Greg's translation of Oda's message:
Vegapunk can probably read the ancient language and knows the name of the kingdom.
What I'm more curious about is Saul's connection to Elbaf, since he previously made it seem like he wasn't from there.
I think the main reason he went to Elbaf is simply because it's the best place to hide from the government. It's the most powerful nation in the world and he would stick out too much in other places.
Oda's art becoming more and more scribbly.
This is also my biggest criticism of the series by far and it really frustrates me that the manga isn't on more breaks when it's very obviously been needed for many years now, especially now that we're approaching the most ambitious part of the story.
I wish One Piece was on a bi-weekly schedule or something close to that. ~25 chapters a year would still be a really solid amount for a series that's been running this long (hunter x hunter or even detective conan fans would kill for this many chapters a year). His art would surely improve and he gets more free time.
@Tarek Hmmm. But Smoker's Japanese speech style is far from being polite even when talking with Fujitora and Aokiji...
Yeah that speaks against it, but out of all the options i've seen people bring up so far, Smoker still seems the most likely candidate to me.
The fact he hasn't been shown at G-14 with Tashigi already seemed suspicious and Edison's comment implies it's someone who is currently not an enemy of the government.