On the celebration of his birth, The King received many gifts from his subjects. But Sliv Island gave naught but a hammer and a shield. The messenger claimed that the hammer could break through any defensive structure, while the shield could withstand any blow.
The King immediately pointed out both claims could not be true.
The messenger refuted that they were, and that if they struck each other, it would end the world.
The King, not believing him, picked them up and struck them together once.
The world, unsurprisingly, did not end.
The destruction only reached a few thousand miles.