Begin Monochromic

You are the most senior regal member in a monarchy of marble. Around you is a white void, but you can see an ominously black glow in the distance. Its horribleterribleness uneases you, so you instead look to the platform you are standing on.

It is a three times three grid, chequered in 5 black and 4white squares. It's pretty lonely here, with the only other carapacian around standing in the furthest possible place from you. You wave at him - you are as sure that it's a him as you are sure that you are both Kings, opposed in a monochromic battle between the forces of good and evil.
But hey, that doesn't mean you can't be friendly, right?!