Destruction is a short story on the destruction of Hamiathes's Gift. It was originally published in the "Extras" section of the paperback edition of A Conspiracy of Kings.


Set shortly after The Thief and before The Queen of Attolia, the queen of Eddis has decided to destroy Hamiathes's Gift, an ancient heirloom that her Thief stole from the Queen of Attolia so that the King of Sounis would never have a claim to Eddis's throne.

To ensure the Gift is destroyed and can never be retrieved, Eddis has elected to fire the treasure into volcanic mouth of the Hesphestial Mountain in a public display attended by high ranking dignitaries from Eddis, Attolia, Sounis, and other nearby countries so that no doubt can be cast that it has been destroyed.