Marineford is the island of the base of operations for Marine Headquarters. It is where Fleet Admiral Diane and the admirals reside, along with many vice admirals and lower officers when they weren't assigned to another base. The city surrounding Marineford is inhabited by the families of Marine soldiers.
It is situated near the Sabaody Archipelago, and laid directly next to Mary Geoise on the Red Line. The only safe way to reach Marineford is through the Gates of Justice.
Layout and Locations
Marineford is a crescent moon-shaped island that is composed completely of bricks and steel, with cannons on the edges. At the back of the island, standing large, tall and proud is the Marine Headquarters building. The building is a large multistory ancient Japanese-stylized palace, with the base bearing the kanji for "Marines" (海軍 Kaigun), with the Marines symbol in between. Around the building's four cardinal corners is a small mountain with a small building on top and a flag with the Marines' symbol placed on top of the roofs each.
Marineford Bay (マリンフォード湾 Marinfōdo-wan) has the Encircling Wall (包囲壁 Hōiheki) installed all around of the island, which is composed of thick and high steel walls that emerge from under the sea, surrounding and trapping anyone who is inside the said area; these walls are resistant to even the most power attacks in the world, and have cannons installed in windows at the top, allowing the Marines to barrage the entrapped targets.
The majority of the island is occupied by Marineford Town (マリンフォードの町 Marinfōdo no Machi), which is noted to be rather large , especially compared to most other towns and cities in the world. It is mostly home to the families of the Marines stationed at Marineford.
On the center of the island is an execution scaffold, and around it is a small town with trees around the area. The front of the scaffold, which is a plain and empty area, is known as the Oris Plaza (オリス広場 Orisu Hiroba), where the Ox Bell stands at the front.