God damn, Roger looking so properly pirate-ish on that final spread.
Btw, this arc is really getting me confused on what makes someone an "apprentice". First we had Kaidou being considered just an apprentice on Rocks Pirates, kinda throwing out the age aspect (from his shadow, he doesn't look like a kid back then). Then we found out that both Buggy and Shanks were part of the Roger Pirates for at least 5 years, now throwing out the "longevity" part. And this time we actually get to see Shanks on the front line along with the heavy hitters of the crew, so it isn't power either. What makes someone just an apprentice then?
I liked the fact last chapter Newgate called Oden his brother instead of son, showing a different relationship compared to everyone else in the crew (and fitting Newgate's initial assumption Oden was not one made to be an underling). But now we got Oden being nominated a division commander, so it kinda screwed that.
Don't know if relevant, but I can't see White Bay in any panel this time.
And updating the flashback related timeline:
41 years ago - Flashback starts. Oden (18) is disowned, leaves the Flower Capital, goes to Hakumai followed by Kin'emon and Denjiro to live under Yasuie. Orochi works for Yasuie after being taken under his care.
Unknown - Oden leaves Hakumai towards Kuri to defeat Ashura Doji (meeting Izo, Kikunojo, Kanjuro, and Raizo on his way). After taking Ashura Doji down, he decides to take command of Kuri and pacify it.
39 years ago - News of Kuri pacification reach the Shogun Sukiyaki, Oden's father, who decides to reinstate Oden (20) as a member of the Kozuki family and declare him the Daimyo of that region.
38 years ago - Roger (39) and Garp defeat Rocks. Rocks Pirates are disbanded.
33 years ago - Former members of the Rocks Pirates start recruiting for their own crews. Oden (26) is joined by Inuarashi, Nekomamushi and Kawamatsu. Following Yasuie counsel, the retainers decide to become proper samurai. Orochi has left Yasuie's care and is constantly getting monetary help from Oden.
30 years ago - Oden (29) returns to the capital to meet his father again, who has fallen ill. Orochi is now working under Sukiyaki.
Later that year, the Whitebeard Pirates reach Wano. Oden, Izo, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi set sail on Newgate's ship along with Toki.
28 years ago - Roger (49) finds out he has an incurable disease and decides to set sail on his final adventure to conquer the Grand Line. Momonosuke is born. The Whitebeard Pirates install their division system and Oden (31) becomes the 2nd Division commander. Sukiyaki dies and Orochi is appointed as the acting Shogun in Oden's absence.
26 years ago (current point in the flashback) - Hiyori is born.
25 years ago - Roger (52) conquers the Grand Line and starts being called the Pirate King. Oden (34) goes back to Wano to open its borders. Soon after, Roger disbands his crew.
24 years ago - Roger (53) is killed, giving birth to the Golden Age of Piracy.
20 years ago - Oden (39) is killed. Toki sends Momonosuke 20 years to the future along with some retainers.