Outside the village there was a great rock, this was the alter of the great magic Te Tahi O Te Rangi. His magic was known throughout the island although he only used it for good.
He slept in
His presence brought fear to the people even so much so they plotted to kill him, but it was forbidden to shed the blood of a great tohunga like Te Tahi O te Rangi himself.
They ditched him
They reached the volcanic island of Whakaari(white island) and began to hunt the birds, they got a good lot that day and went to sleep. Te Tahi O Te Rangi slept a distance from the others for he was tired
He used his powers
The next morning he slept in and there was nobody in sight.
Te Tahi O Te Rangi looked into the horizon to see that the rest of the tribe paddling away. They left Te Tahi O Te Rangi so die on the deserted island with no fresh water, or shelter.
Te Tahi O Te Rangi summoned a great whale to chase after his sabotaging tribe. members of the tribe died of fright when the saw Te Tahi O Te Rangi riding his whale towards them.