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Battle of Ohara
Date Started: August 30th, 2020

Date Finished: November 8th, 2020

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Synopsis: Attempting to uncover treasured secrets of the Void Century, a team of Oharan scholars discover a Poneglyph that reveals the secrets of the Ancient Weapons. Unfortunately, during their expedition, Vice-Admiral Kiwashi stumbled upon their research and slaughtered the entire group; indicting their native island to the same fate by calling a Buster Call shortly after. As five Vice-Admirals and a Marine Fleet dispatched to Paradise island, rookie pirates attempted to save the citizens from an untimely demise. Their efforts were all for naught however as the fulfillment Absolute Justice executed scholars and civilians alike. In an unexpected turn of events, the Wukong Pirates emerge causing a battle between the two parties to ensue. During the battle's climax another party emerges, the Libertà Pirates. With three of the world's global powers in one place, the battle ended in a stalemate causing the respective parties to go their own way. Sky Wars continues...
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KamiGuruZeoSparkSamuelGreenawaltFelosr231ImnotfallenSilent XebecEastieMorellaVoltaireScardra246

Cover Story — Viva La Resistance

Carnage and waste engulfs the battlefield as the effects of war reach the skies. Standing along the Island Cloud, Commodore Kami walked through the sea of pirate corpses as one of the renowned Bagua stood before him. "Former Rear Admiral Kujira, it's a shame you've chosen the losing side." Brimming with a newly acquired confidence, Kami stared at his opponent, who once held a rank superior to his own, with a look of certainty, "I'm going to win this fight no matter what!".

"When I heard the Hero's child was leading the resistance, I had to come and see it myself." Gazing around the battlefield, the orca-fishman snickered. "I guess the rumors are true, you really do possess that fruit." Cracking his over-sized hand, he took on a fighting stance. "Unfortunately, even with an invincible power at your disposal, I cannot let you proceed any further. Your trivial rebellion ends here!"

Sound of thunder rumbling echoed as tensions between the two increased. Even if his opponent is a Marine more decorated than himself, there was no chance Kami was going to let this imbecile stand in his way. "It was one of you who scarred her...it was one of you that killed her..." a tear rolled down his cheek. "I promise...revenge!" In that moment, lighting dispatched from his physique and into the conductive ground below, electrocuting the corpses and all those that remained along the Island Cloud.

Doding Kami's attack by leaping upwards, Dick called upon his Marine training to dash through the skies. Although he wasn't sure who Kami was referring to, his inductive skills allowed him to gather Kami had lost someone in this war. "Don't worry, you'll be with her soon!" Taking on a kiba dachi stance, Dick extended his left fist in Kami direction and chanted, "Karakusagawara Seiken!"

Miles away, the Rebels Fleet fled the scene with one of the highly desired "Cloud Dials" they've been searching for. While this may only be the first of many, the singular act of retrieving the dial counts as a victory. Having since grown following Tomoe's death, Marines, Cipher Pol agents and sky rebels alike have joined together to take on the sky empire.

Viva La Resistance

Facts and Fiction

Although the seas are known to be a place of conflict and turmoil, some don't set off to the Grand Line to bask in the blood of their enemies. History and adventure await those who are interested. Thousands of stories are scattered throughout the hundreds of islands and rarely do these narratives operate in a vacuum. Those who seek to uncover the stories and truths are known as Archeologists. Among the many who hold such a status, those of the Ohara are reputed to be the most skilled. Scholars and Archeologists alike have uncovered numerous secret about the past under the guidance of the World Government. But some secrets are meant to remain secrets.

Along the island of Inaroshi, a group of Oharan archeologists navigated through the tombs in order to locate one of the sacred Poneglyph — mysterious steles with history inscribed on them in the form of ancient letters. Although the forbidden by the state to study them, this group has started locating and studying them in secret in order to uncover more about the Void Century.

"We should be close!" Shroom chanted, as he hastily made his way around the many impediments.

"Please don't go too far ahead!" Marine Captain Passme D. Rum chanted, serving as the group's escort. Although he was aware their expeditions weren't entirely legal, Rum has developed a personal interest in the uncovering of World History. Thus, despite this being an unsanctioned quest, he has continued with the group. "There could be boobie traps, so please be careful!!!"

Shroom continued onward with little hesitation. It wasn't that he was being reckless but he knew his experience would keep him out of harms way. Leaping between one weak platform to the next, he could see a light from the distance. "Guys I think I see it!!!" Dashing towards it, Shroom couldn't contain his excitement. "What will you show me today?" Upon ruching the room, he was welcomed by the massive Poneglyph. "Its like falling in love all over again.." he muttered, staring in awe of the steles.

As the group eventually caught up to him, each of the archeologists gathered around in order to read the inscriptions edged into the nigh-indestructible stone.

"Well come on now, I wanna know what it says too!!!" Rum exclaimed, unable to read the text like those in his group. Although visibly calm, Rum had goosebumps along his arms and back as he awaited to hear the chilling words the past wished to share.

Clearing his throat, Shroom chanted aloud.

War and Peace are two sides of the same coin. One is not possible without the other. One does not desire peace without knowing war. However, war does not inherently bring about peace. The price of war is not cheap and will cause many to suffer. The Ancient Weapons, three weapons named after gods, capable of mass destruction. They were created with the purpose to bring about peace but their existence will only bring war. The location..."

"My my, it seems you guys have stumbled upon quite the treasure." Vice-Admiral Kiwashi spontaneously emerged at the scene, behind the group.

"Oh my god it's him!" several members shouted out in glee and happiness. "It's the Warrior of the Sea!" Naturally, all of the archeologists knew of the Hero of the Marines, he's an icon that continuously fills the headlines. To meet the hero in person was definitely a bucket list item for some. "Can I get your autograph!" "Can you do the line?!?" "Marry me!" they all shouted.

But Rum did not share the team's enthusiasm. Don't get it twisted, just like them, Rum is a huge fan, he joined the Marines because of Daisuke's fictional character. However, his appearance here was problematic. It seems the group had forgotten they were researching forbidden text. Was Daisuke here to arrest them? He tried to gaze over at Shroom to alert him to the situation.

But before Rum could even blink, Daisuke appeared directly in front of him. "You have been relieved of your duties." he spoke calmly, before placing his palm on Rum's shoulder, causing him to suddenly disappear. "Now, I'll give you one chance. How many Poneglyphs have you located?"

Fear ran down the spines of all those in the room. A smart bunch, they quickly realized the situation they were in. "W-what did you do to Rum!" one of the female members cried out in fear.

Spontaneously appearing in front of whimpering female archaeologist, the Vice-Admiral swiped his open palm across her face, completely decapitating her in a single slap; her head no where to be found. "I don't like to ask questions twice." he yawned, as her corpse fell to the ground.

Screams of terror echoed throughout the tombs. Death weighed heavy on their minds. "We're all gonna die!" they quickly realized they were criminals Daisuke is known for catching. Each of their fight or flight responses triggered. Some tried to go at the Vice-Admiral in order to avenge their comrades, while others attempted to escape, fearing for their own lives. Shroom couldn't do either. Falling to his knees, his mind shattered as he witnessed all he's worked for slowly start to vanish. "What have I done?" Gazing upwards, he witnessed the horrendous sight.

One by one, Daisuke targeted and executed each of the other members of the squad. Blood, screams and tears tried to break through the walls but to no avail. Was the hero always this cruel? Every other creature within the vicinity of the conflict of the massacre scattered. Could this really be heroic justice?

Shroom barely remained upright as he watched as his closest friends and family slaughtered like pigs. "N-n-n-no...stop..." he tried to cry out, but his words were drowned out by the screams of those around him. Shroom couldn't help but think, "Should I have stopped?" Should I have never started this quest?" Paralyzed with dozens of different emotions, his troubled eyes struggled to look upwards at the blonde man towering above.

"So you must be the leader then. Good. I thought I may have killed you which would have been a total drag because I still need an answer." Grabbing Shroom by the collar of his shirt with his left hand, Daisuke placed his right palm along the forehead of the archeologist. However, unlike the other who met immediate death upon meeting the Marine's palm, a paw bubble dispatched from Shroom's head and steadily grew larger. "Based on your appearance you're in no state to answer any of my questions. So I'll just do us both a favor and get them myself." With the power of his fruit, Daisuke can propel concepts and intangibles out of people's bodies, including memories. Behind Shrooms lifeless body were his recollections.

"That should do it." Daisuke spoke, tossing the lifeless body of Shroom aside as he approached the paw bubble. "Now let's see what ya know." Walking into the bubble, all of Shroom's memories entered Daisuke's mind, allowing him to uncover the unsolicited truth. "I see, this has been going on for years then." Prepared to report back to base, Daisuke suddenly realized what needed to be done. Snickering, instead of looking at his wrist to contact base with his personal Den Den Mushi, the Hero of the Marines reached into his pocket and withdrew a different transponder snail, a golden one. "This just keep getting better and better." Clicking the top button, Daisuke gave the command. "I'm announcing a Buster Call on the Island of Ohara!"

Dispatch

A loud alarm echoed from the Silver Den Den Mushi in Marine Headquarters, Marineford. "A Buster Call?" Napoleon, the retired Vice-Admiral in-charge of dispatching troops, surprisingly realized. "Daisuke what have you done?" he muttered in shock before regaining his composure and handling protocol. Dashing to the next station, Ginrisu reached the transponder snail that connected to the Vice-Admirals. "This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. All Vice-Admirals within a close proximity to the island of Ohara, please announce your name and current location. Marine Headquarters has issued a Buster Call on the Island of Ohara."


In a Marine battleship sailing from the Ilusia Kingdom, Vice-Admiral Zero D. Echo can be seen sitting down after coming from a pirate-routing mission when she heard the call. "This is Zero D. Echo and I'm currently sailing away from the Ilusia Kingdom after answering a request to route troublesome pirates. Ohara isn't too far off where I am and I'll be closing in soon." said Echo. She then starts to speak up to the other Marines on the ship announcing the news.

"Listen up! Marine HQ has just issued a Buster Call on the island of Ohara! You lazy slacks better get yourselves in gear and prepare to exact justice upon it!" shouted Echo to the the Marines who quickly then did as they told and start to prepare for the upcoming Buster Call. As Echo sat back down, Echo recieves another call upon her transponder snail. Knowing who it is, she picks it up quickly. "Inari, I had a feeling you'd be calling me soon." said Echo.

As it turns out, the man named Inari is actually Marine Admiral Fermi who was currently located in Mary Geoise who is doing his usual walk around the whole area. "Then, you should have known why I called. I'm glad they finally decided to wipe out that cursed country. Those archaeologists were becoming too much of a nuisance and it was troublesome if they continued to do what they do. This is your first Buster Call so make sure you do an acceptable job. It's time to rid this world of Ohara and show the true might of the World Government!" said Fermi. "Yes sir Inari!" said Echo as the transponder snail hangs up.


On a battleship called the MFS Virginia,a ship cladded in steel armor with some diamond parts in it. Smith W. Edward,aka Vice Admiral Iceberg, was seen there on the front reading his personal holy bible and thinking to himself when suddenly the call came in.

"SIR VICE ADMIRAL ICEBERG SIR!!" A fellow marine runs towards the Vice Admiral,"What are your orders?"

"No need to be that formal Captain Armistead." Iceberg says,"I heard the call,get the other marines ready and get themselves set up on the guns and set sail for Ohara."

"YES SIR!!!" Armistead says,"What about you sir."

"Stay here and meditate on my bible,I will." Iceberg says,"And maybe think about my horses." He says as he stays there crisscrossed on the bow of Virginia with his bible on his lap."Once I know more of this situation,I will be strategizing."

"But sir! You haven't answered the call yet!" Armistead says handing out the den den mushi to Iceberg.

"This is Vice Admiral Smith W. Edward at about....where are we Captain?" Iceberg just whispers.

"Uhh,within 5 miles to Drum Island." Armistead answers.

"I am at within 5 miles to Drum." Iceberg says,"I will be coming in to Ohara shortly." Iceberg then hangs up the call and gives it back to Armistead,"Let's hope this can go quickly."

"Same here Iceberg." Armistead says,"HEY ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!!" He then shouts out onto the ship.


On one of the most beautiful ships to ever set sail in the Grand Line, a man that stands above most of his peers, his two trainees, and a mysterious man sail towards Sabaody Archipelago. The stress and anxiety can be felt through the air of the control room as marine captains Abel and Fugo make their way to train with the renown marine, Kaguya Mitsuki also known as Taketori.

“So, boys! Do you guys have any idea what makes a good marine?” The two boys pondered for a while until Abel answered. “Do what’s right in the name of justice, at least that’s my interpretation, sir”. Fugo would nod and say his own answer. “Justice can be many things, the wrong type of justice can result in even more damage then what had already been done”. Mitsuki was silent for a bit. “Both of you are correct, I suppose. It’s all up to the marine, but genuinely it’s our job to protect those who cannot protect themselves. As long as you understand these simple fundamentals, you can work off them and follow your own paths”. They both nod and say “Yes sir” in unison

At the entrance of the control room stands the man known as The Wondering One. “Excuse me sir, but would you know who crafted such a magnificent vessel. The perfectly sculpted figurehead and the detail are absolutely stunning”. Mitsuki would turn around and see the man. “Oh, Cartaphilus. You can ask the boy over there for more detail, I didn’t know them myself but they were a great couple”. Mitsuki then points at Abel who is standing beside Fugo, waving at Cartaphilus. “Yes, this vessel was created by my parents, they spent their whole lives created this ship so I try my best to take care of it”. Cartaphilus would think for a second before answering. “Would it be Adam and Eve, if that’s the case then this ship would be Adam’s Eve. Am I correct?”. Abel would be absolutely stunned that Cartaphilus would know who his parents were with just that little information. “Yes, you are correct. May I ask how you could know that, I mean they were pretty known but you got it in an instant”. Cartaphilus would walk over to Abel and put his right hand on his shoulder. “As sir Mitsuki said, they were a great couple. I am truly sorry for your losses, I met them ones while getting supplies for their ship. They told me of their two little boys but I wouldn’t think that one of them would stray towards evil”. A tear would roll down Abel’s left eye. “I didn’t think that either”

Suddenly, out of nowhere, the command that Napoleon had sent out, echoed throughout the entire ship. Mitsuki’s demeanour would completely change. “Everyone man your decks, you heard the man. Abel, Fugo, you two come with me and Cartaphilus, you better write this down”. Every man and woman on that ship would race to get the ship ready while clones of Mitsuki would sprout from the ground to help. “Alright, boys! As ordered by Napoleon, we have been summoned to a buster call. You know what this means so get ready!”. Mitsuki would scream this as he went onto the deck of the ship. Right behind him were Abel and Fugo. “Sorry sir, but aren’t this a little too high rank for us to participate in”. Abel would say while Mitsuki would turn around and look the boys right in their eyes. “You learn more experiencing then you do just hearing about it. Now, stop talking and follow me”


On an island not long away from the island of Ohara, Vice-Admiral Ken Buki was fighting against a beast known as the Dragon King. As the fight went on, a snail could be seen rushing towards Ken. Ken dashed away from the beast and took the snail in his hand and said "Yes, what is it?". The message of the upcoming buster call was heard through the Den Den Mushi and Ken’s face changed into a more serious look. "A buster call?!" said Ken as he easily sliced off the head of the so-called Dragon King, Ken was apparently holding back his true power.

"Men we have to go, it's important!" shouted Ken to the other marines watching the fight and followed it up with. "And leave the beast’s body, we have no time to put it on the ship"

"But we can’t just leave the corpse on the island sir?" said a member of the marines. "Do I have to say things twice now?!" shouted Ken. The marine quickly followed up with "N-no sir"

As the Vice-Admiral and his fellow marines were sailing towards Ohara, one of the marines went up to Ken and asked "So, are we gonna use it?"

"I hope so, it has taken me years to finish it" Said Ken as he turned over to a massive cannon on the main deck of the ship. "Just pray to god it works" whispered the Vice-Admiral as they sailed away from the island and towards their destination.


The sound of metal clashing against metal was heard as Vice Admiral Louise Elizabeth was blocking all the attacks his younger brother, Captain Louise Arthur was sending her way! The sparks of their blades were surrounding the air around them as a young haired Marine Commander {{Salvatore Vladimir]] Watched on.

"To slow little brother," Elizabeth says with a sly grin on her face "Don't worry though. You can count on big sis to make you plenty strong." She then proceeds to kick Arthur away and make him crash through a tree!"Oh, did i hurt you Arthie? I'm sorry."

Arthur sprung forward now with his blades coated with his haki! He charged in with both daggers! "I'm a Marine Captain! Don't call me that anymore!" He yelled not accepting his sister humiliating him! He jumped up and aimed both daggers downward!

"Now, now" Elizabeth chuckles as he side stepped and kicked Arthur again. "You shouldn't be so hasty to attack from above you know. Only do so when you know for sure it won't back fire like just now."

Suddenly the red hair commander appeared between the two. "Vice admiral it appears your Den Den Mushi is going off." He then hands over the little purple snail to Elizabeth.

"Hello? Oh? A Buster Call huh?" Elizabeth says with a much more calm, less friendly upbeat voice. "I see, i'll head right over. Thank you for the opportunity to deliver justice." She then hangs up the small snail and looks at the young Marines. "Have either of you ever been a part of a Buster Call before?" Elizabeth asks with an eerily calm voice.

In sync the two boys replied with a quick "no".

"I see, then come with me." She then picks up a unique black version of the Marine jacket with the word Justice on it. "It's the ultimate form of justice. So you two who want to be admirals need to be a part of this." The three Marines approach Elizabeth's massive battleship. "Your world is about to change seeing this."

With five Vice-Admirals answering the call to duty, Ginrisu rushed back to his original seat and began to manage the Den Den Mushi system. Bringing the five over to a single, private line, Ginrisu communicated to the compatriots. "We are now on private connection separate from the other Vice-Admirals. Please use this line and this alone to communicate amongst yourselves." Swallowing the saliva cultivating in his mouth, he continued. "I will now be patching in Fleet Admiral Heiwa where she will share some words." Feeling any more of an introduction would've been unnecessary, he muted himself but remained on the line to hear what words the moderator of justice had to say to her troops who were about to partake in mass-genocide.

"We are not defined by what we say but what we do." Fleet Admiral abruptly spoke, alerting everyone that she had finally joined. "The burden we carry as Marine Officers will never be truly appreciated or acknowledged. But we do not do this for the praise or the glory. We are peacekeepers. We are the primary defense between prosperity and anarchy. We prevent worldwide catastrophes and eliminate evil." she paused, her voice was heavy as if this wasn't something she wanted to do but knew had to be done. "Despite our intentions being both righteous and solemn, it does not make this act any easier. I would like to thank each and every one of you for taking on this burden without hesitation. Although the masses might take you for granted, I most certainly do not." she repeated herself to emphasize her gratitude. "Thank you for your service."

An uncanny silence fell onto the chat as the Fleet Admiral's words clearly carried some weight. But before long, the Chivalrous Knight broke the silence with a new, rejuvenated tone. "Vice-Admiral Kiwashi will be dispatching the subordinate ships once each of you are within nine clicks of Ohara. The island's defenses are noted to be minimal so I doubt you'll meet any serious resistance." All Vice-Admirals are debriefed on the specifics of a Buster Call so there was no need to discuss the trivialities. Thus, she pivoted to the elephant in the room. "Although there's no evidence supporting that the Wukong Pirates have anything to do with this, the fact remains the war may spill over." she paused to see if anyone had some slick comments or doubts. "Thus, we advise each of your fleets to organize a small groups to act as scouts in order to not only alert the rest of us but also protect yourselves from ambushes."

With time of the essence, Heiwa concluded with the following. "Please, make sure you comeback alive. It'd be quite unfortunate to see any of the next generation of leadership fall."

Everyone that was on Echo's ship were at silence from hearing her words but were quickly motivated after hearing the rest of the message. Echo was shaking her fist not in frustration but in motivation especially knowing how much she sides with Justice and knows that failure is indeed not an option and knows she would do anything it takes to accomplish the mission. Even if it results in casualties. "Understood ma'am! I promise we will carry out this Buster Call effectuality in the name of Justice! We will be reaching Ohara very soon!" shouted Echo was she responded to Heiwa's message. Echo then directs her messages toward the other Vice Admirals heading toward Ohara as well. "That goes for you too maggots! You lot better get there posthaste and make sure this gets carried out effectually! Failure isn't an option! Did I make myself clear?" shouted Echo in her usual, drill sergeant-like personality.

In the captain's quarters of the Adam's Eve sad vice-admiral Kaguya Mitsuki and had just listened to Echo's words. "You're not the one in command, Echo. We all know the mission, we all know the intent, and we all know our duty. Remember that, maggot!" Mitsuki let his word sink in for a second and wanted to thank Heiwa for her words. "Oh, and Heiwa thanks for the lovely message. I hope you doing well." He then directed his message towards an old friend. "Did I by any chance hear Ken Buki, how are you doing my friend. It's been a while, and how are the kids"

"How about you calm yourself there Echo, not all of us are here to listen to someone bark orders when they're still in the same rank as the rest." Elizabeth began, "Last thing i need is to hear your god awful voice talk and talk. Mitsuki relax there too, you're both equally annoying." She spoke with no threats yet each word could slit throats. Elizabeth showed her confidence yet still remaining true to her calmer nature. "Try not to screw around and get this over with, things like these have no reason to drag on any longer than they should." she spoke with her tone not changing in the slightest, yet in her heart she hid the pain of what was to come. Her faith in Justice and Peace is truly strong almost unbreakable yet, she does not enjoy or look forward to what is to come.

"You kids are always arguing with each other." Iceberg says,"To put it this way my younger Vice Admirals here, Duty then is the sublimest word in the language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less. So may I remind you all kindly of doing your duty. I know me and my crew will be making sure we do our duty. Thank you Miss Heiwa for the message as a reminder also." Iceberg spoke with care for his younger ones,knowing he has to be a good example of what a marine Vice Admiral should be.

"As per usual the oldest is the wisest." Elizabeth says and looks at her younger brother. "The rest of you should take note and try to be this level of calm. We're the younger generation yet we have even younger individuals looking to us for leadership. So try to set a better example."

"Bah, we don't have time for being "calm" and "wise'. We are here to exact Justice and wipe out this troublesome island! Younger generation or not, I'm going by what Inari always told me and that is to do our jobs not matter what! No offense but you privates have nothing on a Marine Admiral so forgive me if I don't take these words to heart. Anyone who has a weak will can turn your damn ships around! Speaking to you private Elizabeth! I can sense that you're against doing this but you wouldn't last in war with that kind of thinking. Someone needs to whip you back into shape missy!" shouted Echo who was clearly upset at what Elizabeth said about her earlier.

"Here she goes, the most undeserving loud mouth among the Vice Admirals. Of course I am upset, only pathetic animals like you can do this without being upset. And just like any other animal this mentality of yours will simply lead you to an early grave when hunted down by a superior force. Excuse me for being born with reason and thought, raised to believe what is good and evil unlike a woman who's only a marine because of her training and abuse from a pirate. Maybe if you were equally strong spiritually as you are with your boastful running mouth I wouldn't have to waste my breath speaking to you in this way. Why don't you try and make yourself useful and get ready for what's to come instead of talking with that filthy mouth of yours, pathetic animal."

Iceberg is facepalming himself between Elizabeth and Echo speaking,"We are among the highest ranks in the marine force,yet we don't know how to work together and let our differences aside. I beg when we are doing our duty that we don't let these differences get in the way of our mission." He then sighs then says,"How about a normal conversation huh? How are you two doing?"

Echo simply smirks being amused at what Elizabeth said to her just now. She also rolls her eyes at what Iceberg said and she simply looks forward toward her destination before speaking again. "If you got that much to say, then you better show how capable you are. My way of thinking is from Inari himself. If you don't like how I do things, then you're more than free to take it up with him. I can't promise you that he wouldn't vaporize you on the spot. And doing just peachy old man." said Echo as she uttered that last line sarcastically.

"Do you think I fear such a hateful man? When you've faced a Yonko on your own and lived maybe you can talk so tough instead of holding on to your sugar daddies coat. Until then please know your place as the un-caged animal you are, just like that over confident Admiral you adore so much."

A vein appeared on Echo's head mainly from Elizabeth disrespecting Fermi like that. She was then able to speak in a calmer but frustrated tone. "Once we wipe Ohara from existence, I'll be coming after you next. I hope you like spending the rest of your life as a statue you fifthly maggot." said Echo as her eyes suddenly turned more snake-like that was semi-hidden behind her shades.

"Oh? Did I strike a nerve batgirl? Or should I say Garden Snake? Maybe I should call you what you really are, just a tiny over confident worm? How's that? I think it suits you perfectly. After all, the oly thing lower than the dirt i stand on are worms like you." Elizabeth says with a giggle to her voice.

"Garden Snake?! You just sealed your fate you maggot! I hope you cherish the last moments of your pathetic life!" shouted Echo angrily but is soon approached by an older man that was sitting in the shadows. This man was very tall and had crimson hair with a scar over his right eye. He was named Raizo who is a member of Cipher Pol that worked closely with Echo when she was part of the organization and keeps on close contact with her. Although he does follow the same strict values, even a hardened man like him has his honor and knows when situations must be taken seriously.

"Listen Echo, I can feel your frustration but this is rather pointless to argue. We are here simply to patriciate in the Buster Call, wipe out Ohara, and be done. We have a lot of other problems once the job is done as I am sure there may be some repercussions from this. The both of you need to listen to Sir Iceberg and put aside this petty argument. Once this Buster Call and this war is done with and you two are still alive after all of this, feel free to kill each other as much you may want. Of course, I'd personally don't want that since you're both valuable assets to the Marines." said Raizo.

Echo could only grumble under her breath before her eyes go back to normal. "Fine but she better not get in my way..." said Echo.

A loud crunching sound can be heard from Mitsuki's end of the call as he bites down on an apple. "It's kinda funny to think that you two are vice-admirals. Like just think about it, such children and we are supposed to be the role models for a lot of marines. I still don't know how you guys got such a high rank but Iceberg, you earned it my man." His voice muffled with the continued munching of the apple.

"And here we go after dealing with the horrid screeches of the worm Echo, not I must deal with the disgusting sound of a pig chewing while on a call. I reached the rank at my age because unlike you who gorges yourself while talking, I get results. I put out criminals back and forth and do so while training promising Captains who if all things continue are soon to be promoted. Doing my part to create exemplary future Marine leaders. While you've done what? Finish a buffet or two?"

"Like you're any better Mitsuki you apple-munching maggot! And you just had to bring me back into this huh Elizabeth?! After this, you both are on my radar so you best have your guards up!" shouted Echo.

Raizo simply had a look of defeat on his face and facepalms. "Well, I tried. At least they're motivated to say the least..." said Raizo who sat back down.

"Ohhhh noooo, I'm so scared. I'm on her 'radar'. Oh the fear, oh the agony, how will I ever manage. Go get your green daddy if you want to make me feel 'threatened' if not, keep that bug eating mouth of yours shut, Ya filthy animal."

"Promising Captains you say. I was on my way to Sabaody Archipelago to train my own captains in Rokushiki but can you even do that. I mean, I have never seen or heard of you ever using it so I guess not. I bet you can't even use Geppo. Also Echo, please shut your mouth. The more you speak, the more I get annoyed. If you want to fight then come and meet me at Sabaody Archipelago in three days, if you can make it."

A Thousand Words

History is shaped by the victors. This undeniable fact remains constant as time travels onward and civilizations rise and fall. Those who have the power, have the ability to manipulate the narrative and thus, influence the masses. And in some cases, entire cultures and systems can become extinct. However, in other instances, sometimes the loser manages to sneak in a quick jab, leaving a piece of evidence that may provide clarity as to the reality of the past. The Oharans wish to uncover the secrets of the past that have been covered up for centuries. Although the World Government sanctioned research the deliberately prohibited research into the "Void Century", a period that many few know anything about. But you know humanity, even though you know the devil is tempting you, doesn't make the apple any less tempting.

The tidal waves crashed along the shore of small island, capable of sustaining only a small tribe worth of people. Although, what the Oharans lack in numbers they compensate for in knowledge. Centuries of history of different cultures, species and systems that all remain within the Ancient Tree. Archeologists of different age and backgrounds come to provide the tree with more sustenance. But sometimes, the less academically inclined stumble upon the island...

"And who are you, may I ask?" An old yet chiseled fellow welcomed the visitor along the dock. "This place isn't for fighting or bloodshed but dialogues and wordplay, are you sure you're in the right place." Clearly noticing this man wasn't of the most academically rigorous of backgrounds.

"Uhhh..." Already not off to the best start at defending his intelligence with his long stall. "To be honest we kind of just got lost, hahaha! But we don't mean to cause any of you all trouble. Honestly I'd like to learn more about he world, if you're up for teaching me a few things. Hahaha!"

The old man although dubious of strangers, especially those of such rough and tough background, sensed the young man was telling the truth and thus put his faith in his gut. "Alright then, you're welcome to take from the Tree of Knowledge but before thou can receive one must be willing to give." Extending his arms outward, he expected Musashi to hand him some sort of valuable knowledge he's attained thus far throughout his journey. "If you don't have anything on you, we can have someone record any knowledge you're willing to share."

"R-right!" He then looked back at the short young lady with jet black hair and robotic arms approached and handed him a book. "This isn't much really, it's a small journal we've been keeping a track of what we've seen." The young red haired boy took he journal and walked toward the old man. "I am Musashi Sir, it's a pleasure to meet you. If you need more from us I'm more than willing to share some more if need be."

Upon receiving the book, the old man skimmed through the pages. "Even if you go to same place, every narrative has a unique perspective that holds a whole new mindset. We appreciate you adding another leaf." Closing the book a bird swooped down and apprehended Musashi's property. "We'll return this once it's been properly recorded." the old man spoke, turning his massive body indicating that the gang of pirates were permitted entry. "My name is Bopo Mako, I'm the guardian of Ohara. Hopefully your visit is fruitful." he welcomed the crew.

The island wasn't large but it was indeed active. Dozens of owls swirled and hovered around the tree of knowledge as archeologist old and young navigated through the tiny island.

"A samurai from Wano?!?!?" A young girl no older than the beginning of her adolencency commented on Musashi's attire. "I thought it was strictly forbidden for a samurai to defect from Wano. Just my look I found one stupid enough to do it!" she joyfully cheered assessing Musashi's make-up.

"Hahaha! To be fair it was kind of a pain to leave the island. It cost us our navigator's left arm and the ship we were using to escape. We just got lucky someone nearby the island offered to help us out." Musashi said with a grin as he removed his sword from his side and handed it to the same young lady as earlier. "This is my crew The Rōshigumi Pirates. Some of us are from Wano and if there are any questions any of us are happy to answer them."

A long red haired young man walked forward, he was wearing a full slick black suit and fedora to match it. His eyes were an odd mix of gentle and aggressive as he looked around the people and island itself. "You mind if I ask, You guys got any good food around here? Between me and the Captain we kind of finished the food on the ship."

"Introduce yourself properly before speaking to new people ya red head idiot." A slim young man with two sword scabbards in his hands ordered. He was wearing much more traditional samurai robes and attire than Musashi did. Yet unlike Musashi this man exuded an serious more demanding vibe.

"R-right," The long red haired man said before thinking "I swear to god sometimes I want to kick his ass." He hen smiled, "I am Elio Alessandro, it's a pleasure to meet you all."

The young girl, who goes by the name Nico Rosa, eyes began to sparkle and mouth began to drool as more and more revelations became apparent. "Two sword-style, robotic arms, a fedora!" she couldn't contain her excitement. Realizing she's the first to come across this group of young pirates she realized she needed to capitalize on the situation. "I can provide you guys with some food but you'll have to provide me some answers." she commented, believing in the process of equivalent exchange. "Do we have a deal?"

Hearing this both Musashi and Alessandro had a small trail of drool come out of their mouths after hearing the offer. They both then nodded in agreement as neither could resist the offer.

"Looks like this girl knows these guy's natural weaknesses." The jet black haired girl adds in. "If you have any maps or something I can study I'll be more than up to tell you whatever I can."

Rosa scoffed at the question. "Do we have any maps." Rosa indicated that the group should follow her before taking them to the place to quench their hunger. Walking in the tree of knowledge, the collective was welcomed by a massive globe with all of the planet's satellites present as well. "Over 250 nations and counting. We've had plenty of navigators even from the illustrious island of Glasteria contribute to this piece." She allowed the group to sit in awe of the large display. Truly anyone who sought adventure would find such a piece mesmerizing.

Musashi's eyes widened to the massive, breathtaking view in front of him. He had spent much of his life hungry to see the world and adventure was what he's been chasing. "This place is amazing, I never thought the world to be so big! So many islands marked all over!" Musashi couldn't help but think to himself while gazing at everything.

"Would anyone mind if I go study those maps? I promise I'll tell you everything I can but I really want to look around and just...wow!"

The crew as a whole were just overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of the tree of knowledge. Each having their own reasons and their own wants, just overtaken by this sight.

But amidst of the group's admiration of the globe, a voice poised with fear and urgency grew louder and louder, catching the attention of all of those within the library. "YOU MUST EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY, PLEASE!" a middle aged man yelled, while being chased the guard who welcomed the group of pirates not too long ago.

"If you do not stop, I'll be forced to take you down by force!" Mako yelled preparing to lance at the swifty man who's managed to circumvent him thus far.

Before Mako could apprehend the man, the swift kunoichi, Ahma immediately appeared between the two with her palms opened ready to catch either of them if they were to continue. Both Alessandro and Christiaan quickly dash to wards the man's left and right side in case he were to continue to run away.

"Mako could you please lower your weapon? Like you said 'This place isn't for fighting or bloodshed but dialogues and wordplay', my crew are more than happy to keep the man here but doesn't your curious mind wonder what would drive a man to come in yelling to such a sacred place with people chasing behind him?" Musashi said as he instinctively tried to reach for his sword but remembered he handed them over earlier. "If you don't mind I'd like to know, it seems like he's rather genuine about the news."

"Musashi, I must ask you to order your men to back-off. This man is an intruder, not worthy of your protection. If you don't address them immediately I'll be required to carry on-ward." Mako exclaimed, plotting his next moves in case things do indeed turn for more aggressive terms.

Raising his hands in a frantic yet apologetic manner, Jiyuu immediately responded all whist attempting to catch his breath. "Pl-please, please wait!!" I'm not here to steal or invade..." he panted desperately, his voice echoed throughout the massive shrub. After taking a moment to catch his breath, his voice caught the entire room's attention. "Ohara is the target of a Buster Call!!!!"

Silence had taken the room as such an absurd notion couldn't be possible, right? Ohara is a nation comprised of those interested in compiling wealth, they're no threat to the World Government. Amidst of the mental disarray, the Executive Librarian Professor Heisenberg questioned the validity of the distraught young man's claim. "What evidence do you have to support your proclamation?"

Weary to reveal his ability to crowd but motivated by the gravity of the situation, Jiyuu began to explain...


As currents of different parts of Paradise converge, as do marine vessels navigating to commence the onslaught. Several of the five lead warships began to sail in parallel as they embarked to Ohara. However, before the vessels could go any further, an unexpected barrier prevented them from proceeding. None other than a marine ship, albeit much smaller than those its confronting, remained their path.

"Please, Vice-Admiral's don't do it!!!" Captain Rum cried out, speaking into the main line shared by marines within a certain proximity. "This is Captain Rum and you can't commit genocide on an entire civilization due to intellectual curiosity! The Oharans are innocent and should not slaughtered like pigs! This isn't Justice!" Unlike his peers, Rum was teleported to Marine Headquarters upon Kiwashi's rival. Upon hearing the announcement, he rushed to seas to intercept as many of the Vice-Admirals as possible. "I beg you protest the order!" Rum voiced to his fellow compatriots.

Echo merely adjusts her shades in disappointment after hearing his pleas. "Even if we wanted to stop this, we cannot. The Buster Call gets issued, and we carry out the orders. Nothing more, nothing less. Those fools should've think twice before researching things that could lead to the end of the world. So no, we cannot carry out this order and I know some maggots here may second-guess themselves but they better think again. Justice doesn't discriminate, you better remember that private. And if you try to stop us, rest assured I won't hold anything back." said Echo with a very serious tone in her voice.

Elizabeth looks down solemnly before taking hold if the den den Mushi, "I'm sorry Captain Rum but these orders cannot be ignored or disobeyed." She began, "If we the Marines have found out what they've been up to, then the Yonko are not too far behind. Better we eliminate this possible threat between them and Ohara here and now. You're still young and have probably never even met those Emperors yourself, but they should not have the chance to gain critical information." Her voice became much mores serious, "as much as I truly hate pointless death...if one island must be erased for the sake of hundreds of islands all over the world, then it is sadly a price needed to be paid." She then set the snail down and looked at Arthur, "if the need comes, please handle him brother."

Arthur bowed down to Elizabeth, "of course my Vice Admiral, anything you say."

"Rum you bastard, you know what will happen if you go against orders. Especially those from Kiwashi!" says Mitsuki and looks over at Cartaphilus. "I'll recommend you to step down and surrender, It's not too late. If not, I will make sure to let your family known of your sacrifices and I will take you down myself. I hope I made myself clear." he says and sets the den den mushi down.

Cartaphilus walks over to Mitsuki and says, "You regret it, don't you. This is not your first time, I can feel the passion in your words and the slight tremor in your voice." Mitsuki sits down and looks at Cartaphilus. "I did what I did for justice, I did it so my kids could live a life in peace and prosperity. And I'll happily do it again."

Iceberg was silent for a moment,thinking,but then answers,"Mr.Rum,I am genuinely sorry,but orders are orders. Ever since my son has become a pirate,I have been looking at what's right and wrong. And let me tell you something,just because you're on another side,it doesn't mean you're wrong. But the way I view it is that,if we don't destroy this,we'll be having history repeat itself by a global disaster because of an island had vast knowledge that other islands didn't have. So in order to protect the world from another disaster, we shall do it in the name of Justice, cause true justice doesn't happen to us, it happens for the next generation."

Rum had hoped one, at least one of the Vice-Admirals would answer his plea. One would see that they are not abiding to justice but rather allowing injustice. That sacrificing the lives of any civilians, those the Marines are sworn to protect, is never worth it. That a nation is nothing without its people. But it seemed once you reach a certain rank in the Marines, you become a blind follower to the code of Absolute Justice. "Vice-Admirals, I joined the Marines to protect those who can't protect themselves. Just as you guys have made it abundantly clear you will carry out your order no matter what, I must follow what I believe no matter the cost.

Leaving the command center of the ship, Rum made his way to the deck of the ship where the Vice-Admirals could see his declaration. "I will not allow you to proceed any further!" he yelled, his voice somehow managing to make the distance. "If you want to pass you'll have to kill me!" his face took a determined look. Settling into a well-balanced stance, Rum awaited his challengers. Despite the considerable discrepancy in rank, he knew any time gained here could be time the Oharans have to escape. "I'll see you guys soon..."

"Hmph...what a fool...If he is willing to lay down his life in this foolish quest, then so be it." said Echo with a look of annoyance on her face as Raizo stands back up upon hearing what Rum had to say.

"No. All of us are the fools. Every single one of us. We each have our own brand of Justice we follow by. Of course there will be those that won't agree with another's view of Justice. Rum is just going by what he feels right and I'm not going to call him "foolish" for what he wants to believe. He may be still a fool that is willing to put himself in the line of fire like that but I respect what he stands by. I may be in Cipher Pol and not truly afflicted with the Marines themselves so I don't really have a full say in this, but I'm just giving you what I feel about it." said Raizo.

"Dammit Raizo, the point is that the Buster Call must be carried out and if this fool of a Marine thinks he can stop it, he is dead wrong. I never expected any compassion from a cold-blooded assassin like you." said Echo.

Raizo sighs heavily before speaking again. "Of course I know the Buster Call cannot be stopped once it is initiated. And trying to stop it head on is just asking for a death wish. However, I'm just letting you know that there are those that will suffer for this and you shouldn't call someone a fool for doing their job of protecting and innocents. That is all." said Raizo as he sat back down.

Echo was at silence for a few moments before speaking again. "Like I said before, Justice doesn't discriminate." said Echo before addressing the other Vice Admirals. "Listen up, if any of you have any sense to stop this guy, well then we shall do so. Those that don't have the will may fall back but rest assured there will be consequences for doing so."

Elizabeth grabbed the string that holds her weird to her side and tightens it before walking towards the front of her ship. "Arthur, you'll be coming along with me. Vladimir make sure we don't like any speed, " she then grabs the den den mushi the vice admirals were using "if you're headed to take in Rum, remember that he'd a criminal now, a traitor. But even traitors deserve to be met with justice so at least try to arrest him before the need to kill him."

Both Arthur and Elizabeth used geppo to leave their ships and head towards Rum!

Iceberg sighed and then says,"Well,shall we fight together as admirals or what?" He says as he pulls out his mighty hammer. He taps it along the ground."Listen Rum,we know your form of Justice dissents with our form of justice,but if you're going to be in the way of your superiors. You shall be killed,but with justice,so we'll arrest you and give you a fair chance like young Elizabeth is telling us." He then turns over to Armistead,"Stay here,if you want to be one of us these days,you must know what we go through."

"Yes sir." Armistead says as he's somewhat uneasy on how to feel about the VA's fighting Rum.

Mitsuki wasn't going to be the last leaving his ship and engaging with Rum, quickly walking over to the edge and using geppo to jump off while looking back. "Abel and Fugo stay here, I wouldn't want my two prime boys to get all hurt." He says while smiling and turning around, speeding up. His goal was to get to Rum first, using his devil fruit to pin him down before the other vice-admirals could do any significant damage to the man or his pride.

Thinking to himself, "I pray to whoever is on top listening that this man will make it out alive. He's a good man and doesn't deserve the punishment that he's about to get." Mitsuki then speeds up again as he sees his fellow marines making their way towards Rum.

"I won't go down without a fight!" Rum proud fully chanted as two vice-admirals and one subordinate rushed out with blitzing speed. A tactical fighter at heart, Rum knew there wasn't really any sustainable options given the number of opponents and the difference in power. However, winning isn't the objective. Deter and occupy, give the Oharans a chance to escape. "Initiating Phase One!" he thought to himself, as his powers revealed themselves to the opponent.

Below the sky dancing marines and massive ships, seaweed began to fester and grow within the abyss. Despite his rank, Rum wasn't just some weak marine captain. Although not as potent as the infamous Yonko's ability, Rum's power has often seen comparison to the former. With all pre-existing plants at his call and his background in botany due to growing up in Boin Archipelago, Rum has dozens of tricks of his sleeve. The seaweed rose to oceans crest, causing the sea to hold a dark green color for miles; a feat that was only achieved due to his preparations before the battle. Soon enough the thick constantly growing marsh would latch onto the marine vessels. The propellers, engines, and other crucial parts would soon be engrossed in green if they didn't do something about it.

Unaware of the abilities his opponents approaching him possess, Rum couldn't take the chance to confront the Vice-Admirals head on. As the gap between them drastically shrunk, the Marine Captain withdrew several of his seeds and crushed them, causing smoke to encase his immediate vicinity, masking his position. From the mist, gargantuan venus flytraps emerged with their jaws prepared to devour the targets. Vines and roots shot out in quick succession, hoping to apprehend the trio who dared to approach the command center of the veggie assault.

"Hmph. Those maggots trying to take all of the fun for themselves huh? And that traitor has the nerve to plant his stupid seeds huh? How pitiful!" said Echo as she stand up toward the end of her ship preparing to fly off.

"So, you're going to fight as well I assume?" said Raizo who was still in his seated position not looking in Echo's direction.

"Hmph, of course. That traitor Rum thinks he could slow down Justice without any consequences. This will be over as soon as I can stare him dead in his eyes!" said Echo as she then shifted into her hybrid Basilisk form where the already tall Bat Humink toward over everyone and can easily be seen from her ship. She was as big as the mythical beast even in her hybrid from and she prepares to take of. "But first, I'll melt all of this shitty plants to nothing!" said Echo as she took off flying toward the large venus flytraps flying above the three. "Don't get in my way you maggots! These stupid vines are all mine!" shouted Echo as she breathe out a green fire breath that acted as corrosive venom that landed on the plants.

"Arthur, you heard the worm. She wants to take care of the plants." Elizabeth began as she and her brother were on their way towards Rum's ship. Keep up behind me." She ordered as she took one swift kick to increase her speed and get a lead ahead of the her brother. "Ittō-ryū: Sutorētosentā (一刀流: ストレートセンター)!" She then drew her sword swiftly sending a large slice of air slicing the Venus flytrap from top to bottom. "Now!" Just as she ordered both of them kicked with both feet at the same time to jet themselves past the wall of flytraps! "These seem like the ones that Dante used to use back in the day. Hmph, starting to make me feel old." She thought to herself.

"They're way too confident in their abilities, I have seen many captains strong enough to beat the likes of most vice-admirals. I wouldn't be shocked if he's one of those." Mitsuki thought to himself as he approached the Venus flytraps. As he kicked one leg after the other, he weaved his hands together in preparation to use his devil fruit. "Hana Bunshin no Jutsu (ハナ分身の術)" He says as two identical clones of himself sprout from thin air. The two clones pull out their blades and use Rankyaku to slice the flytraps in half while the real Mitsuki uses Tekkai to harden his body. The two clones grab the real Mitsuki's feet and push him towards Rum while the real Mitsuki uses Kami-e to swiftly make his way towards Rum.

"A corrosive fruit and the Hana Hana no Mi..." Rum thought to himself, well versed in the different type of Devil Fruits as he helped the Ohara develop an encyclopedia. Every piece of information he could gather could help further delay the Vice-Admirals' march towards genocide. "Three targets approaching with unquestionable skill in Rokushiki. A swift challenge will be necessary for further sustainability. Initiating tactic White blow."

As the two Vice-Admirals sliced through the plants with relative ease, a white mist reminiscent to the smoke that cloaked Rum's movements earlier dispersed into the air, creating a haze throughout the battlefield. Unbeknownst to his opponents, this mist is actually pheromone released by one of the unique venus flytraps of the Boin Archipelago. Inhaling the gas will subdue a target, leading to extreme droopiness and paralysis. Immune to the effects due to prolonged exposure, Rum used the haze to his tactical advantage. "Now regrow!" Utilizing his fruit's ability, he caused the bisected plants to regrow and attack the nearby targets once more.

Hiding within the mist, Rum continued his strategic advances. "Even if he can produce a limitless supply of that corrosive it should take some time and control to clear all seaweed from the ships and ocean given the amount. Unless he wishes to damage the ships, he'll have to specifically target the plants, which should keep them occupied." Rum assessed, crushing two more balls in his hand. "Now, let's move onto phase 4."

Iceberg watched Elizabeth,Echo,and Mitsuki take on Rum at the moment. He then looks over at Armistead and says,"Stay back and watch closely. I'll be taking in the action now."

"Yes sir." He says as he steps back toward where Raizo was at.

Iceberg then starts walking toward the mist. He looks at the mist and then says,"A tactical distraction...interesting." He then has his hands glow icy as he freezes the mist around him,"I don't think this just any type of mist or smoke whatever it is." He then freezes more of the mist so the other admirals don't breathe it.

"Keep going my friends." Iceberg says,"I'll be supporting from the rear,and if needed I'll jump into the front."

"Arthur, go ahead and keep on." Elizabeth playfully ordered to her younger brother. She then reached into her pocket for her den den mushi before suddenly Vlad passed right by her.

"Sorry Vice Admiral! But this looks too cool to not be a part of." The young red haired captain announced as he continued on using his geppo but is significantly slower, his body looking more stone like and carrying what appears to be a red suit if armor.

Then as the mist began to approach her she gripped her blade. "Ah to be so young and filled with spunk." She though to herself as she noticed the most was beginning to freeze thanks to iceberg. For the most getting near her she released swipes if compressed air to disperse it. "Not that tough of plants, that idiot pirate uses deadlier versions of it." She then brought her attention to the ship Arthur was about to board, with Vlad not too far behind. "I guess we have some time to kill, let's see what these youngins can do"

"Iceberg coming in with the clutch, like always." Mitsuki thinks to himself as some of the mist turns into ice and creates a gateway for Mitsuki to proceed further. "Saku Senshi (咲く戦士)" He screams as a giant version of himself sprout from one of the venus flytraps, grabbing on to the real Mitsuki and throws him at a fast paste towards Rum. Using a combination of Geppo and Kami-e to avoid some flytraps while also trying to slice a few up.

"Damn it!" Rum cried out, with each Vice-Admiral seemingly having some fruit or extraordinary power, he couldn't keep them from progressing. Displaying masterful skill, Mitsuki broke through, his blurred figure within eyesight now testifying to his close proximity. "Midori Boshi: Impact Dragon!!!" Launching the red star in Mitsuki's direction, it exploded; reminiscent to the Midori Boshi: Impact Wolf, the grass that took the shape of a dragon, however, given Rum devil fruit powers, it nearly quadrupled in size. Even if the dragon's nose doesn't meet its target, it'll still release the shockwave, several time larger than originally designed to. "Seaweed!" he cried out, allowing the ocean's plant to encloak his body in order to protect him from the devastating explosion.

KABOOM!

"Hmph. He is quite persistent isn't he? Giant exploding shockwave? That be child's play maggot! "Tekkai: Go! Hebi no tsubasa!" shouted Echo as she wraps herself in her large, basilisk wings and soon hardens her entire body using the strongest form of Tekkai. Despite the large explosion, this move should be enough to block the massive blast thanks to the combination her own mastery of the Rokushiki and her mythical basilisk form. "As I have said, child's play!"


"Not giving up, huh." Mitsuki thought as the explosion hit him head-on. Using tekkai and Geppo he hardened his body and kicked his legs backward to cancel out the shockwave. "Tajū Hana Bunshin no Jutsu (多重ハナ分身の術)" He says as fifty clones of himself sprout from his own body and out of the smoke left by the explosion. "This should be enough." He thought as the fifty clones and himself rushed through the smoke and heading right towards Rum. "Hopefully I can get to him before the other Vice-Admirals."

Not a fool, Rum could see the direction the battle was heading. Despite his attacks, the Vice-Admirals have managed to evade, shrug or simply avoid his most powerful attacks. If it was just one or two then maybe but four of the five who are leading the Buster Call is too much for him. Memories of his friends dawned into his mind. "Shroom, I couldn't save em, I'm sorry." A tear rolled down his eye as the harsh reality sunk in. Nearly ready to accept his fate, the words of his belated friend emerged inside. "The pursuit of knowledge shouldn't be a crime. Lack of knowledge leads to fear and oppression. That's why I do this. Not cause I wanna uncover some long lost truth but to help other understand each other and maybe make the world a better place."

A determined look emerged on Rum's face as the hoard of Mitsuki clones surrounded him. "The Dream of Shroom will live on! Ohara will live on!" he exclaimed. Tapping the left of his chest with his thumb, Rum smirked. "El Amor..." From his body, the last pop green activated. Fueled by his devil fruit, hundreds of thick roots emerged from Rum physique. Similar to the seaweed from earlier, it grew and festered at an alarming rate. However, what made this technique lethal was not size or rate of coverage but rather its will to survive. All plants are dependent on the resources of its surrounding. With Rum seemingly executed from his own attack, it sought new source of energy to sink its roots into. The sea, the marines nearby, those within the ship, they'd all be targeted as the tree sought energy to continue living. Unless it is contained, the roots will continue to grow with each passing moment.

"I bought as much time as I could but I'm not sure it was enough..." Rum thought, his last thoughts of regret and wonder.

Iceberg then stomps his foot on the ground as the roots kept growing. And very soon,the ground was covered in ice,slowing down the growth of the roots. He then draws out his heavy hammer and leaps into the air and slams the hammer into multiple roots,and with some ice on the end of the hammer,the hammer went through like a knife through soft butter.

"You were probably a good marine Rum." Iceberg says,"It is very unfortunate that your justice isn't viewed similarly to the others above us."

"Tch..." exclaimed Echo as she started to slash down at the roots after coating her blades in her own venom to cut through them easily and burn them up in the process. "What a fool. Had he had more conventions toward our end goal, he wouldn't have ended up dead. It's a same that I wasn't the one to bring him down but at least that annoyance is dealt with." said Echo nonchalantly.

Raizo, meanwhile, sees what has transpired and has a different opinion on this. He simply lowers his head before speaking. "Rest in peace. At least you died believing in your own Justice."

Vlad, Arthur and Elizabeth looked at the sight, the sacrifice of his own life for a cause, a purpose. "Despite you trying to atop the marine's 'ultimate form if Justice ', we offer you our prayers." Elizabeth spoke as she and the two captains working under her places their hands in prayer positions and closed their eyes, lamenting the loss of their fellow Marines. "While I do not know your reasons, you truly loved and protected your ideals, for that, we three ask you to take these prayers, may they guide you and help you reach the next world."

And in sync all three simply said "Amen" and returned to their ship.

As Mitsuki sliced through the roots together with his clones, he couldn't stop but to think. "It truly is a shame. I wasn't able to dunk nor fight the man head-on. He was strong. I wish him the best of wherever he may be but GOD DAMM THESE ROOTS ARE ANNOYING!!!" He then looked over at the other vice-admirals and then at Fugo, Abel, and Cartaphilus who all saw the fight. "Dying for what you believe in is the greatest death a man could ever want. Believing in a strong sense of justice is what I was taught myself. In any case, Rum might have been right all this time." He thought as he was still trying to cut some of the roots that Rum had summoned.


...."And now they're on their way here. Please we've wasted enough time as is, we gotta evacuate as quickly as possible!" Jiyuu pleaded, panting like a dog as he rushed through the story.

"So wait, are you saying Rum is dead but is still able to communicate with you?!?!" Despite all the info provided, Rosa's natural inquisitive self focused on the validity of the statement. If he couldn't prove that his perspective on the story was really provided by the Marine Captain, then why should they have any reason to trust him.

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." The undetectable spirit of Rum relay to Jiyuu. As his vessel disclosed the message to them, Rum recalled the quote originating from their first expedition, serving as the motto of dedicated archeologists of Ohara.

"So you possess a Devil Fruit that allows you to communicate with the dead? Are there limits to who you can talk to? Can you spawn any person who has ever lived?!?" Rosa nagged on Jiyuu, losing sight of the issue at hand.

Heisenberg immediately took the floor as he finally completed his internal decision tree. "Our friend Jiyuu here has proven himself to be someone who we can trust. Therefore, we shall evacuate the island immediately. Gather only the key scripts and make your way to the back dock. Your material possessions can be replaced, your lives cannot!" his voice echoed throughout the library. And with that solemn order, a pragmatic evacuation sequence began. Given the island's small population - less than 100 inhabitants - as well as their dedication to studying and mentally bettering themselves, they were well prepared for an evacuation process, although they never anticipated they'd have to use it against Marines.

With all the arrayed commotion happening in the background, Heisenberg pointed at Jiyuu and Musashi to approach him. "Lads, I need a word with you."

Musashi took in all the information presented to him by Jiyuu and couldn't shake the feeling of unease. The sensation that the World Government would simply erase, no destroy an island, kill all of their inhabitants, who could do something like that? " we'll help them. "" he thought to himself. He then walked over towards Heisenberg at his request.

Heisenberg awaited for the two to converge onto him in order to relay his message. Despite the difference in age between Jiyuu and Musashi, they both seem young and inexperienced - they are at the valley of their journeys and couldn't nor shouldn't risk their lives on those they just met. He spoke bluntly. "Do not throw away your lives trying to save us. Make your escape now and share our story." Although those around them could hear Heisenberg's words, they did not let them distract them from the evacuation. "Good and Evil. As pirates, you must know already. No person, group, or organization can be completely good. The World Government and the Marines don't singly embody Good. And pirates do not only embody malice. Remember this and keep living."

Jiyuu heard the words of the island's Executive Librarian. In all honestly, there was nothing really keep him here. He promised to alert the civilians of Ohara of the buster call and that'd be it. No fighting, no conflict. Besides, what could he do. "You know, I used to live life like that. For myself, I mean...It's quite lonely...So now, I live for others! The living, the dead, I'll set out to help other achieve their goals. I can't promise I'll be much help but I'll stay and do whatever it takes to make sure you guys live to see another day!!!" A tear rolled down Jiyuu's left eye.

"Thanks kid..." Rum silently commented on jiyuu's bravery.

With Jiyuu's spiel cementing his plans, both the librarian and newly fledged pirate turned to Musashi to see what he'd do.

Musashi smiled as he looked forward, "Truth is, you're right we shouldn't risk our lives as our journey is still rather and on the uprising." Musashi then slammed his fist into an open palm, "but this isn't something I can ignore and I won't turn my back on people who have been nothing but kind to us. Our ship may not be able to hold much or many but everyone that reach it is more than welcome!" Musashi exclaimed with pride and power to his voice. "We'll do what we can, we're pirates after all, we have to stick it to the Marines whenever we can anyways. So count on us!"

Travesty of Justice

White heaven-bound birds were as brilliant rays from wind-dappled sea-water; their brightness amid otherwise infinite blue, gliding as free souls. In each wing-given arc they were the tips of a conductor's wand, a music for both eyes and soul, bringing a wave of sweet earthly joy. However, the beautiful skies and placid sea were a farce, a deception, the calm before the storm. The hurricane that is Absolute Justice tore through the open sea prepared to engulf another island for the sake of justified peace.

After only a few measly hours following Vice-Admiral Kiwashi's proclamation, the five main ships of the Buster Call Fleet were within eyes distance of the history searching monsters. Lining up and preparing their ships they announced their arrival to base in order to retrieve the remainder of the fleets.

"Kiwashi, the trailblazers have arrived at the scene. Send the rest of troops immediately!" Fleet Admiral Heiwa relayed to her subordinate and lifelong friend via transponder snail.

Standing along the dock of Marineford, Daisuke gazed at the ten battleships that have been patiently awaiting their dis-embarkment. "What did that young archeologist say again? If you don't study and learn from the past, history will continue to repeat itself?" the Hero of the Marine chuckled at the idea. "I'm sure the past had no one like me, so I can guarantee this era will continue to be far different than before." With a simple touch of his palm, Daisuke sent the first battleship out to sea, instantly disappearing from the Marine headquarters. "People who constantly look to the past are those too weak to embrace the future." he mumbled to himself, sending the remainder of the fleet to the scene.

One by the one, the ships of the Marines' greatest military force spontaneously emerged at the scene, trailing behind the Vice-Admiral ships that arrived through traditional means. The fleet awaited the signal of each of the five vice-admirals before commencing the onslaught.

Echo briefly looked at all of her troops who looked more than ready to commence with the attack. Raizo, of course, is looking his own way mainly at the ships that were suddenly sent behind them. Of course he knew how they were sent there but even he couldn't look at what is about to happen to Ohara. Without giving him a single glance, Echo then picked up her transponder snail to response with her answer.

"This is Zero D. Echo. I am reporting that me and my troops are ready to issue the attack at any time!" shouted Echo through her den den mushi as she sounded extremely confident and a little excited to be issuing the Marines' mightiest form of Justice.

Iceberg was kneeling in prayer on the bow of the Virginia. He sends out a prayer to Kami for guidance and safety of himself and his fellow comrades. He then stands up and looks upon his fellow soldiers,the look of honor to serve him showing in their faces. The many numbers of men willing to serve him for the name of justice.

"What is justice? Something each man has asked for eons." Iceberg thinks to himself,"May there be many views of it,but the justice people follow is whoever is in charge. Is that blind justice?"

"Sir! You ready to report?" Armistead says looking at Iceberg while he was thinking deeply.

Iceberg comes out of his thought bubble and says,"Yes." He then picks up his den den mushi and says,"This is Smith W. Edward,me and my soldiers are ready on the MFS Virginia." He says this with a stern and ready voice.

Mitsuki walks along the Adam's Eve prepared himself and those on board for what's about to come. "Abel and Fugo, this will be your first time seeing the rough things we marines have to go through. I want you guys to observe and learn from this experience cuz you both might have to make the same decision one day." He says and turns around to face away from the two boys.

"Justice means many things but it all comes down to one thing. Doing what's right for the benefit of the people. How you want to interpret this is all up to you, and how you want to go about dealing with this is something you have to find on your own." He says and goes over to the transponder snail sitting on a barrel on the front of the ship.

"This is Kaguya Mitsuki reporting from the Adam's Eve, all ready to fire at any time." Says Mitsuki with a calm and collective voice, ready to do whatever he needs to deal out justice.

As the fleet of ships began to arrive one after the other, Elizabeth and all the Marines onboard her ships were seen kneeling down, their hands in prayer position. All of them in complete silence, eyes closed. "Now in the words of our lives, tell me who are you?" Elizabeth asked the Marines.

"We are the members of the Marines! We are the members of the Vice Admiral's fleet!" They all chanted with pride in their voices, not breaking their prayer positions.

"Then tell me my men and women! Tell me my soldiers! What do you wield in you right hand?" Elizabeth asked just as calmly as earlier.

"Our weapons! Be in a sword, a gun or our own fist! We hold half of the tools true soldiers possess!"

"Well then! Soldiers! Tell me! What do you wield in your left hand?"

"Justice! Regardless of your personal choices in how to view it! We proudly hold the concept of justice with us!"

"Well then!" Elizabeth rose to her feet and opened her eyes. "Tell me! Who are!?"

"We are the soldiers who have bound our lives to our ideals of justice! Who have sacrificed our lives to our ideals! The soldiers who bow our heads to fight everyday needed to protect our breatharian!" Everyone including Elizabeth chanted with this.

"One last time!!! Who are we!?" Elizabeth yelled!

"We are the necessary evil!" The Marines responded!

"Why are we necessary!?"

"To purge the world of the evils brought by man! Be it Pirates, thieves or anarchists!"

"AMEN!" The all yelled and all the Marines look up at Elizabeth pridefully!

"As little as I support this, the Marines are justice...the ones using us ae a different story." Elizabeth thought to herself in a solemn tone.=, not showing it to her men. She then reached over and grabbed the den den mushi, "This is Loise Elizaeth, reporting in...we are good to."

Since the initial call to duty, Vice-Admiral Buki's ship has been nearly radio silent in regards to communication through Den Den Mushi.

"Oh jeez, I think its our turn, is the Vice-Admiral still asleep." one of the cadets monitoring the Den Den Mushi panicked. Since agreeing to answering the call to duty, Vice-Admiral Buki has enjoyed quite the deep slumber and none of his subordinates have been able to wake him up.

"No!!! We've tried everything! I think he might be dead?!?!?" another piled on, worried as they are moments away from starting the Buster Call.

"Dead?!?! Should be we report it to the rest of the Fleet?" the first cadet wondered. But then his leader's wise words emerged into his mind. "Never make me look bad in front of my superiors." Chills ran down his back as such motivational words reminded him what he needed to do. Closing his eyes, the cadet took deep breath as he picked up the receiver. In his best interpretation of his superior's voice he muttered, "Let's begin..."

Once the last ship gave their confirmation, Marine Headquarters gave the fleet the green light to proceed. And thus the onslaught began. The sound of canon fire echoed like thunder in a hurricane. Again and again and again, the canons roars did not stop. The clear blue skies did not match the scene as the canon balls slammed into the island. Those along the ship had no clue whom they were shooting at. But their superiors had deemed them to be evil; unfit to continue to exist. Thus there will be no hesitation. Relentless rain of cannon fire will not cease until they are certain the threat will no longer exist. This is the Marines' greatest show of force, the Buster Call.

Not having been part of anything like this before, it finally dawned on some of the troops aboard the Buki's ship that they were engaging in genocide. "Hey, I know this might be a little late but why couldn't we just siege the island and arrest them?" one of the officers mumbled under his breath, somewhat discouraged to even ask the question.

"They are a threat to the World Government! The Ohara's managed to uncover information that could lead to the end of civilization as we know it. Even if they aren't the enemy, those sky monkey pirates will stop at nothing to see the world burn! THIS IS A NECESSARY SACRIFICE!!!!" Despite his words, his facial expressions and mannerisms indicated that she was also bewildered by the situation but she wasn't going to be punished. She's an officer, it isn't her duty to make decisions, just follow them.

Echo was looking upon as the cannons fired as the explosions are seen off into the distance. Her deep black shades will constantly stay lit from the light of the cannonfire and Echo stares on with a serious expression on her face. ""The Buster Call. The Marine's greatest show of force. Nothing can stop an onslaught of these intensity. Whatever is one the receiving end of this will be wiped from history. Nothing more, nothing less." These words were spoken to me by Inari himself and he was not lying about the results. So much destruction in so little time. Am I upset at this? Am I upset that there are so many maggots that will perish in this assault? My answer: Of course not. They brought this upon themselves. They should've just lived nice and peaceful lives but they decided to get too eager and research into things they should never have researched! That was there crime, and this is their punishment. They should be honored to be wiped off with the greatest force the Marine has to offer. They could've wasted away in Impel Down but this quite the equivalent of burning in hell. They made their mistake, and now they're paying for it. With their lives and their island." said Echo from the cheers of her troops that could be barely heard due to all of the cannonfire.

Raizo, meanwhile, can been seen lowering his head more. Though he works for Cipher Pol and not the Marines directly, he knows that this action was necessary. However, that doesn't mean he will agree with it. "In the end, I guess we were all fools. Farewell, Ohara." said Raizo under his breath.

Elizabeth looked on to the painful sight ahead of her, she looked to see the struggle of the people of Ohara. The lives being lost, most innocent if not all, even so this was 'justice'.

"The sea watches us quietly,

guiding us through our death and our birth.


From humble hometown waters,

to the waves at the end of the earth.


The sea carries us carefully,

through the dark of night and light of day,

to the world that's just and peaceful,

so that we never lose our way." She began to sing as she could only watch at this point. Slowly the rest of the crew caught and sang along. They sang in such broken hearted tone as they continued to load and fire their canons.


"All our pain and suffering,

it swallows up in its warm embrace,

so knowingly and gently,

washes them all away.


The sea watches us quietly,

guiding us through our death and our birth.


From humble hometown waters,

to the waves at the end of the earth.


All our pain and suffering,

it swallows up in its warm embrace,

so knowingly and gently,

washes them all away.


There will come a day, I'm sure,

when I must heed its solemn call,

and walk side by side with my old friends,

resting in its foamy waters" they all sang together, their voices together, this togetherness is what gives their singing the lighter bit of hope and light heartedness. Elizabeth saw what looked like people trying to escape.

"Get away...please..." She whispered to herself. Her haki mixed with her devil fruits ability to see pure hearted souls was what made her watch as lives were being extinguished.

As the cannons fired onto Ohara,Iceberg watched as he sees the island get burned into the oblivion. He then turns back and looks to his chosen captains of each unit of the MFS Virginia. Captain Longstreet,Captain Stuart,Captain Jackson,Captain Armistead,and Captain Pickett were there standing behind Vice Admiral Iceberg. Iceberg then looks back to his personally- chosen captains. This was their first time experiencing a buster call. And he saw the grief in their eyes,and the questioning of their minds. It reminded him of some of the first things he had done with the marines. Things that he regretted,things he sometimes questions to this day.

"My brothers in arms,shall we kneel down in prayer?" Iceberg asks calmly to the captains.

"Yes sir." They all say kneeling with their Vice Admiral.

"Our Lord Father,we thank you for giving us the chance of having another breath each second you give us. We thank you for allowing us to serve on what is the greatest force in the world,the Marine Force. Lord I pray that this mission serves your will to the public. Shall we beseech you for the people of Ohara's souls. Shall we pray for regardless of their opinions or their convictions that their souls meets you up there and have nothing against us. As we are working for justice,though many here question this justice. Shall you gives us a higher spirit,a clear patriotism,and a more committed mindset. Shall you then give us strength as we continue throughout this day now. Let thy will be done. In your name we pray...Amen."

As the canons fired and cannonballs fly through the air onto Ohara, Mitsuki stands frozen as a tear runs down his cheek. "*This is my duty, I've sworn an oath. This is my duty, I've sworn an oath. This is my duty, I've sworn an oath.*" He repeats in his mind as the flashbacks of his past reemerge into his mind. He brushes the tear away from his cheek and turns around. "Alright boys, so this is a buster call. What you guys think?"

His two personally chosen captains, Abel and Fugo stood just as frozen as Mitsuki just had. Abel cried his eyes out while Fugo stood with a blank face showing almost no emotions. "I think....... it's beautiful sir." Fugo replied to Mitsuki's surprise. "Beautiful?" He asked and threw a napkin over to Abel. "Yes sir, beautiful. All these marines gathered in one place as they serve justice, all under the same name." Mitsuki is again surprised but also happy. This whole experience is important for the young marines to know what they might have to go through and to learn about their own set of justice. "What about you Abel?" Mitsuki asks Abel as more and more tears roll down his face. "I sir........ think that Fugo needs to shut up." He says and avoids a hit from Fugo. "I know this is for the name of justice but killing hundreds if not thousands of people is wrong. Why not save them instead of outright killing them." He says.

Mitsuki was happy that his two captains had come closer to finding out what kind of marine they wanted to be. "AHHHhh, boys!" He wraps his hands around them. "You two still have a lot to learn, but I'm proud."

As revelations and deep questions sat on the mind of those who destroyed, the victims watched as terror knocked on their door. The first canon ball was slow. The citizens could hear it launch from the distance. Silence. The heartbeats of the dozens of Oharan citizen bumped rapidly. The feint whistle of the black sphere piercing through the skies drew ever so near.

Run!

The canon launched directly into one of the houses. The reality of the situation finally dawned on some of those who still couldn't wrap their head around it. "Get to the ships!"

"The Marines are here!"

"Hurry before they kill us all!"

The organized evacuation fell into chaos as fear struck the docile. Never had they've ever been in a situation like this; not that there's much that resembles it. Some, the courageous few, felt the urge to take the situation by the horns and become a hero everyone needed them to be. But such fallacies were quickly debunked as the numbers of canon ball grew exponentially. In the blink of eye, the beautiful intellectual hub was turned into a raging hell, worsening by the second.

"Everyone quickly make your way to the evacuation ship!" Heisenberg attempted to ground everyone, before all hope was lost. But his words were lost in the sound of destruction and mayhem. Overwhelmed, he turned to those he barely knew but had full faith in. "Rum...please...."

Jiyuu gave off this whole spiel earlier on how he was going to live and potentially even die for others. But just as every other person on this island, the rookie pirate was flabbergasted by the scene. "What in the hell am I supposed to do against...them." The feeling of helpless he knew all too well engulfed his body. Once again he felt all alone, distant from everyone and everything.

"Jiyuu! Jiyuu!! Get your head back in the game these people need our help!" The deceased Rum urged Jiyuu, before he and all those here would succumb to a disappointing death. Well fully aware of his mortality, the former marine captain attempted to reach out to physically jolt his medium.

Although Rum simply phased through Jiyuu physique, an unusual sensation enwrapped the crumbling pirate. Memories, emotions, desires, passions; all of Rum's central perceptions rushed into Jiyuu like a sudden high. Paralyzed for a couple seconds, suddenly, Jiyuu was revitalized with new courage. "I don't wanna die!" he cried, his voice some how breaking through all the chaos. Fear still populates Jiyuu's body but a determination inspired by his newest companion has brought to his feet. "So let's hurry up and get the fuck up this island so we can live so see another day!!!!!"

Jiyuu words, they weren't eloquent nor were they all that inspirational. But they held a familiar tone, a passion so distinct, it was uncanny. "Rum" Many citizens thought. What would be the point of his sacrifice. Challenging four Vice-Admirals. They need to make it out. If not for themselves then do it for the man who risked his life and then some. Citizens young and old, foreign and familiar, scared and angry rushed to the ship.

Watching as the hoards of people rushed to the ship, Jiyuu attempted to settle his nerves. "Ok, hopefully that swordsman dude and his crew find a way to minimize some of the damage." Although running carelessly could be his end, Jiyuu rushed into the village, looking for any who are unable to make it out on their own.

Humming the tune of the his favorite superhero, Cayeux D. Anseau, made his way out of an old cave lying unexplored deep within the island. A nervous butterfly coming closer and dancing its pretty black wings near his face, the young man brought forward his hands for the butterfly to rest. "What ? you are feeling uneasiness too ? I swear, I know Papa Kuma likes to throw tantrums but geez, he is louder than usual today." He monologued as he stared at the dark butterfly.

Not long as he took his first step outside and the rays of sun hit his feet, a cannon ball came ready to knock his head off. "Eh whats happening ?" Anseau could question himself as he took out his signature bladess sword from his sword holder. The butterfly flew off to a safe shelter as Anseau immediately sliced the cannon ball with the hilt of his sword.

Knowing now, that danger lurked in the surroundings, more error filled than the usual ramblings of Papa Kuma, a local bear, Anseau ran of towards the direction from where the canonball came hurling. On his way, he felt the fear of his people. He did what he could best, minimizing the impacts of the canons by tearing them apart.


As a swarm of canon balls aimed at a group of fleeing citizens a sudden slice of heated shot out and sliced them in half before reaching! Blowing up mid air! It was from the red haired swordsman Musashi.

"Alright! Ale! Follow groups and make sure they make it to their ships! Your magic gives you a better chance with multiple targets!" He prdered as he swatted more incoming canon balls. "Ahma, Chris, you two will round up stray people and back them. Soji, you head to their evacuation ships and protect them for as long as possible!" Musashi's words and orders were powerful, his tone the exact one you'd expect from a leader. "I'll see if any one else in the homes need help getting out. From here on this is survival!" He yelled, "Once you feel like we cannot survive this head to the ship! I don't care how hard it is! Get back to the ship if it looks like you're going to die! Understood!?"

"Yes sir!" Everyone yelled as they grit their teeth and did their best to ignore he's obviously saying to not worry about him.

"Musashi..." Ahma says as she looked at the back of her captain. "You need to come back to the ship, so don't go and get yourself killed. We still need a Captain."

Just as Ahma calls for her captain he reached and throws on his white Kimono. "Don't wory Ahma, I'm going to be the King of the Pirates, this alone won't change that."

"Ah, you know the Captain! Worst comes to worst, he'll just hack and slash his way out." Chirs adds before taking off running! "We Should hurry Ahma!" After calling the cyborg ninja quickly followed behind him.

As a swarm of roughly forty canon balls were aimed at the group but Musashi and Soji quickly sent out flying slashes to slice them all in half, causing them to explode! The both looked at each other as and noded.

"Don't die Kinoko." Soji says with a proud grin on his face.

"Did you not just hear me? Future King of the Pirates here." Musashi says before turning around and taking off full speed!

Everyone else broke up and went to complete their jobs given to them by their captain, no one doubting in the orders given. They all knew how stubborn he can be and when he gives the order, they follow.

Musashi went searching from house to hose, kicking doors and and bursting into homes. Some homes having holes through the roof and walls, some homes set on fire. Sadly not just that but the belongings, the family pictures, albums, all of it, burning. The dead bodies of children, adults and old men, all of them lying on the floor. "So this is their justice? What they deem as 'correct' and 'meant to be'?" He asked as he turned around and walked to the door he came in.

"H-help!" a weak and tathered voice cried for help from somewhere inside the home. "P-please?...so-someone..." The voice was feint and the explosions from outside made it rough to hear.

Musashi began picking up and throwing tables aside! He ignored the smoke that were stealing the oxygen and he found the source of the cries.

"Hel...help!" a woman's voice was found inside a closet and with lumber and stone on top of the topple closet. "i...I c-can't breath!"

Musashi grabbed and tossed all the rubble aside before opening the doors and seeing a slim woman, with light lavender hair, ripped and burnt clothing. "I'll get you out of here. Just hold on." Musashi declares as he picks her up. He then hears the calls of his den den mushi and answers.

"Captain! We can't!" Chris yelled out as the sound of powerful bombardments were heard! "We're all retreating to the ship! For every ten of the bombs we block or destroy another thirty come!"

"I'll head there myself. Most of these homes...anyway, prepare to treat someone, they're hurt and need medical attention!"

"Understood." Chris replies as he runs straight to the ship, ready to go to the medical room.

Musashi got up and took off running while carrying the woman's broken and bruised body. "This justice? No this is hell, this is the devil himself reaching out and dragging innocent souls to an early death! Bastards! All of them! These damn cowards!" Musashi yelled as he dodged and evaded any on coming canon fire! "Don't worry young lady, we'll keep you alive and reunite you with the rest of those evacuating.

Although the sound of cannon fire did not cease, the evacuation was nearly completed. Jiyuu, surprised he even made it this far, panted in desperation as the last man boarded the ship. "Holy shit we did it." he mumbled bluntly, honestly surprised they didn't get hit; he had a couple close call though.

Breaking out from the crowd, Heisenberg attempted to speak over the chaos. "Hurry up and get on, we need to leave before they spot us."

But Jiyuu's mission wasn't over yet. Not only did he need to alert Musashi and his friends that they are clear to evacuate but he wanted to check one last time to make sure no other survivors still remain. "You guys go on ahead, I'll catch a lift with the others!" he muttered, sounding a little more reassured than he did before. But little did he know as he turned away to rush back to the chaos, true terror would emerge behind him.


Echo, naturally, was still seen watching over the chaos unfold before her eyes until she is then alerted by the presence by one of her men.

"V-Vice Admiral Echo! We have got reports that there is a ship that is carrying possibly evacuates of Ohara! W-We're trying to see if they really are some of the archeologists on there or not! We are prepared to intercept the ship and find which ones are the archeologists so that we can exact Justice upon them!" said the frantic Marine.

Echo can be seen staring seriously toward the ship. She had a look of anger and annoyance on her face and she remembers the words that Fermi told her once. "Justice doesn't discriminate. If it did, then we'd let every person associated with criminals go on by to live their happy lives. It's their choice for them to knowingly associate with criminals and they must suffer the consequences. No matter how severe." is what Echo remembered Fermi telling her once before.

"Point your cannonfire toward that ship and prepare to fire on my commands!" shouted Echo.

Everyone on the ship including the normally stoic Raizo was visually shocked by these orders. For the first time today, Raizo decided to speak up.

"Echo, you can't be serious are you? There could possibly be innocent lives that has nothing to do with Ohara or the scholars on there. Specifically seeking them out seems like the more preferable option!" said Raizo.

"We are in the middle of a Buster Call! We do not have time to be weeding out the "innocents". This method is more quicker and efficient as any one of them could disguise themselves as an "innocent individual." This is the highest form of Justice and if any of you don't agree with it, then you can get your assess of this ship!" said Echo.

Raizo and each of the other men looked at each other but, knowing they're in the middle of a Buster Call, had no other choice. Raizo and the majority of Echo's troops are proficient users of Geppo but their ties to the World Government in general makes their wills unable to move from this. Raizo, after taking a deep sigh, sits back down in his usual spot and turns away.

"I will stay but I will not enjoy what I am not willing to see." said Raizo under his breath.

Echo scoffs at what Raizo said and then turns her attention back to the evacuating ship with the escapees on it. "Now, as I was saying. Aim the cannons at that ship. This is what they get for thinking they can escape Justice... AND FIRE!!!" shouted Echo as her cannons that were aimed at the ship started to fire off a bunch of cannonballs toward to ensure it made it's marks and destroyed the ship with all of the people on it.


Hearing the cannon fire close in directly behind, Jiyuu anxiously turned as he knew what it could mean. "Get off the shi-.." he cried out but he was far too late. The scene behind him was one of carnage and mayhem. Disjointed Limbs and blood sprung out, innocent lively people were turned into corpses. The entire ship was set ablaze and slowly descended into the abyss. The chance of anyone surviving such an attack was minimal. Jiyuu attempted to cry but shock overcame his body. How was this good for anyone. Women, children, and the elderly were the primary inhabitants, and yet the Marines shot them down like ruthless pirates. Having felt the emotional and personal ties Rum felt to the citizens of Ohara, Jiyuu was completely dumfounded by the situation. Death was the cure; he has to join them.

"Jiyuu, get up...." Rum put it bluntly, being part of the Marines and having already witnessed the death of those he cherished once already today, he seemed to be coping far better than his medium. "Don't let their deaths be in vain. Get up and go warn the others, you need to keep living."

"No I can't. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry." Jiyuu's mental state was in shambles. "I promised I'd try to help but I only lead them to their deaths. It's only fair I join them." Currently gazing downward into the grown, he awaited as cannon fire would hopefully take him out. There was nothing Rum could say that could mend his will.

"I'm sorry lad, but giving up isn't an option." a familiar voice muttered to Jiyuu.

Gazing upwards, the rookie pirate was shocked to see who his ability has spawned for him now. "Heisenberg?" he stuttered, greater anguish filling his body as the reality dawned on him. "I'm sooo sorry."

"Well here's how you can make it up to us...Live. Don't let our sacrifices be in vain. Don't selfishly throw your life away. Live. Go tell the others to get off the island. Goddammit Jiyuu, we need you to live!!!" Heisenberg pleaded, touching Jiyuu to spiritually connect with him in the same manner he did with Rum. "Please don't die..."


Elizabeth sees Echo's actions and her heart sank and her teeth her gritting against each other. "How could you? How could someone do something so...so..." She though to herself and grew angry, almost bloody murderous mad! "How dare you?...How dare you!?" She yelled as her aura and the air around her became thick. She took a step forward and the two Captains on the ship quickly faced her and grabbed her wrists.

"We can't let you do that big sis!" Arthur says as he can obviously feel the wrath coming from his older sister. "you've worked so hard to reach your title! Don't lose it over attacking a fellow Vice Admiral!" He tried to reason with her but even between his and Vlad's efforts they couldn't stop her from walking.

"She's strong, she's too strong! We can't stop her!" Vlad thought to himself as he used his full strength but couldn't push her back. Elizabeth reaches for her sword which was tied to her hip as she easily ignored Arthur's strength and gripped the hilt of her sword.

"I'm going to kill her...I'm going to kill her!" She said as her legs started to transform into that of his Kiren form.


"I am not so sure about that" A manly voice could be heard coming from one of the other marine ships, it was the Vice Admiral Ken Buki. Before Elizabeth could react a chain wrapped around her. As the chain started to restrain Elizabeth her Devil Fruit powers weakened and she was unable to grab her sword. These chains were not normal chains, these were made of seastone.

"As you, I don't believe in the same justice as her.. But that does not mean that we should start hurting each other! You earned the title of Vice Admiral, so you should act like one! And I am not just talking to you Elizabeth, I am talking to the both of you!"

Ken's voice gets a little more serious for a moment and says "We all came here for one objective, and we were ordered to complete that specific objective. Nothing more, nothing less, is that understood?!"

The tone in his voice gets less serious and more relaxed and he says "Even if what she did is wrong in our eyes Elizabeth, she felt it was necessary to do so and I expect her to not feel guilty for what she did, but all actions have consequences after all and she will experience those consequences eventually"

After a moment of silence Ken says "If you really want to settle this between you two you should do it after we're done here, we don't have time for this little argument, we are currently doing something that will go down in history after all"


"What?!?!" Armistead sees the ship blown up into a million bits. Him and the multiple other captains with Iceberg stood in shock of what they just saw.

Iceberg was shaking his head and drew a little tear,"Every day,we stray further away from God." He then looks back to his captains and then says,"We have committed a great sin against the Almighty God. How are we,as Marines,to be defenders of a just cause,yet it is not pure itself?" He then shakes his head and looks back to the explosions,"God may be the only one who can forgive her such sin."


Hearing a large bang from behind him, Mitsuki turns around to see the horrific scene. "Oh hell no, she did not just do that!" Mitsuki says in anger as the ship blows up and the innocent people with it. He turns around to look at his two captains in the eyes. "Promise me that you guys won't be like her, she always does this crap."

The two boys couldn't get a word out of their mouth and just stand there in silence. "Oh look, Buki is here! That dude finally decided to wake up and do his job for once." He says in anger and kicks a barrel that flies across the ship. "These god dammm marines will be the end of me, I swear to god."

--- "You're not the most popular amongst us right now. That is made very clear." said Raizo.

"Hmph. I don't give a damn. What's done is done. Those fools shouldn't try to pull a fast one like that. Had they just accepted their fates, I wouldn't have to go that far. Justice doesn't discriminate and I won't repeat that again. Anyone of you maggots could learn something from this: Emotions are for the week. If you can't handle it, then go the hell away." said Echo in a very stern voice. --- Despite the varied reactions to slaughter of potential innocents, the fleets' fire did not cease. Almost as if to symbolize the fall of the Ohara, the mighty Tree of Knowledge was finally set ablaze shortly following their deaths. Branches began to drop as the flames engulfed the titanic shrub.

From the flames a figure emerged, "Musashi!!! Rōshigumi Pirates!!! Anyone!!!" Jiyuu cried out, coughing frantically as he surveyed the area. It's literal hell. "How am I supposed to find anyone in this debris. I can barely see or breathe."

Rum could only watch as Jiyuu struggled through the chaos. "If only I could help him. I only knew the basics but Kenbunshoku could really help him here." he concluded, until an idea dawned on him. Earlier Jiyuu felt Rum's emotions and persona which motivated him to help the island. Then just a few minutes ago, the spirits of those who just departed did something similar. "What if, Jiyuu can access the memories of the ghosts he's attached to." It was a stretch but it might be his only way out. Thus, Rum's intangible body reached out towards Jiyuu's head and recalled his haki training. "Please let this work...."

Suddenly, a memory of Rum infiltrated Jiyuu's mind. "Feel the your surroundings. Connect. You must visualize what you desire and believe it'll form. Let your will provide you with a new sense." Stopping for just a moment, Jiyuu sealed his eyes. "Kenbunshoku Haki..." Embracing the teachings of his new memory, he attempted to visualize. Darkness. "Damn it, why isn't it working?!?!?"

"Calm down Jiyuu. Let the pressure motivate you. Tune out your other senes and let you haki guide you." Rum relayed, surprised his idea actually worked.

Taking a deep breath, he deafened all his senses. He couldn't fail. He needed to find a way out. The souls of so many are counting on him to carry on. If he wasn't going to live for himself then he'd live for them. "So goddammit let me see!"

"So you're finally asking for my help?

In that moment, memories of another filled Jiyuu's mind, but who's were they, how'd they get there, why now? Despite the many questions that suddenly plagued his mind, an image finally emerged, he could see Musashi!! "He's not too far off! Musashi! Musashi!" he continue to cry out while rushing to his location.

The constant explosions surrounding the young pirate made his ears ring like crazy and despite not being able to see through the smoke inflames, something odd, something he couldn't really pinpoint was telling him where to run to. It was feint but through the ringing he heard the voice of a calling Jiyuu. "Jiyuu! Are you okay!?" he asked turning back.

Finally making his way to Musashi, Jiyuu let out a nasty cough from inhaling all the smoke. "It's time to leave, we gotta go!" he spoke to his fellow pirate, intentionally leaving the detail of what happened to the Ohara citizens out. "Is everyone on your side ok?"

"Yeah everyone said they're at the ship already. We need to hurry and get there before they have to leave." Musashi replies as he fixes his grip over the young woman he rescued from the burning home. "She needs medical attention too, I found her in a burning home."

"You need to tell him about the others, hiding the truth never helps." Rum whispered into Jiyuu's ear.

"I can't, not yet, we need to prioritize getting out of here first." Jiyuu thought, visibly appearing that something was weighing heavily on him. "Let's get the hell out of here and find her the help she needs then." Jiyuu retorted, surveying the area to see if anyone else was still alive.

"My doctor on my ship can take care of her, I know we can!" Musashi looked at Jiyuu who was surveying the area. "You see anyone?"

Jiyuu sealed his eyes, calling upon the ability he suddenly tapped into earlier. "Cmon cmon.." he mumbled, waiting for the image to appear before his sealed eyes. Unexpectedly, the image of a young man running around not too far from where the two stood appeared. "There's one more!" his eyes opened and met with Musashi's. "I'll go get him, you head to the ship with the girl and I'll meet you there inna few." He spoke before running back into the inferno.

Musashi turned around his eyes suddenly had a sharp red glow to them as he looked to the north. "That way." He thought as he took off running again, having a tight hold on the young woman.

Shinjo Jones had nearly destroyed most of the canon fire heading in his direction, although he was confused, like Little Red Riding Hood lost in the forest. He could see Mama Inari's corpse lying on the ground breathless while her six cubs bit her into make her respond. The Wolf tears became sentient in the Shinjo Jones. "WHAT IS HAPPENING ?" he shouted, before running towards the shore. "WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS ?"

"Hey you! Dude, we gotta go!!!" Jiyuu exclaimed struggling to breathe. It seemed he had inhaled too much of the debris and smoke to carry on. Once within meters of the Oharan, Jiyuu collapsed to the ground. "You gotta get to the ship...it's on.." a sharp cough interrupted him. "North-east coast. I'll be right behind you..." Jiyuu attempted to get up but fell right back to his knees; his eyes were barely able to stay open.

"Eh ?" Jones looked at the red clad tall bishonen lying down. "Whats happening ?" Jones thought out loud, he didnt recognise the guy from his island, what was a foreigner doing in his lands. "I will question you later, did you say North-east coast ?" Anseau spoke as he lifted the pirate on his back, "You are heavy," Anseau began sprinting his steps towards the dock, as he came closer and closer to destination, he could hear voices. "Damnit, what is happening ?"

The bombardment of cannons ball did not cease despite the population of Ohara citizens becoming two. Overwhelmed by constant exposure of smoke and debris, Jiyuu found himself unable to move. Fortunately, the fellow he set off to rescue was saving him; carrying Jiyuu along his back as he rushed to their final chance at escape. "Keep going, we're almost there." Jiyuu mumbled, his words cut off as an exaggerated cough interrupted. Emerging from the flames, two eventually reach the coast where the Rōshigumi Pirates were still docked waiting for them. As they boarded the ship, the nearly unconscious Jiyuu fell dormant with one last thought. "How were they gonna escape with all this cannon fire." Although he wanted to help come up with a solution, his body, physically, needed time to recover. "I guess, we're just going to have to be lucky..."

Monkey Business

The bright beautiful sunny blue skies had turned dark as flammagenitus nimbuses engulfed the sky. Even the heavens mourned as the symbol of knowledge in the world burned to ash. However, over the course of the battle, the clouds pattern and make up had subtly changed. Unnoticeable unless anticipating such a transformation, the red-tinted overcast became heavy white mammatus coat that slowly sunk down below. Winds gradually picked up and the waves followed in response.

As the mission was clearly turning out to be an unquestionable success, low ranking marine officers aboard the supplementary battleships let out a sigh of relief. "My first buster call, wow." a young cadet by the name of Yokai happily conveyed.

"Well it's not my first, I've found myself partaking in four Buster Calls within five years." Yokai's friend named Dende responded, obviously lying about his experience.

"Sure dude." he paused stretching out his back as he's been stationed by one of the cannon for the past hour. "I'm surprised we didn't get any push back. But I guess criminals just quiver in fear when you see the sight of the Marines greatest show of-" Yokai stopped as he noticed the ship out of the corner of his eyes. Turning abruptly, he focused on the the flag of the ship, "Pirates! Pirate leaving Ohara! I repeat, a pirate ship has been spot along the far coast of the island." Yokai and Dende rushed back to their stations. Numerous cannons pivoted their angle towards the direction of the last potential sign of life. "They gotta be the last survivors or some pirates tryna to steal some knowledge from info about the Blank Period for the Ancient Weapons. Don't let them escape!!!! This is the last threat." Yokai chanted, unaware his spiel was heard by nearly no one. Be that as it may, the cannons roared as loudly as they've done over the past hour; dozens of cannon balls cut through the sky in the direction of the Rōshigumi Pirates' ship.

As the spheres of destruction hurdled through the sky, the feeling impending doom engulfed the area. The weather spontaneously lost its composure; the winds went from strong too aggressive and the waves began to rise higher and higher. From the heavens, a roar that outclassed the cumulation of cannon fire echoed throughout the seas. And just as the cannon balls were about to reach the rookie pirates' ship, it seemed like God himself had other plans as severals bolts of lightning rained down to intercept each of marine's projectiles.

"PEEEERFECT SHOTTT!" his voice booming as the clouds continued to rumble. From the shaded white abyss, a colossal figure emerged; war has that habit of coming in unsuspecting times. The main ship of the Wukong Pirates, a sky whale by the name of Tenkujira, broke free from the sea of white with the crew's captain, atop its head. "Ooooiiiii, did ya marines lose yer damn minds. We're supposed to be destroying blue islands, not you hoohooohaaahaaaa!!!" Wukong mocked as the sky whale danced in the skies. Although their numbers paled in comparison to the Navy's, the Monkey King was backed by the Sky Empire four strongest combatants, the Sì Xiàng.

A male of average height stands together with the rest of the Sì Xiàng while being towered by the height of Wukong. He stands silent as Wukong makes his remarks and has a broad smile on his face. He's known as Mercury with a bounty of Bsymbol.gif810,000,000 and is the newest member of the Sì Xiàng, joined approximately a year ago. Unlike most of the crew, he simply stands silent as they ascend downwards, and his smile stays in place. It's like his smile is apart of the mask he's wearing while at the same time looking real as any. His eyes glance over each of the marine vessels and then over to the rookie prates, like he's calculating something. His smile broadens and his eyes look straight at the price, the marine vessels.

Among the Four outlandlishly strong combantants, one of them dully sat below the Monkeys feet. But as his shadow grew clear and suns rays shines on his blonde hair, the man stood up, his eyes menancily staring at the Navy below. The red spicy wings atached to his back almost spread majestically like a eagle baskign the glory of being the warrior of the sky. The more his wings spread opened , the more wider did the jaws of the surrounding people dropped down. "Is that a bird ?" A Marine asked in shock.

"You mean the Gods have blessed up with a nice chicken dinner after this mission?" Another Marine said, whilst chomping on his fourth chicken leg for the day.

Another Marine dropped kneeling on floor with his rosary out, "Oh my Lord Jesus, it is true it is the descent of mighty Horus." he said, praying to his God.

Flapping his wings, the Birdman flew high, enough to reach the height of the Towering Giant Primate. "No silly, it is one of the Si-Xiang, Wukong Pirates Top four Commander, He is the Vermilion Bird of the Wukong Pirates, Red Wings Phoenix D. Red with a bounty of Bsymbol.gif999,999,999." Another Marine shouted trying to enlighten his dumbass crewmates. "Eh ? Looks like I got more bounty than you Marchie..." Red, spoke condescendly at his junior commander, flaping his wings, right next to the ears of his Boss Ape.

"Alwaysssss tryna compete Vermillion...Everyone knowsss bounties are just bad evaluationssssss made by a fraudulent government." the Snake Empress and former Queen of the Amazon Lily, muttered as she approached the titanic ape from behind. Despite being the oldest member of the combatant commanders, she ranked third among her peers in regards to bounty with Bsymbol.gif938,000,000 being her estimated threat value. Upon reaching Tenkujira's head, she gazed down below to bear witness to the soon to be corpses. "I'll sssssslaughter them all for thinking the ssssssnake is inferior to the eagle, filthy mongrels." An intense expression occupied her face as her bloodlust was released. "These marines will pay for the price of her sins."

Spark suddenly appeared from a cloud of acid mist as his physical body appears just in front of his allies. He is smoking a cigarettes as usual that left a small trail of green smoke from the end. "Hmph, I could care less what the Government thinks but they do consider me a bigger threat than you two. I can agree with them on that." said Spark in his usual dry wit. He was the final member of the Si-Xiang and the second oldest is Wasteland Z. Spark. Known for his skills in his rookie days, had the highest bounty of his combatants at Bsymbol.gif1,010,500,000 and is known for bringing waste toward others with his powers hence his epithet. "These Marines are dirty. I think they could use an acid bath." said Spark as he sat himself near the edge of the ship.

"Everyone of those four" Arthur thought to himself as he saw the four devastatingly strong pirates emerged "...They each have strength rivaling that monster's. Arthur gripped his twins blades tightly already feeling the shadow of defeat hovering over himself he refused to display his nerves and kept a collected face. "As strong as they are...that Ape is so much stronger than them...Can we win this? Hell...can we even survive this?"

Elizabeth on the other hand walked towards the front of her ship and looked right up towards the arriving pirates, "So...this is how things are going to be huh? Very well..." She said as she gripped her sword and refused to back down. "If I want to defeat monster then these four are walls I need to surpass." She thought to herself. "Vlad, Arthur, this is not a battle for you two, we the Vice Admirals will be handling what we can. From here on, your job is to protect the ship and to fight anyone to board it." She gives the order to the two Marine Captains, her body shifting into it's half human, half Kirin form. Elizabeth's hand had a slight shake to it as she prepared herself mentally, "That's right...we could possibly all die...but this is what we the Marines live for...Justice. The battle of Pirates against us, chaos against order, dismay against Justice."

As the yonko crew made their entrance, Mitsuki is shocked to see such a presence at this time. "Come get me you stupid monkey!!!!!" Mitsuki screams while at the same time thinking "This is a yonko crew we're dealing with, we're lucky if we see the light of day tomorrow so why not have fun with it." and uses Geppo to propel himself up to the helm of the ship. Just as he lands in, he uses his devil fruit to sprout at a large number of clones all around the ship. They scatter around as they prepare the ship to enter combat while Fugo and Abel stand right beside Cartaphilus.

"You two boys better get ready." Cartaphilus nervously says as Mitsuki made his death wish on the same ship that Cartaphilus was standing on. "Oh, god! I hope we don't die." He says as sweat runs down his left cheek and drips onto the floor. Abel and Fugo can both see that Cartaphilus is nervous so they try to calm him down. "It's going to be okay, we have Sir Mitsuki on our side," Abel says in hopes to calm him down but to no effect. "I'm sorry kids but Mitsuki ain't got no chance against a yonko crew! He might be strong but against an entire crew, he's nothing."

One of Mitsuki's clones hears this and pokes his head into the conversation. "He's right kids, the dude's crazy." He says and goes back to do whatever he was doing before. "Well, we're screwed," Fugo says making Cartaphilus even more nervous than before. "Thanks a lot, Fugo, now he's even more nervous," Abel says and slaps Fugo on the back of the head, making him say "Ouch" in response.

Echo can be seen standing at the end of her ship looking on as the biggest threat she has seen personally yet is before her eyes. She knows they are all extremely powerful and tries her best not to show any fear. It was tough for her to do but she was able to put on a brave face. Raizo then stands directly beside her for the first time since they came out here.

"Looks like it's almost time. Kong is certainly bringing in the big guns already. You afraid?" said Raizo.

"Of course not. Justice doesn't fear anything. This is the moment we have been waiting for: To rid the world of one of it's biggest threats. Kong loves nothing more to rule the world in fear and we cannot allow that. Inari always told me that facing a Yonko one-on-one is practically suicide for us, but I am certain with our numbers, we will become victorious." said Echo.

"Don't be too arrogant. You said that going against a Yonko is considered suicide, but being too arrogant is just as bad." said Raizo.

"Quiet you. We're the Marines! We work for the World Government! We are NOT supposed to fear pirates! If we did, then they will be ruling the world instead. Many of those other maggots are trembling at their sight, but I see this as an opportunity. Even if I am able to help take out one of their dumb lackys, it will be enough to help weaken Kong's forces! For the honor of the Marines, I will prepare to fight with my life!" said Echo as she was also being cheered by her Marines.

"Hmph. Don't cheer until we have won. This is going to be a tough battle even for us Marines." said Raizo as he prepared his weapons together.

"The wukong pirates, I have heard about them. Heard about the stories of great victories and wealth. Heard rumors and secrets, but never thought I would live the day to see them with my own two eyes" Said Ken Buki as the Yonko crew made their appearance.

"It's a shame it might be the last thing I see before I die" Ken turns around, facing his crew and gets ready to make a speak "But do not treat my young marines! For today, no matter who wins, we will make history! Fight for your life, your family, and friends. Cause even if we die here today, we will be remembered!"

Ken rises his hand and says "So... Are you with me?!"

The whole crew rises their hands and screams at the top of their lungs "Sir yes sir!"

"Good, now men..." Ken says as he moves down to the deck of the ship "Prepare the weapons!"

All the marines on the ship move around frantically preparing every weapon on the ship. As the marines on the crew rushes to prepare the weapons Ken moves down into the lower deck of the ship and moves closer to a massive vault placed at the back end of the ship. He opens the vault doors and he can't keep himself from smiling. The whole vault is filled with weapons, ranging from swords to guns, a weapons specialist's dream. He gets himself loaded with all the weapon he could carry, two swords, a handfull of guns, a bazooka on his back and much, much more.

"Sir, are you ready?" A young marine asked the Vice Admiral. "Oh, yeah I am almost done" he says with a few bullets in his mouth, loading multiple weapons at the same time. "There, all done" he says and walks up to the main deck of the ship, Ken wasn't simply planning on losing this battle without a fight. After all the war has just begun.

"The Wukong Pirates." Iceberg says as he looks upon what was seen,"May the Lord be with us." He says shaking his head in disbelief.

"What do we do captain?" Captain Jackson would ask,as he was the most calm amidst he was trembling a bit before the sudden Yonko appearance.

"We do as what we are told to do." Iceberg says,"We fight back." He says with a nod,"Prepare to fight everyone! Man your divisions I have given you captains! Fight for the man next to you! Fight for yourself! Fight for God!!" He then looks at Armistead,"Why do you fight?!"

"I fight for my people in my home." Armistead answers.

"Why do you fight?!" Iceberg asks Pickett.

"I fight for my unit!" Pickett says.

"Why do you fight Longstreet?" Iceberg asks.

"I fight for the man next to me." Longstreet says.

"And why do you fight Captain Jackson?" Iceberg asks.

"I fight for God!!!" Jackson replies.

"Very Good!" Iceberg says,"Now show them what a leader is by leading them!!"

"YES SIR!!!" All the captains shout saluting to Iceberg.

The captains are seen rushing down to their crews and directing them to their battle stations as Iceberg is seen kneeling down,praying a little prayer. He then gets up and pulls out his hammer and with a serious look,he says,"Shall we begin?"

As the Si Xiang assembled around him, Wukong excitement subsided as he couldn't sense a singular opponent worth challenging beneath him. Digging into his ear with his pinky, the Monkey King pondered over ways to make the event more exciting. Just as an idea came to mind, another's voice invaded alongside it.

"I know you're a man of your word when it comes to gambling, Kong." His one of his two trusted military advisors, Yin, telepathically conveyed to him through his fruit. Having bested Kong in a wager of wits, Apollo coerced his superior to agree to his request of maintaining the advantage by staying in the skies. "Don't go and ruin the plan because you're bored." he spoke freely.

"Aye aye, get out me head. I already know." Wukong internally responded, well aware Yang and Yin probably set up that little wager to prevent him from having his fun. But there was no chance he was gonna let a measly rule ruin his fun. Thus, withdrawing his pinky from his ear, he addressed his subordinates with a confident smirk. "Oi, the pirate who takes out the most ships gets island. But to make things more challenging you can't go lower than 2000 meters, got it?" Wukong's tail began to wiggle in excitement. "Hoohooohaaahaaa, you better get going you're already behind." he relayed to the four, as a thick bolt of lightning spontaneously rained down clashing into one of the Marines' battleships, setting it ablaze.

"One of the ships has been hit! I repeat, Wukong and the Si Xiang has begun his assault against the fleet. Requesting immediate back-up or permission to withdrawal." One of the Commodores aboard the support ships relayed back to headquarters as the dozens of men were killed with ease.

Back at Marineford, Fleet Admiral Heiwa stood stoically as she pandered over what to do. The situation was not ideal; they were at a distinct disadvantage with Wukong attacking from miles in the sky. Furthermore, even though they held strength in numbers, the magnitude of the capabilities of Wukong Pirates elite easily outclassed the forces assembled in a Buster Call; hell Wukong himself could likely take them all out without incurring any damage. As uneasy silence took the lines as they troops awaited her orders. After several seconds, her eyes suddenly filled with passion and determination. "I authorize the 84th buster call unit to engage in battle against the Wukong Pirates. Your primary objective is to minimize casualties and keep the enemies occupied." If the Monkey wants a fight then he was going to get one. "Reinforcements are on the way!"

The Winged Beast Human noted the Marines with his sharp vision, "I dont really care for a island or two, " He remarked at Wukongs proposal, noting the sheer amount of high-ranking Marines in the vicinity, he heart throbbed, "But I cant wait to cause havoc and see the might of the World Forces." He screamed flapping his wings and flying straight towards the sun, as he gradually reached a certain height, He began flapping his wings in a rapid manner, causing the wind around the area to get disturbed, creating waves that would challenge even the mightiest of ships in the Four Blues.

"Tch. He is always one for showing off and causing all these wind storms. And an island is tempting, thought it'll just serve as another wasteland for yours truly." said Spark as he walked closer to the edge of the massive ship and looked down toward the Marines at the bottom and the massive wind in between them not being too phased by his wind. "Although, this little windstorm from Bird Boy over there could be beneficial to me. Boss said to stay over 2000 matters? That isn't too much of a problem. I'll give those fools down there a real show." said Spark as he started to inhale a large amount of air with his chest visually expanding thanks to his Logia body. Iō buresu! (Sulfuric Breath): shouted Spark as he blew out an intense breath of vapor sulfur that rides along the winds and started to create massive explosions along the way as it got closer down to the Marine vessels below.

Mercury isn't the type to go straight into battle and is more of a calm individual. Without saying a word, he slowly walks to the edge of the giant whale and puts his finger into a bowl of water. Using his devil fruit, he takes a drop of water from the bowl and makes it float over the edge. The small amount of water drops and lands into the vast ocean down below. Around the marine ship, the ocean calms completely and the waves are no more. Even with the massive winds created from Red, the ocean is still and calm. This technique is called Waves of Tranquility and is a favorite of Mercury.

The water begins to slowly bobble from different places and out of it comes a few hundred humanoids that have the appearance of a typical pirate. This technique is known as Soldiers of Davy Jones and is mostly used in combination with the previous technique shown by Mercury. The pirates slowly make their way towards the marine ships and attempt to climb up the ships while getting fired at with cannonballs and heavy artillery.

Elizabeth drew her sword and used the enhanced strength strength and speed from her hybrid form to deliver a powerful slash of air! But rather than just that alone she spat a powerful stream of red flames using the oxygen in her slash to increase the power of her flames as her attack colored against theirs. Despite her efforts she along can't keep this attack back for long and was quickly being pushed back!

"D-damn!" She thought to herself as she felt her attack being pushed back slowly.

Spark smirks slightly as he notices Elizabeth struggling against his attack. "If you're having troubles pushing an attack like that back, you'll be even more worried when I get more serious." said Spark as he continued to watch down from below as he notices the soldiers of Davy Johns starting to make their way onto the Marine ships. "Don't just watch the problems from above. You got some coming from below as well."

"Shit! What the hell are these maggots?! They're not human that's what!" said Echo as she started to fight some off using her Rokushiki techiques.

"They're apparently the soldiers of Davy Jones. We best try to fight off these guys as much as we can! Though I am with Cipher Pol, I am still a Marine and I will defend this with my life!" said Raizo as he started to kick away some of the pirates as well. Echo's other men on the ship engage in combat against the pirates.

"We just need to defend ourselves until the reinforcements arrive! Just try to defend yourselves now in the name of Justice!" shouted Echo as she, Raizo, and her men continued to fight off the pirates to the best of their abilities.

As Mitsuki sees the other VA's struggle with the attack, he thinks to himself. "I better do something quickly or we'll all be dead." Sweat runs down his face and drips down his cheeks. "Abel, Fugo, stand back for now will ya." He says and jumps down from the helm and onto the deck. Drawing his sword, he slashes at the explosion to try and push it back like Echo just did. The same result happens and Mitsuki is pushed back a bit.

"Shit, this isn't working." He thinks and looks over the edge seeing hundreds of pirates made of water trying to climb up the ship. He throws a deck of cards to one of the clones that he had made earlier and it starts to sit down. It pulls out the cards and places them on the floor. On the other hand, the real Mitsuki runs to the middle of the ship and uses his devil fruit to create as many clones as he can. Ninty-nine clones jump off the ship and use Geppo to spread themselves onto the other marine vessels. At the same time, they slash at a few of the water pirates created by Mercury.

The only clone left stands up and gives back the cards to the real Mitsuki. He then jumps off the ship together with the rest while the real Mitsuki looks at his two captains. "The odds ain't looking too good, I'm sorry boys."

The marines aboard the support vessels found themselves overwhelmed by the disarray of incredible attacks surrounding them. "Dear god, if I survive this I swear I'll be a better father." one of the officers proclaimed as one of Mercury's water soldiers arose from the depths of the oceans. "Well fuck you too God!" he cried out, pulling out his gun to try and fill the water soldier with bullets. However, almost as if he were facing a logia fruit holder, his bullet seemingly did not damage. But just as he was about to throw in the towel, one of Mitsuki's clones suddenly emerged and dealt with abomination. "There is a God!" he confessed with glee. With his faith restored, he and many other continued to try and deter the pirates' attacks.

Unlike her fellow Si Xiang, Sakura wasn't very interested in playing in Wukong's little competition. Honestly this whole situation was rather dull and boring; she'd rather be else where being soothed by a nice bottle of sake. But captain's orders are captain's order, thus, Sakura slowly patrolled to the horn of Tenkujira and extended her arm. "It's snack time boy, go eat till your hearts content." Her appendage began to morph, calling upon her extremely rare devil fruit ability, a sea serpent of epic proportions descended from the skies. Resembling that of a sea-king, if allowed to hit the water it would be lethal for the ships below as its hunger is nearly unquenchable. "Are you happy now?" Medusa relayed to her captain, uninterested in the outcome of the beast she conjured.

Elizaeth saw the massive serpent approaching the Marine from the sky and her knees quickly buckled. "I need to do more...I need to get stronger!" She internally yelled at herself as she shot straight up using her geppo, Soru and her naturally increase physical abilities her hybrid form gives her and quickly appeared in front of the beast. "let's do this!" She thought while gripping her sword. "Ittō-ryū!:" Elizabeth yells as she stabs her sword into the serpent's head and using her sky maneuvering abilities and speed she quickly circled around the serpent's body multiple times until reaching the other end of the serpent! "Camelot's Havoc!"

As his fellow Vice Admirals takes care of the problems surrounding them, Ken Buki still had to take care of the explosions heading his way. Ken reaches into his jacket and takes out a belt of dials and throws it in the air. As the explosion hits the dials Ken smiles and says "Prepare for impact!" The dials managed to absorb most of the explosion but some still hit the ship.

The dials fall onto the ground and Ken Buki goes to pick them up and says "I will be taking these" He turns around, facing one of Mitsuki's clones and says "Here, spread these out to the other marine ships. And don't forgot about these as well" Ken gives the clone the dials, keeping one for himself, and also gives it a crate of weapons. This ain't much but it will surely help the marine's side.

Iceberg sees the creature and Elizabeth falling from the sky rapidly. And he looks down below the ship. Iceberg makes quick action by his hands giving off a whitish aura and fires out a cold spray from his battleship. Each spray made it from cold water into slush into full ice. It took a few seconds because he was charging his hands with cold,but the majority of the water surrounding the battleships was frozen. Iceberg then fires off some sharp ice projectiles aiming for the giant serpent as its decent and contact was imminent.

"Well done Iceberg." Says a clone of Mitsuki as it lands on Iceberg's ship. The clone is holding a bunch of weapons ranging from short to long-range and everything in-between. "I don't know if this will help but Buki arranged weapons to all the marine vessels." The clone says and quickly puts the crate down before jumping off the ship and uses Geppo to quickly move over to another marine ship. On the Adam's Eve stands the real Mitsuki thinking to himself. "Let's try and end this quickly before it gets too out of hand." He jumps off the ship and onto the ice platform created by Iceberg. "Fugo and Abel, take care of the ship will ya." He says without turning around and begins to run towards where the giant serpent would approximately land. "Shit, I can't get there in time. I guess I'll have to do it here."

All of the one-hundred clones that Mitsuki had created earlier, vanish, and what looks like a thousand hands sprout from the ice below. They form around Mitsuki to what looks like a lotus flower, he clenches his fist and puts them together. "Secret Technique Thirty-Nine; Blooming Lotus Flower, ROKUOGAN!!!!!!" He screams as loud as he can. A huge bright burst of light emanates from Mitsuki and is aimed straight at the serpent while at the same time being placed to where if the attack misses, it will hit the giant whale above it. A powerful technique that takes a toll on the user's body. After using the technique, Mitsuki falls to his knees and is barely able to stand up. "You dumb monkey." He whispers to himself and falls onto his side, fainting in the process. The giant serpent is roasted and blown to a million pieces to the point where the remaining bits shouldn't cause any significant damage to the fleet below. The attack's range was so tremendous, if unanswered, it'd manage to hit the giant whale above which towered over the seas for over four thousand meters.

With the battlefield filled with subpar combatants, Wukong fell to his back and enjoyed the light sensation of cannabis from his golden pipe. "Hopefully, that bastard Kiwashi stops hiding like a bitch. He owes me big for that stunt he pulled a while back~saru." Wukong thought to himself, referring to his wager against Daisuke not too long ago. As the battle carried onward, the primate's leisure time was interrupted by not a challenger worthy of his time but one of the ants below who was biting on more than he could chew. Tenkujira let off quite the roar as Vice-Admiral Mitsuki's attack managed to reach in exposed under-belly. "Oi oi, I'm tryna to relax over here. Can't you guys attack and defend~saru?" Wukong complained, disappointed that his so-called strongest combatants were unable to stop such an attack.

With Tenkujira bound to suffer from the assault, Wukong took matters into his own hands. Inhaling a large hit, Wukong exhaled a blasphemous amount of white that began to cloak around the titanic beast; the clouds would server as defense, masking Tenku's position somewhat to deter attacks like that from hitting their mark but also provided Tenku the support needed to maintain current altitude until it'd be able to recover. Yawning, Wukong returned to his leisured time as the battle continued.

The marine officers found themselves baffled by the might of their superiors were showing. "Vice-Admiral Iceberg-g-g-g, really managed to stop the entire platoon of water soldiers. Incred-d-dible." an officer commented, somewhat chilly from the change in terrain.

"Did you see Vice-Admiral Mitsuki. That was the infamous Rokuogan but taken to a whole other level. Holy shit!" another cadet followed up, initially captivated by Vice-Admiral Elizabeth's advanced swordsmanship but astounded by the former's showing. The situation seemed less dire with all the Vice-Admirals displaying other-worldly feat but they knew better than to let their guards down. "Pivot your cannons upward! Even if we miss it should at least make things more difficult for those Monkey bastards!" One of the captains aboard a supporting ship yelled, causing the launchers to target the skies above. "FIRE!" the onslaught commenced.

"Everyone!" Elizabeth yelled still in the air not needing to use her geppo to keep herself airborn. "Are we not vice admirals of the Marines!? We do not just defend the world, but we also fight for justice!" She then pointed her sword upward at the whale. "We need to buy as much time as possible, reiforcments should arrive soon!" She thought to herself, "Fermi, Daisuke, those two could appear any moment! They can help turn the tables! We need to win as much time for them as possible." Elizabeth then demanded, "You want to fight Sì Xiàngedit? Then come down and face me! I am a Vice Admiral of the Marines and am ready for any of you!"

"Hmph! I don't need a trooper to tell me the obvious! Justice is absolute! These pirates think they will topple us?! They're fools I tell you!" shouted Echo as she also ascended to the skies beside Elizabeth. "I'll still have to pay you back for what you said earlier but stalling these bastards is top piroity right now. Raizo, make sure you defend my ship and the troopers down there in the meantime."

"Of course. I am already doing that." said Raizo still fighting off the last of the water solders on the ship.

"Looks like Boss is starting to get a bit annoyed. Alright, time to stop messing around." said Spark as he sat back up and walk off toward the ship and started to float in midair using his powers and he looks down at the two Vice Admirals floating in midair. "So, you think you're ready for us huh? Brave, I'll give you that. But when the Boss starts to question our power, that's when I need to stop fucking around." said Spark as he said that last statement with seriousness.

"Hmph....better stay on guard...this one is trouble.." said Echo as she prepared for Spark's attacks.

"Now then, let's begin this show already." said Spark as he held out one of his paws toward Echo and Elizabeth. "Arechi! (Wasteland)" shouted Spark as he used his signature attack that releases a large wave of acid from his hand which is large enough to cover an entire ship. The wave of acid closes in on the two airborne Vice Admirals.

"Dammit! Fucking acid!" said Echo as she tried to evade around the acid using her natural flight.

Iceberg then looks up to see Echo and Elizabeth taking on Spark,"This could be a good time to help out the other marines get up there." He then starts charging up his hands to make them ice cold,"This'll take me a while,so my fellow companions should try to hold themselves up before I finish this." He says as he starts blasting cold from the frozen ocean and starts to make a ramp with its such icy features.

"Ittō-ryū!:" Elizabeth drops her body into a partial crouch, both knees bent, left arm drawn back and right arm extended forward. She grasps the end of her hilt with her left hand and rests the tips of the fingers of her right hand  on the blade near the tip.

"That! That's the same stance that's the same as..." Vlad stopped talking and looked at Elizabeth.

"King's Might!" Elizabeth called for the name of her attack as she lunched forward sending out a cone shaped attack of air which parted a path through the acid which Elizabeth used her Soru to travel through without any hesitation! She then began a charge directly towards Spark! "That all you got!?"

Spark makes a slight smirk before as he was staring at Elizabeth charging at him. "Not exactly. A mere Vice Admiral wouldn't be enough for me to get more serious. Not until they appear." said Spark as he quickly pulled out a saber from his body. This saber was made of a special metal that prevented it from melting from his weaker acid from and he swings it in a matter to block Elizabeth's next attack with it sparking with his Electro when it made contact. "Sword users can be a pain...I prefer my powers and sniping but this saber is handy when I need to get up close with swordfighters." said Spark.

"Don't try to hog all of the glory maggot! But because of that you are distracted!" said Echo as she does a brief inhale. "Basilisk Spit!" shouted Echo as she spat out a stream of venom toward Spark so that it wouldn't hit Elizabeth but the attack simply gets absorbed into his body. "What the..."

"I'm immune to most poisons. Not as much as that poison specific fruit but I can just simply make my acid more corrosive than that venom you use to burn through it." said Spark.

Elizabeth smiled after hearing Spark's words, "you remind me a lot of a cocky pirate." She says as she adjusts her grip ever so slightly to not just direct Spark's sword forward while she stepped forward toward her right aide but her blade was coated with haki and aimed right at his throat! "In a sword battle its not those with 'power' who wins but those who are truly the better swordsman!" she thought as she evaded and attacked!

Spark was quickly able to harden his neck area in time as he points out his specially made revolver toward Elizabeth's forehead. "Heh, then it's a good thing that swordplay is more or less just a small hobby I have to do every now and again. That's why I prefer guns. Strike from a far, can load them with anything that can fit, in a sense they can be more deadlier than a sword. Especially when loaded with explosive acid rounds like this. You know how the saying goes: "Don't bring a sword to a gun fight." said Spark as he fired off rounds of acid balls toward Elizabeth that will explode on contact should she gets hit or tries to block them. "I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve woman. Don't think I'm out of tricks yet. If I got more serious, I'd risk hurting my allies and can't have that with Boss around after all."

"Yeh," Red responded to Spark, while still flying the safe distance, "You always come up with excuses Hoppip..Do you really think with me around you can hurt your allies ? Don't tell me you are juts out of ideas. Nope I know for sure you aren't" Red provoked Spark.

Reinforcements Arrive! An Unlikely Party Emerges!

Amidst all the ensuing chaos from the skies above and the seas below, a man who stands as the symbol of peace and justice among communities far and wide, suddenly emerged on the frozen sea-bed. His emergence was unknown to his Marine allies, as intended. Surveying the scene, Vice-Admiral Kiwashi awaited the inevitable as the Monkey King's sense would surely notice him in moments. "Let's dance, you filthy primate." he muttered, as his eyes continued to mark the various Marine ships and officers at the scene.

Just as the blonde Vice Admiral deduced, Wukong was quick to notice that a fighter capable of holding his own against him had finally emerged; not only that but it's the bastard who didn't stay true to his word when they clashed months prior. "So the hero emerges, wonderful~saru." Kong arose from his lax position, returning to his feet. The white clouds that formed earlier grew dark and ominous. Returning Tenkujira's head, Wukong pulled on his primal urges and let out a loud roar; like it thunder it echoed across the battlefield, alerting his subordinates to the attack about to come. Unhesitant and unyielding, Wukong rained down a massive bolt of lightning towards Daisuke's location.

"I see, you must be limited to skies to not approach me immediately, so there's a bit of strategy going on up there." Daisuke commented as the primate roared. "Oh well, this works better for me." he noted, before disappearing right as the lightning struck down, causing the frozen surface to shatter, unleashing the water below and freeing some of the ships from their static position. Emerging somewhere else along the more fortified pieces, Daisuke commented on Wukong's aim. "You missed, but I bet if you try again you'll hit for sure!"

Another and another and another, lightning bolt followed as Daisuke danced around the battlefield, causing the ice to almost fade entirely due to the electrical current and heat. Marines who were found standing along the platform would rush back to the ships before they swallowed by the ruthless abyss. Some didn't make it.

As Daisuke propelled himself from location to location, he noticed the accuracy of each attack slowly improving with each progressive bolt. "Fucking monkey keeps improving." he thought, before suddenly disappearing from the battlefield. "Your turn, Aoshi."

"Oi, you running away coward?!?!?!" Wukong yelled, visibly upset with the Vice-Admiral's actions. However, right as he was about direct his anger towards Kiwashi's fragile allies, he noticed a force like no other emerging from the distance, miles away.

Galloping in the skies, a white stead with wings like an angel's charged toward the titanic sky whale with unquestionable speed. Mounted along its back, a knight so renowned her skills are regarded as legendary. Rising from her seated position, she balanced herself along its back with her right foot planted towards its tail-end. "I return to battle in the name of justice and peace, therefore, I ask you to lend me your strength once again, gloria." she recited her usual pre-battle hymn before placing her respective hands along her scabbard and hilt of her blade. "Fluctus...Firma..." she whispered, as the Fleet Admiral drew her sword, X-Caliber, from its scabbard, swinging her sword across her chest with controlled perfection and radiance.

Despite the distance, with Heiwa not even being in eyesight yet, Kong could sense her intent. "Duck you stupid creature!" Wukong exclaimed, attempting to kick down the Tenkujira before it was too late. But it was indeed, too late.

In an instant, a pulse ran clean through the torso of the whale, bisecting its top and lower halves as if it were a made of butter. Such a speed and precession were unmatched; not a single drop of blood rained down as both halves began plummet towards the sea below.

"Holy shit, what the fuck just happened???" a marine officer commented, completely baffled by the events that just transpired. Lightning coming down like rain, the Hero of the Marines teleporting, the giant whale suddenly hurdling down like a meteor, what the fuck is going?!?

"Reinforcements have arrived." Daisuke responded, appearing behind the baffled officer.

Turning his head to bear witness to the living legend, the young officer was welcomed by a pleasant sight. Dozens of marine ships had spontaneously emerged at the scene. "I see...you were clearing the ice to allow for safe transport." the officer realized. Joy filled his tiny body as the scene reminded him what an honor it was to be part of such an illustrious organization; the World first defense against corruption, the Marines.

"So, the big fish have finally arrived huh? Looks like I don't need to mess around with you anymore." said Spark as he quickly turned his attention back to Echo and sent a wave of acid toward her.

"Crap! Let me guard down dammit..." said Echo as she braced herself for the attack.

Suddenly, a large green light passes right through Spark's attack disrupting it before it could hit Echo. The green beam then explodes wildly in the sky just above them. In the same direction that beam came from, Fermi can be seen standing at the end of his personalized battleship that is completely powered by his gamma powers. He is also seen by three other subordinates.

"Hmph. You are too eager to end things quickly when you know when the odds are about to be against you. This is a golden opportunity to rid this world of a major threat and we will do whatever it takes to accomplish that goal. Rest assured." said Fermi as he is one of the Admirals of the Navy.

"Alright! Inari and the reinforcements finally arrived!" said Echo with a smirk.

Spark can been seen reforming himself after the explosion from Fermi's attack. "Wars are never easy to win. There will always be roadblocks." said Spark.

Fermi's three subordinates then finally look around at what they are dealing with each offering their own views of what is going on.

"Looks like this war is about to go into overdrive. We must do what it takes to win!" said Commodore Casper who still has scars on his body from his last big fight. Casper was promoted sometime afterwards after being able to single-handedly calm a rioting pirate crew by himself.

"Master Inari and the Navy won't fall to these pirate scum! They will learn to think twice before messing with us!" said the tall, kitsune-like girl named Yakokami. Yakokami isn't of a true rank but is actually Fermi's pet Kyuubi that ate a Devil Fruit that allows her to assume a more humanoid form. She is also able to produce powerful rays of the sun to burn foes.

"These damn pirates...they're all alike...just causing trouble for the hell of it. But Wukong and his stupid crew will be no more after today. Like Admiral Fermi said, this will would be rid of one nuisance and soon the rest of them." said Vice Admiral Nitro who already had his sword out ready to fight. Angrboda Nitroni is the son of the very infamous pirate Angrboda D. Seiryuu. Nitro, despite being his son, grew to hate Seiryuu mainly him focusing on his conquests and even sees him as a tool that'll get stronger. Eventually at one point, Fermi and Seiryuu were having another one of their battles and Nitro was around. Seiryuu then left due to dealing with important matters and Fermi was quick to notice Nitro and threatened to kill him saying that he is the son of the man that slaughters Nobles. However, Fermi could see in Nitro's eyes that he hated his own father and wanted to bring him down as much as he did. Fermi also saw a chance to have an edge over Seiryuu by having his own son be a notable Marine. Nitro is very well known for his skills and deception when he was posing as a pirate and, after turning in many pirates, was promoted to the Vice Admiral rank.

These three along with Echo were all personally trained by Fermi himself to be strong carriers of Justice against the pirates. Fermi's own men on his ship are more adapt than the regular Marine as well as they all take pride in hard work and dedication as they do. They are more than ready to risk their own lives in this war if it means to help bring down a Yonko and their crewmates.

More Marine ships are coming in through the ice as a scarred man was approaching the front of the ship to look at the situation.

"Woah!" many marines in other ships look at the man across,"The man that is respected and feared by marines and pirates alike."

"Thanatos!" Marines would mutter in awe and fear as they saw the man look along.

"Man look at all those pirates!" A marine cowards while seeing the Wukong Pirates,"Do you think we can win even with all of our best men?"

Suddenly the marine couldn't breathe as it seemed Thanatos took the air out of the marine. Every other marine around then stepped back not to say anything else.

Thanatos himself draws a breath and then says,"I find your lack of faith in the Marine Force disturbing. You signed up for this to fight against imbeciles like this monkey scum." He then drops the marine and gives back the marine's breath and looks still among the battle.

Another ship was filled with a red haired man and his dog on his head. There was also a woman right next to him as they looked at the battle himself.

"Looks like we'll be in for a handful." The red haired says,"Ain't that right Banzai?" He says patting the pup's head on his head.

"This is something we haven't done in some time haven't we?" The short, brown-haired woman would say,"I guess I shall get my mech soon."

"Sure thing Pandora." The red haired man would say,"Man I wish my wife could see this,but she's now singing in the club." He says looking at a picture of a pink-skinned girl in a blue dress singing."I'll be there after this mission." He says to himself,"For I am Blackstone Arthur."

On another approaching ship, a stern figure assessed the scene from his chair as Marines ran around the ship in preparation for the battle. Commodore Kabuto S. Willem was not going to miss out in this fight. Things looked quite interesting out there, and as much as he hated it, they might have to call in the Warlords. If they did, that brat Neal would be there and he could "accidentally disappear". Besides the wishful thinking, justice would be served. Those pirates had no idea how easily the would be crushed by absolute justice!

As the reinforcements arrived, Elizabeth tried to asses over what her next move should be. Until...

A man appeared on her ship and walked past both the captains from earlier who took a knee with their heads bowed down. Their faces displaying true respect towards the man. He was dressed from head to toe in large, thick, samurai armor. Each stepped weighted hundreds if not thousands of beasts wrapped into one. He removed his mask and looked upward as the attack from the fleet admiral landed through the sky whale. His aura, his very presence was that of a veteran, of a true warrior, and he removed his thick, decorated mask revealing the face of a rugged old man. His face stern and in control as his eyes laid on the vice-admiral in the air.

"Oiiii! Kid! Don't go and get yourself killed trying to bring the fight straight to the enemies. Hahaha! See my student is just as crazy as ever!" His voice was strong and powerful yet mature and well in control. He smiled with a cheerful and excited look on it as his eyes laid upon the massive red mink Yonko. "Oh? So the primate himself is here! Ha! Ha! This will be fun!" He yelled before drawing his katana from his side.

"S-sensei!?" Elizabeth yelled before backing away from the enemies and held her blade in front of her. "He's right, I need to think clearly and stay calm. I need to fight like a warrior, not some animal." She thought to herself prepared for a fight.

A few more Marine ships appeared with a man with long silver hair walking towards the front of the ship with his arms crossed with intense eyes. As the man approached, all the Marines on board began to shudder from his presence. All began to part way as he made his way to the front of the ship to see what was before him.

“Hmph, would’ve guessed this is what those mongrels are up to,” Tosei scoffed to himself.

“Ummm Gintaka, sir,” one of the Marines asked in a scared tone, “what are our orders?”

Tosei glared down at the Marine with an intimidating stare that made the Marine take a couple steps back before Tosei turned his attention back on the island watching the battle.

“If you have been paying any attention to detail of what was instructed,” Tosei says, “we’re here to end this and win the war. However, I will admit, it’s been a while since we've been involved in something as chaotic as this, be a nice time to spread my wings once more…”

Upon seeing the passed out vice-admiral hit the seas, instincts alone made Arthur not just run but jump, diving into the freezing cold water and swam full speed towards Ken and hooked him up on his arms. "The vice Admirals...need to keep living!" He thought to himself as he pulled out of the sea and used Geppo to rush back to Elizabeth's ship!

"I guess you do attract flies with honey." Wukong commented, referring to the Marines and himself. Be that as it may, it seems honey also attracts some other creatures as well; a lion, a fox and an Eagle most notably. With Tenkujira's fate already sealed, Wukong allowed the beast to descend. Optimistically, he hoped the beast would take care of some of the flies, but he knew, realistically, it would be cleared before that could happen.

"You know where we stand." Yin relayed telepathically to his captain. "You're outnumbered and no longer have the advantage. Withdraw. We're still winning the war and it's not worth the risk of losing one of the Si Xiang." Having discussed the possibilities with their war general, Yang, Yin was often the bearer of bad news.

"Aye, but think of the reward. I'd say three quarters of them are here. If we take them out here the war is basically won." Always the opportunist, always willing to take the gamble, Wukong disregarded the advice of his most trusted intelligence advisors. "Start rallying the troops and tell Barbara it's time to mobilize. We're going to win this war!" Wukong internally responded, before returning his gauge to the battlefield. "Oi, handle their carries for a bit. I'll take out these pests out in one fell swoop." Wukong chanted from the skies above towards his commanders. From his feet, green-tinted clouds began to spawn and engulf the skies. "I'll make them wish they became pirates instead."


Suddenly a giant shadow from under the water appeared as a swift burst of water shot upward! Like a giant guyser the eater chased to the sky while a massive wall of moss appeared and as the waves following the burst of water revealed a giant turtle like beast with the head of a stone Lion. The wall of moss fell and quickly revealed a truly huge forest upon the forest the sound of cheerful singing was heard.

"Gather up all of the crew!


Time to ship out Binks's brew!


Pirates we, we'll divide and conquer all the seas!


With the waves to rest our heads, ship beneath us as our bed!


Hoisted high up on the mast our jolly roger flies!


Somewhere in the endless sky, a storm has started comin' by!


Waves are dancing having fun, it's time to sound the drums!


If we let blow winds of fear then the end of us is near!


Even so, tomor-row the sun will rise again!


Yo-hohoho, Yo-hoho-ho,


Yo-hohoho, Yo-hoho-ho,


Yo-hohoho, Yo-hoho-ho,


Yo-hohoho, Yo-hoho-ho


The massive lion headed turtle let kit a powerful and truly might roar! The sheer volume, power and force behind the roar vibrated across the battlefield! The ships from the Marines shook as countless Marines feel to their knees in fear feeling the roar course through their bodies. The vibration even reached the sky itself.

"Well, well." A rather young man called as he stepped forward. He had tan skin resembling if someone basking in the sunlight. His crisp, pure white hair matched well with his deep golden eyes. Most notable, his voice was that of true peace and calmness, an unearthly warmth. It was a fellow Yonko, an Emperor of the Sea, The King Of Spilled Blood, Esposito Dante.

"What do we have here? A flood of Marines? What are these rats doing in my sea?" Dante asked as he looked around? He then noticed the massive sky whale falling from the skies. "Oh? The Old Man's here too! Ha!" He exclaimed with cheer noticing his fellow Yonko on the scene.

Though suddenly his attention was drawn to the Marine's side. His eyes were fixated. A single individual, a fellow swordsman, the Fleet Admiral herself. "She's here..." He whispered to himself as he suddenly grabs one of his swords.

"Very unfortunate." Heiwa remarked, as her pegasus, Llamrei, galloped down towards her troops. "The situation is evolving. Have our worst fears come to past or is this a blessing in disguise." she pondered, as the whale was closing in fast. "Kiwashi..."

"Got it!" he commented, before emerging below the two halves with his open palm. "I'm sure the Science core would love this waiting at their door steps." Before the two halves suddenly disappeared as he propelled them across the seas with his fruit's power. "So, what's the plan here chief?" he questioned his decades old friend, appearing before her immediately after he handled her little request.

"Everyone hold your fire!" Her voice echoed throughout the ships, sufficiently answering Daisuke's question as well. If the situation can dissolve on its own and they can withdraw without suffering anymore casualties, that would be ideal. Optimistically, she'd want the two pirate emperors to bicker amongst themselves but the likeliness of that happening was small; especially given the information about their prior meeting. Worst case, well she didn't like to imagine it; she had a habit of willing things into existence. As attempted to compile the scattered thoughts within her mind, she could feel the Kind King's gaze fixed on her. It wasn't crude or perverted but rather, a look she was equally as familiar with; a new challenger for her swordsman's throne. However, she couldn't pay much mind to such thoughts, she needed to continue to focus on the task at hand and making sure she didn't lose more than half of the military in a single battle.

A patch cleared in the sky as Wukong sensed the boy wonder arrive in style. "DANTE! YOU REALLY ARE THE BEST! YOU'VE COME TO PARTAKE IN OUR GOD'S VALLEY HAVEN'T YOU?!? THAT'S WHY YOU'RE HERE! SOMEONE CALL FAMINE, LET'S REALLY FUCK SOME SHIT UP!!!" The primate's tail swayed ferociously side-to-side, causing aggressive winds to develop. His blood began to boil. It was happening, it's finally happening. Like a deity, his emotions seemed to control the weather around him; the green clouds shifted into dark grey as an uncontrollable storm began to develop. As he reached backward to grab his mighty weapon, one word suddenly invaded his mind.

"Bust!" Yin proclaimed, finally using his ace, his ability to veto a decision for the good of the war. Wukong is undoubtedly the captain and leader of the crew, however Yin and Yang are those he respects the most. The two who he has personally conceded to being inferior; intellectually that is. When the primate revealed his idea to the pair, they came up with a fail safe, a word that broke through the chain of authority. Naturally, it was a wager that inaugurated the word into their series of little codes. But all the same, it was Yin's only way to break through to Wukong at this moment. "Best case, two commanders live this sequence. Worst, well you know the worst."

Livid as his dream battle was on the cusp of becoming reality, Wukong was never one to go back on an agreement, especially one established through gambling. His tail fell flaccid as the rumbling clouds followed. "It seems our glorious battle will have to till another day." Wukong proclaimed, indicating that his commanders needed to withdraw. If someone were to strike at him now, he'd have no choice but to retaliate. But there was a slim chance of that happening. Thus, as he waited for his commanders to return to his altitude, Wukong fixed his attention to the Marine pest below. "You're days are numbers Navy. Attacks like these will occur more frequently. You better stop destroying your own damned islands but then again, you'll probably put this on me, won't you Kiwashi." Wukong fixed his gaze directly at the blonde hero.

"Seems like they're retreating, after that great proclamation and everything. Damn, he's trying his hardest to..." Something finally dawned on the Hero of the Marines.

"It seems so doesn't it, that's a shocking relief." she then pivoted her attention to the newcomer who had yet to reveal what he had occurred here. She considered the possibility that the Kind King intentionally arrived to de-escalate the situation, but his alignment was still foreign to her so she couldn't truly jump to such a conclusion. "Hold and maintain your positions! Our enemy are pirates, they can lie and deceive at any point. Until we certain the threat can has been officially clear, keep your guard!" her eyes now fixed on Dante as she awaited what he'd decide.

"See we were coming here to celebrate a friend's daughter's birthday. Unfortunately, it appears you all decided to attack a truly harmless island. This can go one of two ways, we can have a bloody battle here and both lose a lot. I don't fully mind it as I'll have a chance to fight you, lady lion. Or, I can let you all live. But if it comes to that just know, you all get to go  home or back to your base because I, a Yonko, one of the four pirate emperors, decided to be the bigger man." Dante spoke confidently as he knew at the end of the day the Marines were stuck with the odds against them. Not only did he have just as many soldiers as them, but his mighty beast can also dive underwater. If they were to battle, even if they managed to defeat the Kind King, the primate who they're in a war with can easily return to defeat them in their beaten and tattered state.

"What do you say, Lioness? Would you like to battle? Or would you like to bring your people home and prepare for your real enemy?" He smiled as he stared right back at the Fleet Admiral. Dante himself didn't mind having a truly massive battle especially with the rest of his fleet still on their way, with three battleships of his own and few other 'surprises' of his own. At the same time, his wanting to battle was a little spoiled as so many innocents have sadly lost their lives and won't be remembered since their entire culture was cleaned out.

Two of Dante's top commanding officers step to his side. The cherry blossom chairs colored woman who wields four swords to her hips and the previously mentioned Kai. Each and every soldier of Dante's fighting force we're tightening the grip of their weapons. Hundreds upon hundreds of giant and violent looking plant life began to grow from the might island turtle. No one was hesitant, every last one of them ready for a battle.

Heiwa scoffed at Dante's words. "You pirates, always trying to romanticize your actions; truly dishonorable." she thought to herself before officially responding to Dante's declaration. It didn't take much to realize what Dante was trying to do. Planting seeds of doubt within her ranks, it was probably how he convinced dozen of nations to fall under his rule and how he adopted the moniker, "Kind King". He was certainly charismatic, a natural born leader but his empathetic, warm persona was nothing but a farce, a form of manipulation to meet his needs and misguide those who fall for it. In her eyes, Dante was more despicable than Kong. At least the Monkey King wasn't painting himself to be a just and serving leader, his actions can be taken at face value. Dante misguides those into believing his action are righteous, when in reality they only serve his selfish desires.

"We, the Marines, will never yield to pirates!" she exclaimed, with her first statement setting the tone for following. "I would not expect a child with a misguided sense of justice to understand the actions of those who truly uphold it." she allowed her words to resonate within her ranks. "You may put yourself on pedestal but just like that ape up there who is trying to be a God, you and your team of bandits are nothing but a group of pirates with fancy names attached." She paused before reaching her speech's climax. "If you wish to follow in the footsteps of that pirate mink and declare war against the World Government then we will take you on as well! And if it costs every last one of us our lives to put both of you into the ground, we'd all be willing to make that sacrifice!"

"Yeah"

"Tell em' Fleet Admiral!"

"Let's fuck em up!"

Cheers and rallies among the Marines vessels grew louder by the moment as Heiwa's encouraging words managed to land with her troops. "We provide peace and security to the one hundred seventy-plus nations who are aligned to the World Government, and we are willing to give our hearts to the cause to maintain it!" she slammed her fist into her armored plated chest. "Your time will come and go just like those before you know it. But us, we will continue to fight you wicked pirates until the lot of you finally realize..." Heiwa seemingly paused for dramatic effect. "Your defeat is inevitable." Loud screams and chants immediately followed such a strong declaration. In one fell swoop, Heiwa reassured her troops, rallied them, antagonized the enemies and re-affirmed their actions; it is no wonder why she's the single most influential person within the Marines.

If Dante really wanted to engage the Marines, he wouldn't have offered the withdraw in the first place. Although the threat of him entering the battle still remains, Heiwa has now decided to operate under the assumption that the Kind King has no interest in warring today, but rather he intended to flex his muscles to assert himself; how vainglorious. Piercing through the chants and screams, Heiwa concluded her spiel by addressing Dante specifically. "So tell me child, what is it you will do. Are you going to foolishly partake in a battle and reveal your true colors to those you claim to care so much about." she was referring to the many kingdoms that serve under his control that would sure struggle if he were to die here. "Or will you return to them, and allow us to handle the threat that you most certainly cannot." Although primarily targeting World Government affiliates, Wukong's approach of raising water levels effects all blue-sea islands. Even with Dante's powers, in due time, his islands will fall just like the rest. "So enjoy your freedom while you still have it. Leave. Because once I'm done with Wukong, I'll take your head next."

Wukong watched intently from the skies above. Like a drug addict craving another hit, Wukong had to restrain himself from getting involved. "Hurry up, you fucking slugs. I gotta get back to jerk off after getting teased like this~saru." he relayed, still vividly upset.

After Heiwa's mighty words had reached the kind king and the rest of his men there was just the briefest moment of pause. In that moment Dante could feel and hear the trust this woman, no, this warrior among warriors inspires from countless Marines. Then to break the small silence Dante couldn't help but let out a "tch!" before he and the entire island's worth of soldiers suddenly broke out in laughter!  Not just them but the massive island turtle began to laugh as well! The sound of joyful and powerful laughter filled the sea!

"Bitch we're pirates! Hahaha! We know shat we've done! We know what we do!" Dante adds while breaking to laugh. "I am painting .myself with my true colors!  Everyone, every man, woman hell even some children know their lives will never be completely safe. Because I will always have the Marines, the other Yonkos, I will always have enemies! But even so they are protected by me! If I die here then the fate they knew could come one day just came! But if you die, if you all die, what is the world to do?"  Dante spoke confidently, each one if his words inspired and amped up the rest of his men who were equally excited for battle.

The skies began to grow darker as all the clouds turned black and blocked any sunlight from hitting the two opposing forces. He meant every word, he knows just as all of his other men knew, just as every citizen of his territory knew, that no matter what he does he can never create the world he visions but he will die trying anyway.. Just as Dante finished calling out to the rest of the Marines the fleet of three massive battleships we're approaching quickly. They were each being propelled by the air funneled by a single birdmen!

Just as those ships were seen, something truly 'unique' broke from the sky! A grand and long Dragon, one of brilliant light blue scales descended alongside a jet black back dragon flapped its wings as it flew along side him. The jet black dragon had a set of troops of different races standing on it's back.

The Kind King then looked deeply at Heiwa, he could feel the sheer hate she has for him yet it made him smile all the more. He then broke the silence and spoke directly to Heiwa "So you tell me, Bitch. You want to raise hell on earth? Or do you want to go home and prepare for the Old Man to Spank your ass another day?"

Before Dante could continue though, his most trusted advisor, Kai walked forward and whispered something to the Kind King's ear. Whatever it was it did take a minute to finish. But then something miraculous happened.

"Hahaha!!! Looks like you guys got lucky today! Something much more important has come to my attention!" The young Yonko the smiled warmly as he put his swords away and kept eye contact with Heiwa. "Arrivederci Lioness."

The massive fleet that the Yonko had with him slowly began to turn away but before it did Dante walked to the lion-like head. He swiftly drew one of his words sending a wave of air which crashed into the sea! While nothing appeared to happen at first wave appeared on the other side of the Marines and a tidal wave appeared, slamming against Ohara, wash the ash away, clearing the island from it's flames. The massive turtle slowly swam backwards with the rest if the fleet.

With both pirate emperor's withdrawing, Heiwa internally let out a sigh of relief. "Gloria." she muttered as she turned her attention to the troop who have been rallied up only to return home. "Kiwashi..."

"I know I know." the Hero took a heavy breath as he needed to return each of the ships back to base.

"Tch. We really have to let those two bastards leave?" said Echo who flew on over to Fermi's ship with everyone else on it.

"That is, unfortunately, the plan now. Screw that Dante...I'll have to take care of him at some point but only after I deal with another threat. For now, Kong is still our main focus as he is directly challenging our authority right now." said Fermi.

"Hmph." was all Nitro uttered knowing the "other threat" Fermi was talking about was his own father. "I have my own things to deal with myself." said Nitro as he managed to say.

"So what do we do now Admiral Midorinari? Just stay on standby for now?" asked Casper.

"Indeed. As I said, we will deal with all of the necessary threats in due time. For now, we must focus on building up our forces more. We must prepare for anything. Justice will not fall before pirates! Not now, not ever!" said Fermi.

"Yeah! Just like what Master Inari said!" said Yakokami.

"You damn right we're not. I'll be willing to put my life on the line if it means taking out one of those notorious pirates." said Echo.

"That's a good mindset to have. I heard you destroyed an entire ship of refugees. Many call that extreme but that is a risk we are not about to take. Well done." said Fermi.

"Anything for Justice Inari!" said Echo saluting.

"Seems the monkey and that fucking king he calls himself have left." Thanatos says looking at what he had just witnessed.

"So what do we do Kurokami?" An officer asks Thanatos.

"We shall move on and let them go." Thanatos says,"It seems they are not interested in fighting...yet." He says as he goes inside into the ship,"I shall be meditating. NO ONE disturb me." He says walking down inside of the battleship.

"Phew..." Pandora says as she saw the events,"That was a pretty close encounter wasn't it Arthur?" She asks as she's next to Blackstone Arthur on their ship.

"It was..." Arthur answers as draws a sigh,"But I was honestly hoping for some action."

"Always were the one for action like in the academy." Pandora says patting Arthur on the back,"I'll put my mech back and away." She says walking away from the action.

"Looks like the Lord was on our side...for now." Iceberg says as he finally spoke to his captains after seeing what had came down.

"What now Vice Admiral Iceberg?" Captain Jackson asks,"Shall we get going?"

"Yes,today was not the day that God wants us to fight in." Iceberg says,"But when we do...I have a feeling it'll be the closest thing to witnessing Armageddon."

"Yes sir." The captains salute and then command their troops to stand down. Iceberg walks back to his little chair on the bow of the ship and then reads and meditates on the words of the bible,specifically on the book of revelations.

Elizabeth while on her ship looked directly at her sensei and approached him. "It looks like that idiot got away." She says with an angered face. "Mocking us by saying 'he'll 'let us leave.' Such overconfidence is disgusting. We should've taken him out when the chance was available." Her hand was tightly squeezing the hilt of her sword, her anger was difficult to miss.

"Don't you go and start sounding like that fox and the rest of those who believe we 'held out ground'." Shishio replied as he stared at the massive pirate fleet leaving the battlefield. "The Fleet Admiral had no intention of fighting, she was prepared to but didn't want to. He then look at Dante who can still just barely be seen, "on the sea we are already at a grave disadvantage. Not only did he have fishmen and merfolk swimming below the ships, he has a powerful bird man, he has the ability to manipulate the sea and winds, the dragons above as well. It would be an uphill battle from the start. Then we'd have that primate staring at us."

"End of the day though, that's what makes that woman s truly great fleet admiral. I wouldn't be able to resist the bait he set, knowing full well it was just that, bait. Makes me worse of a person than him." He then smiled and let out a good, loud chuckle from the bottom of his gut. "Pahahaha! But at least by the end of that interaction that little child would finally be dead! Pahahaha! Who knows we probably could have won!"

"I swear to God this old man goes from genius to sounding senile at the drop of a dime." Elizabeth thought to herself as she watched her master enjoy himself so suddenly. "Alright guys! Let's get ourselves set to head on out...our business here should be just about done."

"YES MA'AM!" They all responded and saluted as they quickly start setting things such as canons away and prepare to set out to sea.

As the Marines ships began to disappear, the Wukong Pirates fled to the skies and Dante's gang submerged back to the sea, it seems the scene was starting to settle. With potential threat of a world-devastating battle avoided, for now, the reality of what had occurred to the symbol of the education community finally returned to the spotlight. With the pyro and ash begging to settle, little remained of Ohara. Bits of rubble and debris still lurked however, no life would ever grow again; in due time the sea will envelop the island until it removed from history, just like the research they were tried to uncover.

However, the legacy of Ohara still remains. While the tree of knowledge has been burnt to a crisp, a select few will carry on the will of knowledge, the burden of history and the blessings of the past. Aboard the a rookie pirate's ship, which managed to sneak away during the chaos, three carry the burden that will continue to plague them for the rest of their lives.

Post Credits

As the sun set on the horizon, the red hue filled the skies. A lone spectator approached the deserted island remains, now a thing of the past. His body showing aftereffects of dealing with a Dragon. His eyes saw the past all the dead to the saved lives a few distances away from his location, Bringing out a rouquet of roses and offering it to Ohara, he would approach the tired rookies, rescuing them from their fate at sea.

"A MAN NEVER FORGETS NOR FORGIVES"

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