command.
"It seems that it is time."
Having been in a tea shop in China he watched the clock with mild interest until the very second that he needed to arrive. Then he utilized his Rook to instantly teleport to the designated starting area, Vim and Vigor were held in his hands (right and left respectively) while the pieces to his game were in a small bag contrived of tendons and spidersilk, a commodity of the underworld that identified him as a necromancer. The bag that held his pieces was tied to the right side of his belt while the board was held in place at his side by a strap made of similar material, both of them were secured in a fashion that prevented them from falling off his body through his own movements. Christopher let the tips of his swords rest in the dirt while he looked at the area, he had not been allowed to preview it beforehand but it looked much the same as he had imagined. Sand was everywhere, the sun was high and... the soil was rather damp. His eyes narrowed as he examined it for a moment there would be tunnels nearby but he wasn't sure if he was excited about cave-ins, doubtless these insects would be at least as large as their rumors if not larger. Though that wasn't the worst of his problems, he needed to find out who his opponent would be.
Everything seemed to be large around here or else there was some effect on the area making people incredibly small, even the grass was as high as rain forest trees normally grew. Christopher shuddered to think what would happen if it actually rained in an area like this.