In this mosaic we see the figure of a man on horseback on the ramparts, greeting the rebels from the towns and villages of the Tejeda, converging on Cómpeta. We may identify this figure as being Hernando el Darra, a fact we glean from the text of Mármol, who says he was designated leader and captain general, and adds that he was held in high esteem because in Moorish times his ancestors had been mayors and magistrates of Frigiliana.
Of the key figures, Hernando el Darra is the most representative of the rebellion in Bentómiz. If Alwacir stood out as a political leader, el Darra by contrast was the outstanding military figure. He was the indisputable warrior and strategist, who following his installation at a ceremony in Cómpeta, as commander in chief, assumed complete control of the disposition of the defensive forces. Hernando had spent several years living in Cómpeta, as Frigiliana had become depopulated around 1560.
We do know that prior to the outbreak of the rebellion, el Darra had gone into hiding to avoid the very real possibility that, together with Alwacir, he would be summoned to appear in court at Velez.
After the defeat of Frigiliana, he fought in the Alpujarras, later returning o Bentómiz with seven thousand fighting men, according to Mármol, although this figure may well have been exaggerated. He put Alfarnatejo to the torch, defeated the authorities at Cómpeta and Torrx, and attacked the outlying areas of Velez. He then attempted to cross to Africa from Maro, without success as Don Antonio de Luna destroyed the boats which had been built in readiness. He returned to the Alpujarras where once again he met with defeat; it has not been possible to determine whether he ever did succeed in reaching the Maghreb.