! Chapter 700: His own pace (referring to Luffy's)
Caribou got curious and returned… only to find the soldiers looking for him. He hides from them.
! As the world tumbles in chaos, several of Doflamingo's clients tries to reach him.
One of his client is in middle of a civil war, and if they can't get the weapons from Doflamingo, they will lose.
Bonny is wearing a coat that covers all her body (to hide?), reading all this in a newspaper.
Many others around the world read the news, wondering what Dofla is up to... and if there are more information about this.
Included are some random pirates, thugs on streets... and Jinbe.
! Meanwhile in Captain Kid's hideout in the New World..
Apooo (probably) yells out why their alliance is already revealed, and who the hell this news reporter Abusa is.
Apparently this news reporter is known for reporting multiple scoops in the recent times... (a contact in the underworld?)
Kid assumes Luffy & Law is also after a Yonkou, just like they are, and wonders who they are after!
! Meanwhile in Dressrosa, the loli is sitting staring at countless den-den mushi ringing for the retired king.
Doflamingo is on the phone with Law. "It's me. I quit Shichibukai"
Luffy jumps on the phone and yes "Hello! Hello! This is Monkey D Luffy, the man who will be the pirate king!"
He then tells him they'll return Ceasar since it's a promise, but if you're Ceasar's boss who did all those horrible things to the kids and Brownbeard, he'll come kick his ass if he ever does it again. lol
Dofla ignores the threat, and asks where Luffy, the brother of Ace... has been for the past two years.
Luffy replies it's a secret he's not supposed to tell.
Dofla tells him he has something in his possession that Luffy wants.
Luffy assumes he has some delicious meat. Of course.
Law stops Luffy, warning him to not let him control the conversation at his pace.
! Law tells Dofla to cut the chatter, and that he will return Caesar as promised.
Dofla first confirms his "business partner"'s saftey by listening to Caesar's voice.
Law tells him the exchange will be done eight hours from now, at the southern beach of Green Bit, located north of Dressrosa.
They will leave him there at 3PM, he can come recover him after that. There will be no contact.
Dofla says that's a shame, he would have liked a drink or two with Law all grown up.. but Luffy cuts the phone.
Luffy says Dofla was about to control the conversation at his pace again, while his eyes are still meat-on-bones.
! Sanji is worried Dofla will bring his whole crew, but Law says that doesn't matter.
This whole returning Caesar business is really just to buy time.
The plan is to use this time to attack the SMILE factories on Dressrosa, but there is one problem... Law doesn't know where the factory is.
That was one crucial information he could not obtain, the factory may be hidden somewhere.
Law claims he has never been to Dressrosa.
! Luffy is already thinking about the adventures on Dressrosa, and wants to also go to Wano soon after.
Law warns him they need to make plans, they can't just show up there, but Luffy is already not listening, he and the Strawhat crew are already on to talking about breakfast.
Law is sucked into the conversation, saying he's not fond of bread.... only to catch himself getting sucked into Luffy's "pace". LOL
! Kin can't tell the crew WHY he was being chased, but originally he set out to find the place known as Zoe (Zou/Zoe)
Law is surprised to hear this, going there was his next objective after destroying the factory on SMILE. His crew are waiting there (Bepo "AIAI!")
Kin wants to ask them if they can tag along but is hesitent from asking, but Luffy immediately says they'll go along all the way to Wano.
Law: Hey! Wait, hold on there!
! Three samurai and Momo.. the four of them were sailing for Zoe, but got lost on the sea.
Two samurai (including Kin) and Momo made it to Dressrosa. But they were chased by Doflamingo and Momo ended up sneaking onto a ship full of ill children.
The other samurai Kanjuro sacrificed himself to allow Kin to chase the ship, and is held at Dressrosa still.
Luffy & co are moved by the tale, and swears to go rescue Kanjuro, while Law desperately tries to convince them to stay on the plan.
! Meanwhile, at New World Marine HQ...
Commodore Brannew is explaining the importance of Shichibukai to board full of marine officials,
The current seven were...
"Hawkeye" Mihawk - the world's greatest swordsman
"Ten-yasha (Heavenly Devil)" Donquioxte Doflamingo - King of Dressrosa and Charisma of evil
"The Tyrant" Bertholomew Kuma - The Human weapon of the marines
"Pirate Empress" Boa Hancock - Current Empress of Amazon Lily
"Surgeon of Death" Trafalga Law - The mastermind behind the Rocky Port incident
"Clown of thousand coins" Buggy - the leader of the Pirate Ditachment Organiztion and a living legend
Plus the aforementioned man... making it seven. (Looks like Brannew was talking about the mysterious seventh shichibukai before we were cut to thsi scene)
! But that all changed this morning as Dofla suddenly quit the Shichibukai.
This will cause an unbalance in the world order! Sakazuki tells Brannew he is aware of all this.
He won't let Law or the Straw Hats have their way. He got the report from Smoker in G-5, and already dispatched Fujitora.
! Meanwhile in Dressrosa..
The crowd outside the palace are begging for their king to not abandon his throne
Baby 5 is looking for master Trevor, and asks the loli where he is. She doesn't know.
The old man and woman of Dofla's crew are wondering what the master is planning to do, while the fat man is flexing saying he'll take on any marines that come.
Trevor finds Baby 5, and approaches her. Trevor is a slimy, ugly man. He is both slimy in appearance and attitude, which Baby 5 cannot stand. She tells him Dofla is calling for him, to bring him "the goods". (revealed at later...)
Trevor jokes about Baby 5 picking the wrong men, and she should marry him instead
To which Baby 5 goes into her usual "he needs me!" behavior, which the geezer duo puts a stop to.
! Dofla is talking to a man named Diamante, the "hero" of the colosseum.
He commends his work at making the colosseum a success. Diamante tells Dofla the credit is all yours, as a charismatic king.
But Dofla insists Diamante is the hero of the colosseum, and the credit is his.
Dofla almost takes back what he said after Diamante replies again he isn't worth, but Diamante stops him in his tract "Well in THAT case, I shall admit. I AM the hero of the colosseum!!"
! While the two are having this rediculous conversation, the slime-man Trevor appears to bring him "the goods".A small treasure chest.
Dofla says if the Straw Hat finds out about this, he will do everything in his power to obtain it.
His "alliance" will be nothing but a shackle to him.
Dofla entrusts "it" to Diamante, to which Diamante refuses saying he is not worthy.
Dofla insiists. Diamante insists. Dofla almost gives up, when Diamante cuts him short "OK I ADMIT I'M A GENIUS!"
! What's inside the treasure chest is Ace's Mera-mera fruit.
Dofla laughs, the Straw Hat wouldn't want anyone else having this fruit, now would he? Fuffuhttp://apforums.net/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=14ffu!
! Meanwhile, the Straw Hats arrive at Dressrosa - the island of Love and Passion.
The island is surrounded by massive boulders,
"We're here! Dressrosa!"
! End of chapter
! One Piece 700
“At His Own Pace”
“Caribou’s Kehihihihi in the New World”
“Returned out of curiosity, only to find a search party”
Editor blurb: “The news sweeps over the world!!”
Text: “Even the largest waves, capable of destroying cities”
“Begin as no more than”
“Small ripples, unknown to all”
Someone: “Hey, what’s going to happen to our weapons trade with the Doflamingo Family!?”
“Just now… I tried contacting them, but…!!”
“No one’s answering!!”
“What do we do…”
“This is no laughing matter…!!”
“Without weapons, we’ll lose the war!!!”
“Those nasty rookies from two years ago have allied up!!!”
Someone: “They’re definitely planning something!!”
“Doflamingo is out of the Shichibukai!!”
“But why!? Isn’t there any more information!?”
Text: “New World: Kid Pirate Crew’s Hideout”
“How did our alliance get leaked!!?”
“Some freelancer named “Absa.” Who’s he!?”
“He’s been putting out a whole lot of scoops lately.”
Kid: “Doesn’t matter who leaked it, but…”
“The real problem is this… “Strawhat” and “Trafalgar”!!”
“I bet that their aim is the same as ours- taking down one of the Yonkou!!!”
“But which one could it be!!?”
Someone: “Your highness!!”
DD: “It’s me… I’ve resigned from the Shichibukai.”
“It’s really him!!”
“Shhh!! Shhhh! He’ll hear you guys!”
Luffy: “HELLO HELLO I’m Monkey D. Luffy!!”
“I’m the man who’s gonna be King of the Pirates!!!”
Usopp: “Like I just said, shut up!!!”
Luffy: “Hey, Mingo!!”
“Are you that stupid Caesar’s boss? That guy caused all sorts of trouble for Brownbeard and the children!!”
“We’re gonna return Caesar to you, because that was the promise, but…”
“If you ever try something like that again, I’ll kick your ass too!!!”
DD: “ “Strawhat” Luffy…!! It’s been two years since your brother died…”
“And then you just vanished. What were you doing, and where?”
Luffy: “!!… There’s no way I’m telling you about that!!”
DD: “Fuffuffu… I’ve really been wanting to meet you”
“There’s something I imagine you crave more than anything else in the world…”
“And I’ve got it.”
Luffy: “H…Hey… could it be some amazingly delicious meat…!!?”
“Don’t let him control the conversation at his own pace!!”
Luffy: “One piece of meat… Two pieces of meat… <3”
Usopp: “Luffy!! Get with it!! Whatever he’s playing at is sure to be bad news!!”
Law: “Joker!! Enough with this idle chatter!!”
“As promised, we’ll return Caesar to you.”
DD: “Yes. That would be wise.”
“But even if you back down now and try to get away…”
“The next time we meet… well, you understand.”
“Fuffuffu!! Anyway… first…”
“I need to know that my precious business partner is alive and well”
“I’m sorry! All for my sake, you quit the Shichibu-“
Law: “Eight hours from now!! At that isolated island to the north of Dressrosa”
“On the southeastern beach of “Green Bit”!!”
“We’ll deposit Caesar there at 3 pm”
“Collect him as you please, but don’t count on having any other contact with us.”
DD: “Fuffuffu!! That makes me sad… I’d love to have a drink with you, now that you’re all grown up…”
Someone: “Forget it!! Just hang up!!”
Luffy: “Whew, that was close!! He almost had me!!”
Usopp: “His eyes!! Look at his eyes!!”
Sanji: “Hold on now, we don’t know how many men he’s bringing!!”
Sanji: “What’ll we do if he goes and brings his whole crew with him!!”
Law: “That doesn’t matter.”
“As far as the plan goes, returning Caesar…“
“Is just a decoy.”
Usopp: “You mean it’s all just so that we can go and destroy the “SMILE” factory?”
Law: “Yes… but”
“I don’t know where it is.”
Franky: “If it’s a factory, then it’s bound to be big”
“I’ll super-figure-it-out once we get there”
“And then I’ll take it down one with one of my beams!!”
All: “Big bro!!”
Law: “It’s just that… the location. I haven’t been able to get any information about it.”
Nami: “It’s the enemy’s precious factory, right?”
“There may be some sort of secret behind it.”
Kin: “Law-dono… you said “Green Bit,” but…”
Law: “Don’t worry. We’ll dock at Dressrosa.”
Luffy: “Tora-man, have you been there before?”
Translator’s note: “Roba means “old lady,” hence the pun.”
Law: “It’s Ro-Sa.”
Law: “I haven’t. It’s a place Doflamingo ruled over as king.”
Luffy: “Great, we’ll figure everything out once we get there!!”
“Shishishishi adventure, adventure!!!”
“Dressrosa- this is gonna be fun!!”
“And I can’t wait to go to Wanokuni either!!”
Law: “Don’t be an idiot!! We’ve got a plan to follow here…”
Luffy: “Sanji, I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast!?”
Chopper: “Ooh… I want a cotton candy sandwich!!”
Robin: “Just some tea, for me.”
Law: “I don’t really like bread.”
Kin: “I will not tell you by whom I was chased!!! But, originally…”
“I set out for a place called “Zou” “
Kin: “Do you know of it!?”
Law: “Just one coincidence after another…!!”
“After returning Caesar and destroying the SMILE factory…”
“My next target is Zou.”
“My crew is there.”
Bepo: “Ai Ai!”
Kin: “Is that so!!? Then…”
“Might I request that we ride with you as far as…”
Luffy: “Sure, that’s fine! We’ll go as far as Wanokuni, even!”
Law: “Hey now!! …Hold on…”
Kin: “Three samurai as well as Momonosuke… Four in total set out for Zou, but…”
“We met with disaster…”
“Momonosuke and two of us samurai drifted ashore on Dressrosa”
Momo: “Alas, once there, we were pursued by one named Doflamingo and his people…”
“So I hid myself aboard an unknown ship, that I did!!”
“There I met the children who sought a cure for their illness”
“Unfortunately, before I knew it, the ship set sail for that island!!”
Right-side flashback bubble: “Father!!”
Left side flashback bubble: “Curses!! Momonosuke!!!”
Kin: “While covering for me, a samurai named “Kanjuro” was taken hostage”
Kanjuro: “Pursue Momonosuke!! That is all that matters!!”
Kin: “He aided in my escape to sea, that he did!!!... I must rescue him!!!”
Kin: “I must… I must go back there…!!!”
Franky: “Wuohh!! What a man, that Kanjuro!!!”
Luffy: “Alright!! We’ll help save him too!!”
Law: “Don’t lose focus of our goal”
Text: “The New World”
“Near the Red Line”
Brannew: “The Royal Shichibukai…!!”
“There are only seven in the world!!!”
“Pirates chosen by the World Government and given permission to do as they please!!”
“In exchange, when they are needed, they must lend their overwhelming power and renown…”
“To side with the government, as a check against the other pirates of the world!!”
Namecard text: “Commodore Brannew” (it’s just what’s written in the background. No need to translate)
“The greatest swordsman in the world”
“ “Hawk Eyes” Dracule Mihawk”
“The king of Dressrosa, with the devil’s charisma”
“”Tenyasha” Donquixote Doflamingo”
Translator’s note: “Tenyasha roughly translates to “Heavenly Devil,” and the word comes partially from the Indian demon “Yaksha””
“Currently, the Marines’ human weapon”
“ “The Tyrant” Bartholomew Kuma”
“The current empress of Amazon Lily”
“The “Pirate Empress” Boa Hancock”
“ From “The Worst Generation,” and the mastermind behind the Rocky Port incident”
“ “The Surgeon of Death” Trafalgar Law”
“The living legend, and the commander of the Pirate Dispatch Organization”
“ “The Thousand Piece Clown” Buggy”
“Along with the man I mentioned earlier…”
“That makes seven…”
“But all of this only applied…”
“Until this morning!!”
“Until Doflamingo’s sudden withdrawal!!”
“And given whatever Law is up to, we’ll have no choice but to expel him from the Shichibukai as well”
“Along with Marine HQ and the Yonkou, the balance of three great powers of the world…”
“Will be thrown off…”
Sakazuki: “Yeah, we got it, Brannew”
All: “Fleet Admiral!!”
Sakazuki: “We won’t let Law and Strawhat do as they please…!!”
“Yesterday we received an annoying report from G5’s Smoker…!!”
“We’ll consider the situation for one more day…”
“I’ve already sent “Fujitora.””
Translator’s note: “Roughly, “Purple Tiger.””
Someone: “Your highness!!”
“Please don’t abdicate!!”
Old woman: “Young master must be thinking about what to do.”
Fat guy: “If the Marines show up, I’ll fight ‘em!!”
Old guy: “Everything will be fine as long as we obey the young master”
B5: “Ah, up there!!”
Trébol: “Oh, is that Baby-5? Have you seen? The whole country is in an uproar!”
“No… the whole world, I expect!!!”
“Right? Right? By the way, was another fiancé of yours blown away? Beheheh”
B5: “Too close!! How many times have we had this conversation!! You just can’t take a hint!!!”
Trébol: “Can’t take a hint!? …But? …Hmm?”
“Can’t take a hint but what? What? Hmm”
“Could it be, I can’t take a hint, but you love me!?”
B5: “Shut up already!! Young master is calling!!”
“He told you to bring him _that_!! Get away from me! You’re disgusting!!”
Trébol: “You’ve just been picking men who end up getting killed by Doffy.”
“Marry me, Baby-5!!”
“As if!! Beheheheheheh!!”
B5: “Does he need me!?”
Oldies: “Cut that out!!!”
Sfx: thump thump
DD: “The colosseum is always doing well, thanks to you, Diamante.”
Translator’s note: “Trébol is Spanish for “clover,” and Diamante, of course, means “diamond.””
Diamante: “Hardly… we owe it all to your charisma, as King.”
DD: “No. The praise goes to you.”
Diamante: “Cut it out… treating me like the hero of the colosseum.”
DD: “But you are, in fact, the hero.”
Diamante: “Naw… I mean…”
DD: “Okay then, you’re not…“
Diamante: “If you’re gonna go that far then I’ll admit it!!!”
“That’s right- I’m the hero of the colosseum!!!”
Trébol: “Hey, hey, hey”
“I’ve brought it, Doffy!!”
DD: “Back up.”
Trébol: “Back up, but…!?”
DD: “That’s better… now sit.”
DD: “If he were to know about its existence”
“Strawhat Luffy would surely come for this.”
“And that alliance would become nothing but a burden to him!!”
DD: “Diamante, I’m entrusting this with you.”
Diamante: “Hold on, now, Doffy. You can’t give it to me.”
DD: “But… I want to.”
Diamante: “Cut it out… treating me like some sort of genius.”
DD: “But it’s something that can only be done by a genius like you.”
Diamante: “Naw… I mean…”
DD: “Okay then, you’re not…“
Diamante: “If you’re gonna go that far then I have no choice but to admit it!!!”
“That’s right- that bastard, Strawhat!!! Just let him try to get it!!!”
DD: “Fuffuffu I expect he’ll jump at the chance…”
“To get the fruit that bears his brother’s ability, the “Mera Mera no Mi”!!”
“He wouldn’t want it falling into anyone else’s hands!!!”
Text: “The island has come into view”
Luffy: “Uho!! What a rough-looking island!!”
Usopp: “Keep it down, idiot!!”
“Doflamingo’ll hear you!!”
Zoro: “I really doubt that.”
Kin: “I’ve come to save you!!! Kanjuro!!!”
Text: “This is the country of love and passion- “Dressrosa””