The rook is second in rank in your army only to the queen.
The rook can move quickly, swooping straight across the battlefield.
The rook is more powerful than a bishop who is limited only to her color
square. On an empty battlefield the rook can get to any square in
two moves or less. The rook craves open space on which he can run
free. It is often a key strategy in master battles to try and create
open lines so the rook can sneak through into enemy territory and wreck
havoc on the township. Two rooks bearing down on the same file are like
a battering ram. Any enemy soldiers who are stuck in the path of
this battering ram, of course, die.
These waters are not calm. They are dangerous.
And those flames in the background, that's not your ordinary sunset.
Let's face it, you're not gonna see Bishops surfing every day. This
journey you are about to embark on, is not safe. Many obstacles will
stand in your path. Sharks will try and take you down. You
yourself will stumble and fall. The underwater currents will be powerful.
There will be no sign of land for hundreds of miles around. But,
if you cling to your surf board, you'll survive. With practice, your
surfboard will become all the land that you need. You will come to
befriend the sharks, to master the currents. We here at Chess Dominion
hope to be your surfboard.