@Nectar So, Luffy will have to use his powers to effectively giant fist Uranus into submission.
(I'm so sorry for this post. XD)
I'd like a small arc, like a palate refresher, nothing too crazy, and puts the spotlight on the Straw Hats alone. There can be something like a clue of the 4th RP, or they learn of some trouble nearby for the first big arc of the saga, but you know what I mean.
According to the timeline, Dragon would have been 17 years old around the God Valley Incident, whereas Teach and Shanks would have been 2 and 1 years old, respectively. So, I do believe we can count Dragon out of the equation.
But what if both Shanks and Teach are Xebec's sons and half-brothers?
@wolfwood It all ties to this "Rocky Port Incident". Basically, Law was the "mastermind" of the incident, whatever it was, Koby protected a lot of civilians during it, and it gave Blackbeard an advantage in some way to defeat Wang Zhi and take Pirate Island.
The official twitter has been showing off some of the NPC's for Alabastra and Water 7. For example, that one big guy with the sunglasses is the guy who handles the bounty hunter missions, or something along those lines.
OK, so Ch. 1,068 was officially released today on the 4th. And Ch. 1,069 and 1,070 should officially release on the 11th and 18th, respectively. But Christmas and then New Year's Day are on the two Sundays after that, and official WSJ breaks don't count to Oda's break schedules.
So, when would Ch. 1,071 come out? January 8th? Then Oda takes his break, and on the 22nd, things return back to normal?