According to Viking legend, the ancestor of Madguts the Murderous Murderous the Magnificent challenged the then Chief of the Hooligans Grimbeard the Ghastly to a swimming race. The two agreed that the winner would be granted a single demand as their prize. The winner would be the one who stayed at sea the longest. At first it seemed that Murderous won, who swam back at seventy-one and forty-two hours.
Murderous' demand was to become the King of the Wilderwest, and so he claimed the kingdom for himself. However, three months later, Grimbeard returned unrecognizable due to how long he spent at sea. Grimbeard took Muderous' kingdom, and had him sacrificed to the Sky Dragons.