The ritual was a competition to collect the first egg manutara , ie the pascuense tern or apizarrado tern . This took place after what happened on the islet Motu Nui, where "Hopu manu" (representatives from each clan) waited for some manutara put their first egg of the season; the "Hopu manu" to take the first egg apresuraraba to swim back to Easter Island; Upon arrival, after climbing the cliffs of Orongo , we presented the egg to his sponsor, in front of the judges of Orongo . This gave the title sponsor of Tangata Manu and great power on the island for a year. Many "hopu manu" killed by sharks or falls. The winning clan had certain rights including the collection of eggs and chicks of the islets.