The Long Night of the Dayachi (Italian: La lunga notte dei Dayachi) is the twenty-second episode of the first season (The Tiger of Malaysia) of the animated series, Sandokan.


Sandokan discovers that Brooke smuggles diamonds out of Kiltar through a remote outpost on the Rajang River in the heart of the Borneo jungle. Sandokan and the Tigers set out to find proof that will incriminate the Governor once and for all. At the same time, the Governor himself, accompanied by Guillonk, goes up river to personally check up on the work of his manager, Litang, a rather unsavory Malayan adventurer.

Sandokan’s mission is full of unexpected risks; in fact at first, he must cross the territory of the Dayaks, the tribe that killed his father twenty years before. Their leader, Hyrundo, is the brother of Nasumbata, the cruel Rajah who now sits on the throne of Kiltar. Sandokan hides near Brooke’s outpost during a lunar eclipse, which for the superstitious Dayaks, is an omen of impending disaster. Therefore, when Sandokan is captured by Hyrundo and his men and taken to the village, they are convinced that he is the harbinger of evil. Yanez and the Tigers are concerned when Sandokan does not show up, and set out to find him.

In the meanwhile, Brooke learns about the existence of Hyrundo, the only living witness to his crimes, and plans an attack on the Dayak village in order to kill him. While he is a prisoner of the Dayaks, Sandokan finds out what really happened on that tragic night, twenty years before, and then realizes to his surprise that Hyrundo and his men are in fact true friends. When everything to be resolved, and Yanez and the Tigers are reunited with their Sandokan, Brooke then arrives, and cynically decides that the easiest to solve his problem is to burn down the village.

Sandokan can’t let his new friends die, and with reckless daring, he and Yanez blow up the dam above the valley, so that the flood of water saves the village and sweeps away the Governor and his men. In the end, although Sandokan doesn’t find the diamonds, nor any proof of Brooke’s illegal activity, he is enriched by a new friendship. He returns to Mompracem knowing that in the future, he will be able to count on the help of the brave Dayaks whenever he decides to regain the kingdom of Kiltar.




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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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