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Banlak hurries to Ayuman to inform Agyu and others that Kuyasu has slain the Moro datu. Inasmuch as the Moro datu has been killed, there is no other choice for the brothers but to leave their homeland. After this victory, Agyu decides to move to another place. His brother Lono/Lena tries to cut a path on the side of the mountain, while two women, Yambungan and Ikwangan, are left behind, swinging on a vine from bank to bank over a stream. The animal is cut into pieces as are the honeycombs.
When he returns home, however, he finds Tanagyaw in his house. Asked about her identity, the maiden insists on marrying Tanagyaw. After some time, Agyu’s country itself is endangered by invaders coming from across the sea.Banlak’s wife, named Mungan, is badly afflicted with a consuming disease, leprosy.One of the subsistence occupations of the Ilianon people is the gathering of beeswax which they trade with the Moros, their distant neighbors, for articles and goods that they need.Assisted by Batooy Ambag, a son- in-law of a datu, and Pilisianu Tisio, Manuel recorded the epic from 21 November to 25 November 1963.Blagtas Pandakan learned the epic from his uncle Sugalan, who had learned it from his father, Ampalid. Living in the country of Ayuman are the heroes Vanlak/Banlak, Agyu, and Kuyasu.
But Tanagyaw boasts that he has defeated the leader.