Once long ago there was a king named Kierdri. He was young when he was crowned king, which made him think from the time he was a child that he must have been a god. Why else would the entire kingdom wait on him hand and foot, while others were poor and needy? The kingdom's priests were unhappy with the king, talking behind his back about how he wasn't a god, and spreading rumors of the king's tyrannical ego. When king Kierdri heard of this and threatened the temple priests with death for their insurrection, they ran to the nearby kingdom of Shumaple and asked the ruler there, King Kenarook, for his protection. When Kenarook heard of Kierdri's conception of himself, he feared that Kierdri's army might attack his territory, to spread what he considered his righteous mandate, and so ordered his troops to fortify.
Kierdri's army came to Shumaple just as Kenarook had feared. However, Kierdri learned that he was in fact not a god when his troops were handily defeated by Kenarook's. King Kierdri was beheaded and Kenarook took his throne.
Just as soon as Kenarook had been declared king of both kingdoms, he too proclaimed himself as a god, claiming to be the son of the sky king and ocean queen. The temple priests who had sought out his help now worried that he was going to be just as big a nuisance as their old king Kierdri had been.
While Kenarook took control of Kierdri's capital, much of the land that had belonged to the old king remained divided. That is, until a new ruler came along, a king by the name of Amggulung. King Amggulung had a very beautiful wife named Pramnajitha. She was the envy of all the other women in the kingdom, though they loved and respected her kind nature.
One day Kenarook accidentaly saw Pramnajitha bathing in a lake while he was out hunting. He decided then and there that he must have her as his wife, at any cost. He decided he would have to kill Amggulung to realize his wishes.
He ordered one of his priests to use their magic to make a special dagger for the murder, a weapon known as a puula. This was no easy weapon to make, as it took quite a bit of enchantment to bring into being. Kenarook was impatient though, and his lust for Pramnajitha kept growing and growing. When Kenarook demanded that the priest produce the puula faster, the priest told him it was impossible. Then Kenarook killed the priest and stole the unfinished puula. Just before his dying breath, the priest cursed the dagger to spite the tyranical ruler.
Later, Kenarook lent the puula to Ijkobe, a petty criminal was so proud of the dagger that he showed it to everyone. One night during Ijkobe's possesion of the dagger, Kenarook stole it back and succesfully killed Amggulung. Ijkobe was framed as the killer, but before he could profess his innoncence, Kenarook killed him with the puula as well.
And so Kenarook took Amggulung's wife and the rest of Kierdri's old kingdom. He proved a wise ruler, but a suspicious one. He kept close watch over his priests and his people, to the point where there was no privacy and a growing malcontent throughout his kingdom.
In the fifth year of his reign, a man called Anaspita came from the countryside to reclaim the lands of his dissatisfied people. He had lived under the tyranical king Kenarook's rule for too long, and so set out to win the throne back from the despot. Kenarook was so mad with power that he didn't pay attention to the threat that Anaspita posed. And he had forgotten his cursed puula as well, which Anaspita managed to find and used to kill Kenarook. The people rejoiced when they heard the news that Kenarook had died, and praised Anaspita as a liberator.
However, Kenarook had kept a secret concubine named Umakang who, together with their son Tojaha, decided to avenge their late lover and father. They plotted for many years, keeping their plans secret from the priests and courtiers who so loved Anaspita, waiting for the perfect time to strike.
During the twenty-first year of Anaspita's rule, Tojaha convinced the king to visit him for a game of chance. The king went alone to the game, and before he could set a foot into Tojaha's home, he was killed, this death too brought about by the cursed puula.
The cycle of misery and retribution only continued. After Anaspita's death, his son Rawgganuni wanted the throne. Tojaha sent an assasin named Lampumbal to attack Rawgganuni and his companion, Mahesapaka. But Lampbumbal could not bring himself to kill the new king; he realized that Rawgganuni was in fact the right person to rule the kingdom. And so together, Rawgganumi and Lampbumbal fought against Tojaha. As they struggled in battle, Tojaha fell onto the cursed puula and was killed.
Rawgganuni and Mahesapaka realized that the cursed puula would only ever serve to make chaos and death, and so they threw it into the Iris Sea. Some say that it turned into a dragon there, others that it became a leviathan. Others still claim that the puula remains there at the bottom of the sea, waiting to be discovered again, waiting to spread it's cursed destruction once more.