PART I. NAMES ARE IMPORTANT

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***A Prologue of Sorts***


NAMES ARE IMPORTANT. THEY ALWAYS ARE...

"He has many names, more than I could count. The Aginid chronicles called him Dimantag which means unbeatable, unconquerable, and unquenchable all at the same time.

His people called him Salip, which roughly translates to "His Highness" in Malay.

The Tausug and Samal-Badjao called him Orang-Laut or "Man of the Sea", for he was the very best sailor they have come upon. While the Bornean Caliphate called him Maas Ilidji for they see old wisdom in his eyes.

Other chieftains called him Kalipulako, and from what I gather it was because of the linen head wrap that he wore during every battle. They say it's red because he soaks it with the blood of those who fell short to his kampilan blade.

His enemies called him a savage, a fool, a pirate, and an insatiable warlord. Maybe he earned it all, but this I know for sure:

To his chiefdom, he was a good leader. To his late wife, he was a good husband. To his only daughter and his many sons, he was a great father. And for me, well, he was simply a good friend.

He's been called many other things, far too many to enumerate. Maybe all of them are true. But a changed man? now, that one is still up for debate---"

By LAM-AG, THE HEADHUNTER FROM THE HIGHLANDS OF MA-YI





***A/N***

This book heavily relies on historical accounts but BY ALL MEANS this is not a Historical Novel. The depiction of characters in this book is not accurate. Most of the characters are product of the author's imagination.

The book is on its FIRST DRAFT. So, expect to find some typos and grammatical errors.

Although, lovely the picture on the cover of this book is not owned by the author. If you want more information about the cover just PM the author .

The story in this book is set in the Pre-Colonial Philippines. Some racial slurs in this book does not reflect the author's view and in no part does he support the negative views.

The book depicts vulgarity and violence and may not be suitable for kids without parental guidance.

Acknowledgement goes to ChantalCruz30 . You have been a great critique reader and I appreciate it.I also want to give a shout out to everyone who bothered to read this mess. I could only give you my sincerest thank you.

I would like to dedicate this to angplumanimhikan . I keep my promises.

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