The conflict begins when Rainsford falls off of a yacht and arrives on the island.
Rainsford meets a hunter who wants to hunt humans as the "Ultimate Game". He talks about why he chooses to hunt human over animal. "No animal had a chance with me any more." The general wants a challenge.
Rainsford is informed that he will be hunted by the General and has 3 days to survive or kill the General. Rainsford got to a spot he thought would be safe from the general, but the general follows his trail. " The general could follow a trail through the woods at night."