Wealth, fame, power. Gold Roger the king of the pirates obtained this and everything else the world had to offer. And his dying words drove countless souls to the seas."You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place. Now you just have to find it!"Though it may not be the One Piece itself, the message itself does not loose any of its meaning when applied to other things. If you want it, then you have to take it. Such was the case with the land of Wano. And now that it's yours what could be the harm in showing it off to others? Since your soon to be wives asked if they could go on a stroll with you this is a prime opportunity to do just that and to survey what exactly did win in your battles, since up until now you haven't really ventured into the country proper, mostly you just flew over it to get to one or two locations. Now it's adventure time!The journey itself from the isle of Onigashima to mainland Wano is notoriously treacherous as Kaidos men can attest to the foul temperament of the nations waters. Of course that matters little when one has the ability to forcibly calm the waters around ones vessel with but a thought. So after a short and quite pleasant boat trip you arrive in the Flower Capitals dock with Shirahoshi and Sandersonia in tow. The two are immediately taken aback by both the immensity and the beauty of the city as the nations capital stands like a beautiful gem adorning a crown of towering mountains and massive trees which fill the air with sweet scented flower petals."Pretty!""I uh... I was not expecting it to be this big. Amazon Lily kinda seems small in comparison.""Kek! Come on, I'm sure it's better up close!"As you're about to depart a small detachment of Kaidos men and Samurai approach you and ask if they could accompany you as they know the Flower Capital better and since it might be a bit dangerous for foreigners to go unaccompanied, to which you reply by asking what could possibly be more dangerous than you. Having shut them down you snap your finger and summon the howdah that you arranged for your use. A large lion like creature then runs up to you with a large carriage on its back, big enough to carry all of you. After moving to the center of the city the girls are even more awed by all the sights as Wanos aesthetic style is definitely very unique, though you do notice how it has an uncanny resemblance to the royal palace in Fish-man Island but obviously different due to the different materials used.Men and women walk around wearing robes with lanterns being hung as you roam through the streets, the city is obviously in the midst of preparing for the big upcoming festival. Looking over your shoulder you ask the ladies what they'd like to do.>Eating>Sightseeing>Other?
>>5674876>>SightseeingWe would probably prefer eating, but this isn't for us.
>>5674876>SightseeingThere will be more than enough food at the wedding
>>5674882If that is the case we might have set off a few famines here and there. Oh well.
>>5674884Meh, a little starvation builds character
Sightseeing winsLooks like things will be... not dreadful>writing
"Oh! I wish to see the rest of the city!""Yeah, that sounds nice. Maybe we could find a nice hill at the edge of the city to take in the sight!"They seem enthusiastic about the prospect, and who are you to deny them? You order the large cat carrying you to just take a stroll at a leisurely pace and it began prancing down the streets right away. Leaving the castle at the very center of the city you walk through the markets, the artisan quarters and even one of the richer residential areas and just look at the pretty buildings and the colorful people walking the streets. In turn the people of Wano aren't too shy about ogling you either. They seem to be especially interested in Shirahoshi anytime they catch glimpses of the giant mermaid between the silk curtains that are flapping on the howdah's side. Whenever she turns and waves at them with a smile women seethe with jealousy or melt from her angelic look, whilst a rather long line of men has started following you as they are offering all of their belongings, including in many cases their lives, for just one glance from her. She of course shuts them all down with her usual "Sorry you're just not my type" response which you find rather funny."Ugh. Never thought I'd ever envy another woman like this.""Why?"You ask Sandersonia."Don't get me wrong, I'm not interested in those filthy, hairy men. But it does make me feel inadequate.""What, just because a bunch of nobodies are calling after Fishy? Why do you care about what they are doing? Sure she's nice, but she's not you. I think you got your own charm.""E-Eh? Thank you... dear..."As Sandersonia starts blushing furiously you continue making your way through parts of the city until you get to the entertainment district where various establishments such as taverns, gambling halls, fighting rings and other unmentionable places are found to satiate both the needs of Wanos citizens and those of Orochis depraved samurai who frequented it. Your howdah however comes to an unfortunate stop as the tiger encounters a rather large, impassable crowd of people."What is going on here?"
>>5674967There's no need to be jealous that a bunch of other men like fishy.Is she more attractive than you? Sure, she's a mermaid.But it doesn't matter, because you both hooked the exact same man.Whether she's more beautiful or not, you're on par with her now in the eyes of the only man who counts, and nobody can ever take that from you.That said... i do prefer her snake form to her human form.I wish she'd stay in it all the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6iRG-6nG9AYou look down and see not one but two massive crowds in parallel to one another, both stretching as far as the eye can see and beyond in both direction. Between the two wild crowds is a stretch of road which is left empty for a massive procession to go through. Dozens of paired up maidens dance elegantly, offering vague gestures to the closest onlookers whilst spreading countless pink flowerpetals on the street. But these very much beautiful women appear to be nothing more than "extras". The main attraction is between them, right in the middle and surrounded by plenty of armed bodyguards, calling them samurai would be generous, more like armed thugs. Women of the utmost elegance, wearing what are undoubtedly the fanciest kimono that can be found within the entirety of Wano, and each of them playing an instrument in such a way that it makes your ears tingle pleasantly."Oh. What's this?"You look down and throw a rock at a guy below."Hey! What's going on here?""What? You're a foreigner or something? It's the famous Oirans of the Flower Capital on a procession! The most famous harlot of the land Komurasaki is here!""Oooooh?"You start looking through the big line in the middle, trying to find that special person and you're pretty sure it's the lady in the biggest palanquin playing a zither. She has not only her own handmaidens but even a child by her side and a guy just off the side who actually feels strong. But behind her is something even more interesting. Just like with Shirahoshi she has several men trailing behind her, except these ones are all wearing rags, with each of them begging for her attention. They keep repeating how they all gave everything they had for her but she dismisses them as now that they have nothing else to offer she has no interest in them."Hmmmm. How mean. It seems that my interest all but disappeared. How about you? Interested in watching this?""Not really.""Erm. I'd be interested but all these people are making me nervous. How about we skip this one?""Alrighty."You look down and tap the head of the lion."Hey cat. Jump.""G-Gao?!""No back-talk. Jump."Nervous, the lion obeys your orders and leaps across the large crowd. But where it might have been able to cleanly get across to the other side, with the howdah and Shirahoshi on top of him his leap is not quite lengthy enough so you manage to land right in the middle, smack dab in the middle of the road where the procession is going. The crowd starts panicking as they assume this is some sort of assassination attempt and the guards draw their swords, expecting trouble."Whoops."However the green haired oiran makes them all stand down by opening her fan."My, oh my. This is a first. Are you perhaps another suitor who wishes to be in my presence?""No."You respond without missing a beat."Come on lion. Jump.""What?"
Unfortunately the lion seems to be panting quite hard and it needs to catch its breath before it can attempt another leap, leaving you with the harlots."What do you mean, no? Are you saying I'm not good enough for you? Or do you perhaps crave the attention of men?""Lady, I don't care for boring things. Now just hold on a minute while my lion rests a little. I'll be gone in no time, I promise."The oiran pretends to faint for dramatic effect only for one of her handmaidens to catch her."Boring? I have never been so insulted in my life before!"Her bodyguard, who's been trying his best to stay just out of sight until now, steps up. He sports a bright blue pompadour and has pair of swords dangling on his side. He has a mischievous grin but you detect quite a bit of malice behind it."Excuse me my good lord. I am Dozing Kyoshiro, boss of the Kyoshiro family. Lady Komurasaki is my girl and I assure you she is the farthest thing from basic. Now I would never presume to give you any orders, nor would I ever desire to earn your ire. So please, apologize for the fair lady and we can both be on our way."Never presume to give you any orders? That's rich when he's just demanding an apology. Or... is he? Ah, one of his hands rests on his katana, ready to draw it at a moments notice even though he's projecting an image of calmness. Is he challenging you? No. His heart is racing. He's nervous. He's probing you, trying to figure you out. Your arm twitches, eager to reach for your sword. But you look back over your shoulder and see Shirahoshi and Sandersonia looking embarrassed.>"Yeah. Alright. Sorry.">Exerting a bit of pressure should do the trick instead of violence>Fine. If he wants a scrap, then he can have it>Other?
>>5675042>>"Yeah. Alright. Sorry.">This guy should thank Shirahoshi and Sandersonia for not wanting Silver to cause a fuss.
>>5675042>Exerting a bit of pressure should do the trick instead of violence>if you still want to fight we should take this somewhere else.
>"Yeah. Alright. Sorry.">> Exert pressure though, your no bitchDon't be rude, but don't take shit, that the silver way.
>>5675042>The only thing i have to apologize for is interrupting your parade, and i will. But if you don't take your hand off that sword, we're going to have a problem.
>>5675047>SecondA man with some balls! Who stands up for his girl against literal certain death. Seriously, he seems like a solid guy. We should invite him to the wedding, partially because he's fucking earned it and also to style on em.
>>5675042Apologize for what?>Exerting a bit of pressure should do the trick instead of violence>"But she is boring? Anyway, I do apologize for interruptong your parade but I'll be out of your hair in a minute."
>>5675042>>"Yeah. Alright. Sorry."
>>5675054>SupportSilver shouldn't have to apologize over calling her boring, stopping the parade is much more apology worthy
>>5675049>SupportYeah don't start shit infront of fishy but doesn't mean we need to hand out insincere apologies
You consider your options for a moment before you gently tap Argent, as if you just casually shifted around while sitting and that's what your hand simply happened to fall on. Normally this wouldn't rouse any suspicion in anyone, especially not from that distance. But a swordsman of that caliber? You can hear his heart skipping a beat. No doubt it took an intense amount of focus for him not to flinch."Yeah. Alright. Sorry for messing up your parade.""Ah. That's quite alright. Thank you my lord. Please, enjoy your stay in Wano."You pause to emphasize your response."I will."You gently tap the lion again, urging it to move and it does now that it felt a bit of genuine malice from you. Seems like that was enough motivation for it. The lion leaps from roof to roof as it tries to flee the scene as fast as possible. Before you even realize it you're already at the very edge of the capital where houses start turning into shacks and the wilderness starts ruling the scenery more and more. With the last vestiges of its strength the lion climbs up a hill before it collapses in an exhausted pile. The hill is just tall enough to give you a good view of the entire city, but if you turned around it'd give an equally adequate vantage point over the toxic, polluted and ravaged lands that lie just beyond the capital."Thank you Mister Lion."Shirahoshi affectionately pets the tired cat before looking at the devastated landscape."How horrible.""This is exactly the reason why we Kuja decided to withdraw from the world of men. Our elders tell tales about exactly this type of ruin that men cause. E-Erm... not you though! I'd never-""It's okay. I already had the factories shut down. And Toxin told me he's already working on a solution with Stitches. They said not only will the place be healed you could probably eat the dirt too once they're done.""Wooow! Really?""What? You doubt us Fishy?""N-No. I just don't know how things like that work. I thought it'd be hard.""Kekeke! It is. But not for us. And don't worry. You'll learn things quickly. I can promise that. I did too."You then turn to Sandersonia and pat her on the head as well."And of course you will too.""I'm... not that sheltered you know.""You guys didn't know what a peepee is.""W-WELL YOU DON'T KNOW MANY THINGS! How about that?""True."You shrug."Which is why I got my crew for. Speaking of which-"Pulling out a picnic basket the size of a cart from the howdah you open it up."-they packed us some lunch."
After an unforgettable luncheon involving only the finest, non poisonous foods, that Gu could manage you find yourselves staring at the Flower Capital from a distance in what amounts to food coma. Even though you do dislike the place quite a bit even you need to admit that it does have its own special charm."Hey Silver?""Yes Fishy?""Thank you.""For what?""You promised me that you'd show the world to me. I just wanted to thank you for that.""Kek. This is nothing! When everything's done I promise I'll go around the world again and take you with me!"Her genuinely happy smile is honestly contageous as you can't help but smile back at her. Which Sandersonia does not appreciate."Hnnng. Why must you be so cute together like that?!"You're already starting to see the problems with this "multiple wives" thing. You'll have to put in a lot of effort to keep all the plates spinning at once. After flying over to her and affectionately touching her with an apology you turn into a bat and do the thing Shirahoshi likes where you inflate your fur to ridiculous proportions so that both ladies could lean on it like a soft pillow. That seems to have done the trick as only a few minutes later both of their breathings slow down as they decided to take a nap. For the sake of protecting them you decide to keep watch in case anything bad happens. Thankfully nothing dares to disturb your peaceful rest but something does come up as you hear someone approaching the place."Whoah! I knew it was you when I saw the liondog! Fancy meeting you here Sil-"A heavily dressed up wandering samurai runs up to you. Naturally you know full well who it is."Shhhhh. They are sleeping!"You whisper."Ah. Sorry."Yamato apologizes profusely and quiets her own voice as she sits down. She's wearing lamellar armor with a helmet that has a mask attached to it. She removes both so she could talk to you face to face."How do you like the armor?""It's amazing! Thank your blacksmith for me okay? It fits perfectly! And the helm? Nobody can recognize me with it! Even the horns they just assume to be part of it! It's perfect!""I'm glad. So how goes the soul searching?""Honestly? I don't know."She sets down her tetsubo next to her as she scratches her head."I'm wandering from place to place, trying to truly learn about Wano. But... instead of the glorious nation I read about in Odens journal all I see is ruin. It makes my blood boil! It makes me hate my father even more! But... sigh. I can't say I haven't seen any ugliness from the people of Wano either. I'm not sure if it's them or just more of my fathers influence though.""If you still have doubts just wait until I'm done cleaning up the place. Then you can make sure.""Yeah. In any case that's what I'm planning on doing. Wandering the nation a bit longer."She then looks at the two sleeping girls."These are your wives?""Soon to be. Yeah."She smirks."Not sure if I should congratulate or pity them!""Screw you."
>miss maybe 2 threads>we're in Wano>Yamato is hereit's over...
>>5675188I don't know what to tell you nigga, Yamato was a thing several threads ago when Silver was first brought here by Doffy
>>5675188Mate, we've been hanging out with Yamato and raiding/trolling Kaido since we met Clown, basically.
You both smirk at each other and chuckle for a while until Yamato looks like she's lost in thought. After a while she takes another look at Sandersonia and Shirahoshi."Hey. Mind if I ask you a personal question?""Shoot.""How do you do it?""What?""This. All this. One day I see you coming back after beating Kaido senseless, wrestling islands from tyrants like it's nothing, do the most violent things that'd make my father blush. Then I see you sitting on a hill, serving as a body pillow for two maidens you're set to marry."She twiddles her thumbs."I'm just... I'm curious. After all that you told me it feels like you understand what I went through. Chained up and tortured as a child, having to fend for yourself, educating yourself by whatever means. And yet... I have no clue how you can act around people like that. At least when I was Oden I could pretend by doing how he'd do. Now I'm... lost. So how do you do it? How can you just go to a normal life at the flip of a switch like that?">I don't think about it>I had friends who taught me>Because this is what I wanted all along. I fight so I can have this. And so nobody can ever take it away again>Other?
>>5675208>>I had friends who taught me
>I had friends who taught me>>I kept pushing, I stood my ground and never let any weenie's take it from me. I threw myself head shoulders knee's and toes into danger and never once thought to give up.
>>5675208>>I don't think about it, i just do what i want, if i dislike somebody i'll fight them or kill them, if i like someone i'll hang around them and try to make them, thats what freedom really about being able to do what you want want when you want to with the people you care about
>>5675208>I don't think about it>I just do it.
>>5675208>>I don't think about it
>>5675208>>Because this is what I wanted all along. I fight so I can have this. And so nobody can ever take it away againThat last part is what sold it for me, that nagging fear in the back of his mind that is Silver isn't the most dangerous thing within sight then he could just be another victim. Think about it, how long it took before he stopped trying to solo everything and let the crew help just because he was scared they might get hurt, and didn't mind getting hurt himself?
>>5675208changing to>support >>5675216
>>5675208>Because this is what I wanted all along. I fight so I can have this. I do what I like and I like what I do and nobody can ever take that away from me again.
>>5675208>I don't have to pretend. This, what i'm doing right now... this is what i really want. And when i'm fighting like a madman, i'm doing it because i want to.>This is who i really am. It's just that people only ever hear about what makes it to the news. They never get to know me as a person.
Alright I don't think I'll be able to continue lads. My tooth is aching like it's about to fucking explode.We'll continue from here (hopefully on wednesday)Have a good night
>>5675294Night Spooky. See you on wednesday.
>>5675294Hope your tooth gets better Spooky. Thanks for the session as always.
finally caugh up, just out of curiosity, has anyone claimed the omake that was promised by undestanding the reference in the poisoned cake scene?, it's a reference to an asterix and obelix movie. the one about cleopatra.
>>5675920Finally, a man of good taste
>>5675920Well then. First of all: CongratsSecondly, penny for your thoughts?
>>5675950>>5676527i binged the thing and quite liked the story so far.certain characters could use some more screen time, such as angel who for some reason always feels left out. beside that silver has become a lot more assholish very suddenly after the war againts the marines. if i can have an omake i would like it to be nutmeg's perspective on her husband's behavior and his suddenly gaining both an empire and two other wifes.
Finally I can postI got some bad news.I've been to the dentist and I was told that I need surgery as they can't do anything. I got an appointment for thursday and even then it's not guaranteed they'll do anything as the inflammation needs to go doen forst. So my situation is as bad as it was and it's going to stay that way for at least one more day.And given how I couldnt sleep for 3 days now and how I can't even think sometimes I am in no condition to qiest todayWill post an update tomorrow after I visit surgery
>>5677036Well, fuck. Don't worry about us, we'll live.I mean, we might worship a dumpster fire in heretical worship, but we'll be fine.
don't worry qm, i know from personal experience that you can't do nothing but writhe in pain when you teeth hurt; take care and try to take it easy if you can't.
Surgery went wellHad the bastard pulled out and got it over with relatively quick. Now that the sedatives wore off it hurts quite a bit, but much more manageable than it was beforeHowever the x-rays confirm that two other teeth need to be checked. But since they are on the other side we'll have to wait until this heals, if I want to eat that is
>>5677836>eating>like a mortal
>>5677857Yeah, he should totally devouring souls like us demons ---- I mean, ahahhahah, funny joke, right guys?
>>5678020For fucks sakes Penemue, could you not go five bloody minutes without spilling something to someone.Seriously. Every time!
Apologies for the extended radio silence everyone. But you know how it is. When it rains it pours.The universe just loves piling every mound of shit it has on you at one time, because it's comedic.After agonizing over a period of four days with an enflammed tooth, then the surgery, then the recovery coupled with knowing that I'll have to go through it again in the near future at least once, twice if I'm unlucky. Work gets heavier each day with the pay staying the same but what you actually make decreases due to inflation and rising prices. And to top it all off the shit you bust your ass and work hard for over the course of months falls apart in an instant.The truth is that I am physically fine now. However I am in no mood to write. As I feel neither the drive to do so nor the possibility that I might derive joy from it, which I did up until now. And I don't want this feeling to poison it.So I'm taking a break. Don't know how long. Maybe a week. Maybe more. We'll see. Apologies
>>5680789take care b0sswe'll be here when your depression burns off
>>5680789Love ya Spooky, Fingers crossed for ya as we await your return.
>>5680789Take your time.
>>5680789Godspeed Spooky, I wish you the best.
>>5680789RIP. it was a good quest at least. Don't know any one piece quest that made it to the new world.
>>5680789Still in our hearts and minds.Question, how close to the end are we, I imagine it's already getting though to set up credible threats silver can't just curbstomp. Not that an unbridled power fantasy isn't fun for me, but i imagine writing it can get tidious.
You still there QM
>>5680789Hello? Are you still alive? Give us a sign Spooky!
>>5707526he was alive as of at least a week ago.