The group meet Tangaroa in book 5, Against The Tide. He is the wise man of the Hundred Isles and Kalani's grandfather. His spirit animal is an orangutan named Ngaio. Both of them detest leopards, even Uraza! However, he is the only person who knows how to find Mulop. He asked Abeke to run a race against Ngaio in exchange for the info, but instead Abeke saved an orphaned orangutan causing Ngaio to convince the slightly crazy wise man to tell them how to find Mulop.