When Marduk slayed the dragon Tiamat, the weapons he used in the battle became well known and celebrated. However, the act which formed the heavens and the earth, the slicing in half of Tiamat's corpse, was done with a cleaver whose very existence was denied by Marduk and all who followed him. This tool, which was used to fashion our world, now passes hands among the Undead Kings of the arid East; their dread plaything used to sunder entire nations and peoples.