A chilling tempest, a crash of curling waves, and the Pillar of Water collapsed, drakel tumbling downwards in a roiling flood of white.
A hint of ozone, a crack of thunder, and the Pillar of Energy shattered, glass fracturing as the woman shattered to glittering dust.
Stone alone remained towering above the sands, vast and enduring. It shook, the sands trembling beneath it, sending tiny pebbles clattering downwards to send ripples across the sands below. Carvings of vines and leaves widened into crevices that filled with molten rock, rivers snaking their way to form a reaching foundation of roots across the arena before cooling, hardening, turning to unyielding stone. Alone unshaken by the tremors, the criers raised their arms outwards, palms extended downwards in recognition of the strength that came from deep beneath as their voices rang out clear to proclaim the Lords' verdict for all to hear.
"And so has favor been given to Ribali, Champion of Earth! By the Will of the Arena, and the Judgement of the Lords, she has claimed Victory! We now bear witness to her final decision: the Boon of the Elemental Lords!"