The Blue Monks (Italian: I monaci blu) is the second episode of the third season (The Two Tigers) and the fifty-fourth overall episode of the animated series, Sandokan.


Having successfully escaped from Suyodhana, Sandokan and Morugan reach the prahu where Yanez is expecting them. He is immediately impressed by the girl. Sandokan and Yanez decide to return to Madras in order to find the blue monks and discover something about the mystery of the ruby. Morugan, who does not disclose that she is a thief to him, wishes to join them and revenge Kondo. But after slipping Sandokan’s medallion from his neck, getting a hold of Yanez’s dagger and his dice, she sets sail with the prahu and leaves the two friends stranded on the ground. Luckily they manage to find another small vessel on the island.

At the same time, Suyodhana is given an incontrovertible order inside the cave of the goddess Kali, to recover the invincible sword, Nandaka. The task is not an easy one since the blue monks are using two inscrutable people for the same reason (Sandokan and Morugan). Morugan reaches Madras but cannot find any trace of the blue monks. In the meanwhile Sandokan and Yanez, who are still sailing, notice a thick bank of clouds quickly arriving, pushed forward by furious winds. The hurricane beats down directly on the Kiltar; Kammamuri and his tiger Randi pay the price.

Sandokan and Yanez finally reach Madras, find their prahu, but there’s no trace of Morugan. A sailor informs them that a hurricane has caused serious damage to the Kiltar. Without a moment’s hesitation, our heroes set sail immediately. In the forest, Morugan meets a hermit monk, but he is none other than Suyodhana's ghost. The monk makes her drink a potion and this causes her to plummet into a horrible nightmare. She is in his power and right when she is about to hurl herself down into a ravine, the hand of the abbot of the blue monks saves her and Suyodhana is forced to flee.

The situation is certainly not a rosy one for Sandokan. Kammamuri is unconscious and although Marianne is safe and sound, it was nonetheless a dreadful scare. In some sense Sandokan feels he is responsible for the boy and at the same time, much to everyone’s surprise, Morugan shows up at the royal palace of Kiltar and she gives the medallion back to Sandokan (who wants to have nothing to do with it) tells him the story of the Blue Monks, but he doesn’t believe her that why should he believe a thief.

At this point, the leader of the Blue Monks appears. He confirms Morugan’s version and reawakens Kammamuri from the sleep of death. Now it is time for the monks to tell the story of Nandaka, the invincible sword, to everyone. Vishnu had it forged in order to defeat Kali. For many years, the sword was kept by the Blue Monks, who later dismembered it into four parts and gave one part each to four sovereigns called the “custodians of the sword”, but one of them was Sandokan’s father.

It is once again endangered since through Suyodhana, the green demon, it might fall into the hands of Kali's followers. Only someone who is pure of heart has the capacity to reassemble the sword and Sandokan inherited this gift from his father. The monk asks him whether he wants to face this very difficult trial and Sandokan accepts the task.




  • The Grand Master of the Blue Monks
  • The Blue Monks


  • Suyodhana
  • Kali

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SandokanThe Pearl of LabuanThe Black Heart of KaliThe Gift of the TigersVideo Game
Heroes: SandokanMarianneYanezPacoKammamuriDharma

Supporting: Tremal-NaikSuramaAdaSultanAminaMoruganButhoKimArunaAmariBandarRandiAzimAsuraPrince ZhaoPrince SungPrince LaoSingaXi XiNagaThe Blue MonksArchibald LesterColonel StonesLieutenant JonesUrlagBabar
Villains: James BrookeSuyodhanaNazimaUshitoraMatiKien KoaKaliNarkodamHazraJade FoxLobo Hai

The Tiger of Malaysia: "The Tiger Wakes" • "The Challenge to Labuan" • "The Conquest of Mompracem" • "The Tiger's Attack" • "The Pearl of Labuan" • "The Kidnapping" • "Dharma, The Tiger from India" • "Kammamuri, Slave of the Rajah" • "In Sarawak's Marshes" • "The Sect of the Thugs" • "The Attack of Rajmangal" • "The Black Heart of Kali" • "The Imprisoned Tigers" • "Marianne's Sacrifice" • "The Wedding" • "Prisoners of the Pirates" • "Marianne, Bayadere of the Sultan" • "Giltnose's Betrayal" • "In the Subterraneans of Calcutta" • "The Spring of the Golden Monkeys" • "The Cave of Fear" • "The Long Night of the Dayachi" • "The Pact" • "The Conspiracy" • "The Return of Sandokan" • "The Conquest of Kiltar"
The Tiger Roars Again: "The Rajah's Tigers" • "Moral Trap" • "Attacking the White Rajah" • "Nazima" • "The Head Hunters" • "The Maharajah's Daughter" • "Return to Raimangal" • "The American Cannon" • "Duel to the Death" • "The Stone of Salagraman" • "The Rebel Prisoners" • "Surama, Queen of Assam" • "The Dragon Triad" • "The White Tiger" • "The Fighting Monks" • "The Moving Forest" • "The Attack on the Train" • "Underground in Delhi" • "The Thugs Lose Out" • "The Cells of Calbaran" • "Devil's Island" • "The Defeat of the White Rajah" • "The Sea Cemetery" • "Kiltar Under Attack" • "Kiltar Reconquered" • "The Final Encounter"
The Two Tigers: "Morugan" • "The Blue Monks" • "The Tsunami" • "The Reign of Terror" • "The Pirate King" • "The Evil of Hazra" • "In Nepal" • "The Cathedral of Ice" • "Turgut!" • "The Immortal One" • "The Jade Fox" • "The Conspiracy" • "The Three Golden Arrows" • "Black Devil" • "The Serpent King" • "The Sea of Mud" • "The Yellow Fangs" • "The Hunting" • "Kalisura" • "Eye of the Cobra" • "Narayama" • "The City of Lost Souls" • "The Time Trap" • "The Cave of Kali" • "The Secret of Kondo" • "The Invincible Sword"
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