In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, it was mentioned around a hundred years before the book series, Murderous the Magnificent challenged the Hooligan Chief, Grimbeard the Ghastly to a swimming race. The winner had to be the one who returned to shore the last. The victory przie would be one of the two men becoming King of the Wilderwest and one favor. At first it seemed Muderous was the winner, who had returned after three days. Though that later changed because Grimbeard returned three months, five days, and six hours from their departure. At first Murerous and his men didn't recognize Grimbeard due to the fact that he badly wrinkled from the ocean, but then saw the Stormblade sheathed on the man's belt. Grimbeard then became King of the Archipelago and had Murderous sacrificed to the Sky Dragons.