Island Kenzan Island

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Made up of mostly huge spires of rock, Kenzan is probably one of the more obvious islands when it comes to hostilty. Due to this, its not surprising that its inhabitants have developed long arms for better reach and access.

 

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Level 50
50 x 5 = 250
Strength: 52+10=62
Speed: 70+10=80
80x2=160
-Reaction: 80
-Movement: 80
Vitality:51+10=61
61x2=122
-Durability:61
-Stamina:61
Haki: 42
42x2=84
-Armament Haki:42
-Observation Haki:42
Martial Arts: 35
35x2=70
-Boxing: 70

Sancrin
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Level 30
30 x 5 = 150
Strength: 40+6=46
Speed: 40+6=46
46x2=92
-Reaction:46
-Movement:46
Vitality: 40+6=46
46x2=82
-Durability:46
-Stamina:46
Martial Arts: 30
30x2=60
-Gunslinging: 30
-Swordmanship: 30

Longarm Tribe(50)
Level 15
15 x 5 = 75
Strength: 20+2=22
Speed: 15+2=17
17x2=34
-Reaction:17
-Movement:17
Vitality:20+2=22
22x2=4
-Durability:22
-Stamina:22
Martial Arts: 20
20x2=40
-Swordmanship: 40


Turtle(25)
Level 10
10x2=20
Strength: 5
Speed: 1
1x2=2
-Reaction: 1
-Movement: 1
Vitality: 14
14x2=28
-Durability: 18
-Stamina: 10
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One time beri reward:
-200 000 000 Beri

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-100 000 000 Beri
 

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Original Post By: xatch
The Warm Orange Glow Illuminates The Grand Plateau


Kenzan Island is one of several Islands in the Grand line that no simple sailor can just approach. The seas around the island are choppy and filled with destructive whirlpools that can tear apart even Adam Wood. If you mange too pass those there is no port, and only one feasible beach too make berth. The rest of the Island is sheer cliffs, with razor sharp rocks jutting out near where the water meets cliff impaling and ravishing ships that get too close. However, If you manage to overcome all those obstacles there is still the long steep climb up the mountain for several miles until you reach the Great Staircase and Grand Plateau. The Staircase isn't an actual staircase but is comprised of six Vertical sheer cliff faces each cliff a couple of miles high, with very farly spaced hand holds intended for aid in climbing. Once the Great stair case has been ascended you will be welcomed too the Grand Plateau by the natives of Kenzen.

The Long Arm Tribe of Kenzen are not inherently a violent group, though masters of various martial arts. The Long Arm Tribe (LAT) are a very religious monk like order that practice martial arts as way of meditation and physical control. Most that are able to over come the trails necessary to see the Grand Plateau are seen as worthy until proven otherwise, This is also partly due to the fact that it would be nearly impossible to wage wars on such a remote and hard to reach place.

As the sun rises the entire LAT is standing together at the chiefs house greeting the sun and performing a slow dance similar to tai chi. After the sun salutations the LAT rushes too set the stage for the grand tournament. Today was a special day too the LAT it was a sacred holiday...

Two Arm Tuesday!

Two arm Tuesday is a unique and rare religious show of talent and mastery that happens only once every Tuesday and is widely celebrated. The LAT set up a giant arena while the Chief watches on and over seas the competition. Several of the Tribes top Martial artists fight in a hopes of impressing the chief and earning the respect of "Destruction Cannon" Ideo, and a chance to join his Boxing Gym, one of the greatest Honors a LAT can be granted.
 

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Original Post By: dragomir
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Drago Narration
Thoughts
"Speech"
*Sound FX*

"Should be getting seeing Kenzan island by now according to Eve. Her ass better not be lying, or else I'll have to beat 'em cheeks tonight! I'll come in like," Deepening his high-pitched voice(Sanji like pitch to Jotaro like pitch) to sound more manly "Hey Eve! You lied to me when you said we'll see Kenzan island at high noon. It's evening and we still haven't seen it! Ima have to beat dem cheeks now!" Now softening his voice into a super exaggerated girly tone "Oh Drago I'm sorry! I will accept my punishment! Agh!" Hehehehe.

"Drago. The hell are doing?" Drago jumped as if he was shocked by electricity. "Agh!" Looking at who startled him, Drago rolled his eyes in annoyance. "Goddamnit Alias, you fucking scared me!" It was Alias' turn to roll his eyes now.

"Whatever bro, are we there yet?"

"Ugh, lemme see," Drago popped out his binoculars and attached them to his eyes. Hmm, come out wherever you are Kenzan island. "I see something! It's got this kinda jagged outline. Some hills or mountains going spiking up and down. If I squint harder now... I think I see some green patches on top of these hill mountains. Must be trees or sumn."

"Sounds like Kenzan island."

"Aight, go inform the others that we're here."
 

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Original Post By: riley escobar
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Due to the journey time Link was fast asleep only knowing that they was headed to Kenzan Island, it was an order from the Captain to Drago who was ordered by the Captain to have selected members of the crew to take. *Zzzz / snoring can be heard* from Link's room as Link drifted to his dream. Just as he was drifting away he can hear voices from outside the room that they have sighted the island.

Link slowly steadied himself up who was feeling a little hot slowly removing the sleeping mask that was dangling as they had covered his nose. "Phew, maybe a quick wash but i need to find suitable clothes to change into since this could be a ops mission".

Link turned pivoting himself placing his feet into the slippers next to his bed then getting up as he cracked a few bones whilst stretching whilst breathing slowly.

Link then grabbed open the small wardrobe that was next to his bed open to grab his stealth clothes with a stealth mask as he then began to get change all along thinking "My first true mission in a while and as a Silver Hair" ... "I hope your watching StrawHatter" Link mutters as he finishes dressing and heading out.


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Posting as NPC Mushashi:

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Musashi who was stationed on the deck as the ship sailed through calm waters, whilst Musashi was taking care of his katana. He knew a mission from the captain always had somewhere down the line he will have to unsheath his sword whilst following orders to mow down his targets protecting his crew members.

Approximately a hour later one of the crew members began informing the crew they had spotted the island. Mushashi stood up as he said "About time, inform the men at this once!" starting off in a low manner then raised his voice.

Musashi then headed his way to Drago to ask for whats the plan as he positioned himself in the direction where he was as he approached he asked "Drago so how do we approach the island?"
 

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Original Post By: xatch
A Ship Was Approaching It's 1st Island Hazard

Early in the morning as the sun just broke from the sky, an unknown vessel could be made faaar off in the distance. As the ship was getting closer it was soon going too reach the first major obstacle of "Kenzen Island" The "Unsettled Ocean". This hazard of Kenzen was probably its most notorious as unless guided by an exceptional navigator, or unless predisposed to the safes routes, or if by sheer luck alone! most are unable to pass the swirling death that encompasses Kenzen.

6:30 A.M. On the Grand Plateau

The summer months ensured early mornings and long nights on Kenzen. The "Sun Salutations" now over the residents have started assembling the tournament stage as the rest of the festivities that ensue. As the forum nears completion the day's competitors start to formally enter the competition. 11 Qualified boxers from several different schools of martial arts are formally signing up for the sacred event. The fighters are as follows; (in no particular order 1. Ali 2. Mayweather 3. Tyson 4. Creed 5. Ippo 6. Pacquiao 7. Mac(lil)
8. Hitmonchan 9. La Motta 10. Marciano and the crowed and expected island favorite 11. Balboa. The fighters continue to assemble as a group of Unknown rookies sign up as well. In just a few hours the opening ceremony will commence.

The Original Fodders...

Longarm Tribe(50)
Level 15
15 x 5 = 75
Strength: 20+2=22
Speed: 15+2=17
17x2=34
-Reaction:17
-Movement:17
Vitality:20+2=22
22x2=4
-Durability:22
-Stamina:22
Martial Arts: 20
20x2=40
-Swordmanship: 40

What I am doing....

Of the 50, I am leaving 20x alone and they will be random guards.
Longarm Tribe(20)
Level 15
15 x 5 = 75
Strength: 20+2=22
Speed: 15+2=17
17x2=34
-Reaction:17
-Movement:17
Vitality:20+2=22
22x2=4
-Durability:22
-Stamina:22
Martial Arts: 20
20x2=40
-Swordmanship: 40

of the 30x I am combining 10x into one NPC a lvl 25 named Rocky Balboa
Longarm Tribe Prime Boxer
Level 25
str, stam, spd, 41
-Boxing: 41

Of the 20x left they will combine into just slightly better than normal fodders with boxing stats
Longarm Tribe Boxers (10x)
Level 20
15 x 5 = 75
Strength: 20+2=22
Speed: 15+2=17
17x2=34
-Reaction:17
-Movement:17
Vitality:20+2=22
22x2=4
-Durability:22
-Stamina:22
Martial Arts: 20
20x2=40
-boxing: 41

The Guards and spectators started to file in and take their seats as the festivities would be likely to start soon...
 

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Original Post By: sallucion
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Journey to Kenzan Island:

So Kenzan Island it is huh. I wonder why this Island. Eve remembered that Kenzan Island is really tough to get to, atleast that is what she did read in one her books. I promised Drago he would see the Island by now, so please show up, I know you are laying in front of us. Eve had no time to dream away, she had to focus too much on navigating through the sea. Somehow the sea became rougher and rougher the closed they got to the island.

It took them 13 more minutes before Eve got informed that Drago did spot Kenzan Island in front of them. Pfew, finally. Drago would have killed me if it didnt show up for a few more minutes. It was Link who joined Drago, all prepared and changed in some kind of stealth clothes and a mask.

There was no time for Eve to look around. The water around them became even rougher than before. Oi Drago! Can you take a look at the water in more ahead of us, I have a really bad feeling! Everyone, prepare yourself and hold on to something, just in case! Now focus and get your crew safe on this island. You can do this!
 

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Original Post By: dragomir
Drago looked onwards at the island as he leaned over the railing of the ship with a hand stroking his chin. Thoughtfulness was drawn all over his face.
They were now getting close enough to the point where binoculars weren't needed. All ya had to do was squint yer eyes. Hmm, where around this edge is a solid enough entrance into the island? Drago squinted his eyes harder. On the far left revealed a pathway. Not your traditional pathway you see in the woods or better know as a trail, it had several rocks and boulders covering it but it was still visible enough making it distinct and noticeable from all these flat, and vertical cliffs.

There it is! Looks big enough for an animal or human to walk through. Only bad end of it is how it starts straight from the oceanside. It runs right into the ocean. Not looking keen on getting my boots wet.

"Drago so how do we approach the island?"

A delightful glee arrived in Drago's eyes as he recognized the familiar voice. "Musashi! Just who I needed!" Drago softly laid his hand on his crew mate's should and pointed at the pathway on the island. "You see over there? Looks to be a sort of trail or pathway enabling us to come into the island. Now, I was thinking, we should disguise ourselves as mercha-"

"Oi Drago! Can you take a look at the water in more ahead of us, I have a really bad feeling! Everyone, prepare yourself and hold on to something, just in case!"

Eve relayed an important message cutting off Drago's sentence. "Hmm? What water?"

Drago turned his head and looked at the ocean, an area he ignored the entire way here. Confusion was spreading across his face as he agreed with Eve. Hmm, yeah these waters look weird. Extra weird. What's up with it swirling like that? I ain't no navigator but I'm pretty sure this ain't how the ocean's supposed to look.
 

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Original Post By: riley escobar
Just letting you guys know of a small change in the manner of my font / posts for my own Bio and NPC Musashi

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Link made his way out seeing Musashi, it was a chance for him to ask for some training it was something that he wanted to ask him, it was a chance for something he can learn and adapt whilst learning through friendly sparring.

Before even Link could even open his mouth Musashi made his way to Drago, "i missed my chance though i dooubt he would have said yes, besides there's a time and place" Link thought to himself as he then looked at the ocean seeing the beautiful reflection of the clouds and the sea life as he smiled.

Musashi made his way appearing before Drago asking him for direction as he turned to Drago noticing his gleeful face though before anything Drago began to speak as Musashi listened on in.
"Musashi! Just who I needed!" Drago softly laid his hand on his crew mate's should and pointed at the pathway on the island. "You see over there? Looks to be a sort of trail or pathway enabling us to come into the island. Now, I was thinking, we should disguise ourselves as mercha-"
Drago laid his hand on his hand on the shoulder then diverted him as he raised his hand pointed at the island though it did require a binocular. "Hey Drago, i can't see the pathway need some binoculars to see what you saw just pointing that out there" "i think he forgot that though disguise ourselves ... interesting" as there was a moment of pause before Musashi would speak again.

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You said disguise i say we split into two teams, one of us to disguise ourselves the other waits before we make our move as we just can't go guns blazing."
Oi Drago! Can you take a look at the water in more ahead of us, I have a really bad feeling! Everyone, prepare yourself and hold on to something, just in case!

"that sounded like Eve" as Eve stopped Musashi and Drago's conversation

Drago turned his head and looked at the ocean, an area he ignored the entire way here. Confusion was spreading across his face as he agreed with Eve. Hmm, yeah these waters look weird. Extra weird. What's up with it swirling like that? I ain't no navigator but I'm pretty sure this ain't how the ocean's supposed to look.
In the moment Musashi turned to his right seeing Link staring at the ocean as he then turns to Drago who looked confused noticing the whirlpools. Seeing Drago act confused knowing this is the first time that Drago took a role being in charge, which he respected though seeing his reaction Musashi knew it would be where he himself, Drago and Eve all had to take the initiative. "Drago, i hope you know what it means to being charge. If not i dont mind sharing the duties with Eve"

"Drago and Even hope you two don't mind me disturbing you, i say we split into two teams one team that goes to the island first to cause a diversion of some sort so we catch the attention of the residents of the island.
Though speaking the diversion isn't the diversion at all as we use the disarray of confusion as a means of getting us to the island. So Eve i would want you to use your navigation skills to get us past the whirlpools which i know you can as i believe in your ability." As Musashi allowed the information he provided to sink into the two before he turned his attention back to Link.

"Link get ready in 5 your coming with me kid!" shouted Musashi.
Hearing this Link smiled though he knew after this he would be able to get the training he so wanted. "Yes sir!" as Link shouted. Link made his way back in to grab his sword.

In the duration Musashi made his way to Drago and then calling his name out Link was oogling wanting to know what the conversation that he was having with Eve and Drago as it looked pretty serious. "Damn that convo looks interesting someday i'll make my way to the top so i can be in those convo's"

Link knew the only way to get to the top would be a way to sort his basic training in all aspects of the way he fights to take them up a level thats why he desired to get some training from Musashi then may one day ask Minumino for some training or the Captain so he can prove his worth.

As Link stared day dreaming of the time he will become a sword for the captain in the future and a trusty subordinate, ally and friend. Just as he did thats when Musashi called for him.

Now we head back to present time as Link heads up to where Musashi and etc are as he does the Den Den Mushi starts ringing.
 

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Original Post By: xatch
The Approaching Crew Reaches Their First Trial

The Mysterious vessel has passed the point of no return! From this point the only two options are death or reach the calm section of water around the perimeter of the islands by navigating the thrashing currents. Already caught up in the pull of the first whirlpool The crew was faced with the options of fighting the whirlpool or going with it.

One of many Trials that are required to reach the Island, The Approaching crew must pick one of the two options (or make up a third as long as it is feasible) And RP why their choice should be successful in order to reach the calm perimeter just outside the Whirlpools suction.

7:00 A.M. On The Grand Plateau

The arena and seating arrangements were finalized and constructed. The participants were escorted too their tents to warm up and meet with the officials for the pre-tournament rules. Rules too the tournament were simple; 1. At any time either fighter or fighters official ringside representative, or judging staff can call off the fight. 2. No weapons. (this is a MA tournament) 3. Though it is not the intention, death of a participant can occur and all those that participate willingly accept that risk.

At this time the current Chief and his two V.I.P.'s take there seats, the two V.I.P. being non other than 2x Champion XXX Gym leader Ideo and his manager Sancrin as they start too small talk the tournament match ups are about to be posted....
 

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Original Post By: dragomir
Oh, and here I thought I was the captain of this ship.*RING RING RING!* Hmm? That's our Den Den Mushi ringing. What's up now?

"Good plan Musashi, I like that idea, we'll have to be a bit more specific though. Here are the binoculars by the wa-" As Drago tried handing the item to Musashi, the ship made a sudden hard swerve to starboard(right)! Waves crashed on it's hull as it tilted on it's side. Drago was knocked off his feet by the unexpected movement. "AAAGHH! What the hell?!"

Gravity forced Drago to tumble down to starboard like a kid rolling down a hill. The binoculars rolling right down with him. Drago scrambled his hands around the deck, trying to get a grip of something, just anything! "Argh! I can't grab onto anything! Everything's so damn slippery!"

Gravity had no mercy for the boy. He kept sliding down, just a few feet from the starboard rail now! Drago looked down. Oh no no no no!A grim, fearful and almost hopeless faced was sketched all over Drago's face as he saw how in only a few seconds he would no longer be on this ship...but in the twirling waters below!

"EVE! MUSASHI! LINK! ALIAS! ANYBODY, HELP!"

Whoever would come to Drago's rescue would be too late. *SPLASH!*
 

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Original Post By: Riley Escobar
Link approached as to where Musashi/Drago and Eve was the Den Den began to ring, it rang a few times as Drago walked towards it and answered though as he answered he turned around and replied to Musashi instead of the Den Den.

Dragomir said:
"Good plan Musashi, I like that idea, we'll have to be a bit more specific though. Here are the binoculars by the wa-" As Drago tried handing the item to Musashi, the ship made a sudden hard swerve to starboard(right)! Waves crashed on it's hull as it tilted on it's side. Drago was knocked off his feet by the unexpected movement. "AAAGHH! What the hell?!"
Musashi stared at Drago as he complimented him with the plan though he didn't know why he was still holding the Den Den as he was speaking to him. Though this was cut prematurely the thought of it as Drago then proceeded to hand him something, as Drago's hand reached out the ship began making a strange noise from beneath as crew members began shouting which was being overshadowed by the ships noise of it turning. "What the heck ...." Musashi grabbed onto anything and shouted "Grab something guys, grab onto something .... Eve do something".

At the very same moment Link felt like the standing beneath them bellow as the ship made a sudden turn as it knocked him off his feet and sent him landing on his bottom "Ouch that hurt" Link exclaimed as he held his lower back. Link turned his head to the steering wheel as why there was no warning but he couldn't hear anything under the ships noise as the currents that was befalling them with waves slamming against the ship and sprinkles landing on deck.

Link then heard Musashi to grab onto something which he did though due to the waves and currents before them and the water on deck it became hazardous and slippy. It wasn't long before Link spotted Drago who slid across the deck not before long he was no longer there as the ship tilted due to the waves to have gotten off balance as if it was going to capsize.

"Oi Link grab Drago, i'll help Eve to steer us and get pronto on it as Drago isn't feeling himself" Musashi shouted in a alerted manner
Link turned then rose to his feet then darted then jumped off the edge spotting Drago who was beginning to look as if he was drowning. "Dammit Drago, stay alive" as Link splashed into the sea though Link didn't simply splash rashly he grabbed a rope with him around his waist. Just moments before Link even jumped off he spotted a huge rope and tied it to the edge of the ship and knew the currents would get the best of him so his plan was a way to save not only him but Drago.

"Glubb, Gluubbb, Drago" as Link dived as he barely grabbed Drago's hand pulling him up as he moved and wayed his other hand to come to the surface then wrapped his arm around his waist and using his other hand pulled himself

All he could hear was the violent bashing of the currents and waves slamming into him as he spat out the water, as he breathed difficulty under these circumstances and shouted "Someone pull us in if anyone can hear me"
 

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Original Post By: sallucion
Eve did not know where to look first. A lot of things happened all of a sudden. The first thing she noticed was Musashi yelling at her about some plan to split up. Sounds good, but we have to get through this waters first, plan follows later. Again, Eve focused on the water in front of her. It look like whirlpools were all of the place.

The water was really rough and as a result a big wave did hit the ship from on of the sides. Shit, I should have seen that coming.. What kind of Navigator are you Eve. Little did she know that Drago was about to fall off the ship.

Dragomir said:
"EVE! MUSASHI! LINK! ALIAS! ANYBODY, HELP!"
Hold on Drago! Link, quick try to catch him! It only took half a second after Eve said those words that Drago fell into the cold waters of the sea. They were about to get into the first whirlpool and Eve had to think fast. They couldn't leave Drago like this. Luckily Eve noticed that Musashi and Link already took action. Musashi made his way towards here and Link took a rope and put it around his waist. Link, be careful there! Grab Drago as fast as you can and get back in here! Ofcourse Eve knew it was easier said than done, but they had no time to waste.

As Link jumped off the ship to safe Drago, Eve and Musashi discussed about how to get into the first whirlpool. I would have suggested to go with it, but we it's too late for that. If I go with it now the whirlpool will give us too much speed. Too much speeds means Link and Drago are in much danger. The only option for now is to fight it and get them back on the ship asap. I hope you agree with this Musashi!

Char Aznable said:
"Someone pull us in if anyone can hear me"
Go and get them on the ship now! Eve didn't know Link would grab Drago this fast. If Musashi is fast enough, I can still go with the flow, instead of fight it.. Would be way easier. It was already too late for them to make a decision, so Eve decided to fight the it and see what would happen. She did hold the steer tightly and took a deep breath. Get them onboard now! And try to grab onto something. Take care of Drago, please!
 

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Original Post By: xatch
Trial #1, The Unsettled Ocean


The unknown vessel approached the island as was inevitably greeted the way all ships would be. With violent torrents of funneling water capable of sinking entire vessels in In a matter of moments. Only the most skilled Navigators or the luckiest of individuals are capable of getting past the "Unsettled Ocean". The Unknown encroachers found themselves in a particularly large and savage Whirlpool. As the sea tossed the little ship around, a member of the crew was flung into the ocean and is probably good as dead.
Dragomir said:
Gravity had no mercy for the boy. He kept sliding down, just a few feet from the starboard rail now! Drago looked down. Oh no no no no! A grim, fearful and almost hopeless faced was sketched all over Drago's face as he saw how in only a few seconds he would no longer be on this ship...but in the twirling waters below!
Despite the gravity of the situation and the astronomical odds it would take to survive such an occurrence the camaraderie on the ship and love for their Nakama must have been High as yet another foolish soul will probably be lost too a watery grave, as he foolishly dives headlong into the water to help the overboard man.
Char Aznable said:
Link turned then rose to his feet then darted then jumped off the edge spotting Drago who was beginning to look as if he was drowning. "Dammit Drago, stay alive" as Link splashed into the sea though Link didn't simply splash rashly he grabbed a rope with him around his waist. Just moments before Link even jumped off he spotted a huge rope and tied it to the edge of the ship and knew the currents would get the best of him so his plan was a way to save not only him but Drago.
The Foolish gambit pays off and at least the two men are not going to immediate be pulled under due to the quick think and actions taken. The Ship was still not in a safe place as it was slowly spiraling down into inevitability.
Sallucion said:
Eve decided to fight the it and see what would happen. She did hold the steer tightly and took a deep breath. Get them onboard now! And try to grab onto something. Take care of Drago, please!
The Navigator of the ship went against their initial reaction too use the Whirlpool as a means of accelerating through the pull in order to rocket out. The ship was now sailing against the whirl, and successfully rescued their Nakama. The Crew still needs to take action or the whirlpool will swallow they're ship next turn. There is a strong updraft formed from the watery vortex, and the size of this whirl pool makes it unstable, It is also still possible to sail out with Logical or anime logic.
Spoiler: Had they accelerated


7:30 A.M. On The Grand Plateau

The Stadium Is packed and the crowd cheering and chanting, whootin and Hollerin for the action to commence. As the Crowd starts too get rowdy the Island Elder Stands up from his seat high above the arena and crowd. This action causes everyone to instantly silence as the first match was about to Begin. The Elder Announces: AS ELDER IT IS MY HONOR TO ANNOUNCE THE 52142nd TWO ARM TUESDAY TOURNAMENT OFFICALLY OPEN!!! The Elder turns his back to another explosion of applause as he returns too his seat and guests. Above the Arena a giant visual Den Den Mushi randomizes all the participants and pairs two randomly. As all the names scroll about randomly the first name to is Rocky Balboa, the fan favorite a suspected top seed. The second name still scrolling stops on Ali, once the greatest boxer on Kenzen, Ali is far past his prime but wont give it up, still chasing the glory days.

Round 1

The Two boxers enter the ring, Balboa is an imposing Man dark hair and complexion, there isn't an ounce of fat on him, and his muscles have muscles. Ali Has an even darker complexion but looks old and haggard. The Two man meet at the center of the ring and exchange traditional pre fight greetings by intertwining long arms and and raising them as on too the Chief before bowing, and returning too their corners. There are no Referee's in the ring, Instead 4x watch from outside all watching for rule breaks and such. The Bell dings and both men start bunny hopping towards each other Ali starts to run his mouth... OOHhh I'm the greatest alive, I'm so pretty!, Ima float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.. The fighter went on showboating and trash talking as a way to try to take his opponent out of their game.
Spoiler: Long Arm Boxing
Long arm Boxing is funny thing too see, The extra joints allow the fighters greater reach, but makes for much harder to reach body shots. The fighters typically stand in the "Orthodox Stance" In this stance the fighter extends their shoulder(arm) and first back arm (middle section) straight out in front of them, and bend only their second elbow joint and forearms vertically. (this looks similar to traditional human boxing except the additional arm section pushes the arms much further away from the body.) This is what 95%of all Kenzen boxers use. The only other and hardest stance to learn is "South Paw" In this stance that so few can learn, the user somehow dislocates their arm and forces back above their shoulders. This gives them normal human arm reach, but grants an insane side effect of an explosive piston style punch.

Side note, In Long arm boxing, without using their hands it is legal to lock the opponents arms/joints with the users arms and joints to create openings and semi holds. (no locks or submissions)

Rocky Smirks and pushes both his knuckles to the arena floor and starts to scream as he pushes into the floor. a loud POP Is made audible as Balboa's mid arms fold back above his shoulders and he assumes the "South Paw" stance. The arena falls silent as the sight of a "South Paw" fighter is soo rare.

Back above the arena the Island chief gasps as Ideo leans in and gains interest in this Balboa, as just the mere ability to use "South Paw" is enough too grant you entry into the XXX gym. Two South Paws in one generation! has that ever happened?! Surprisingly exclaimed Sancrin, as the trio looked on too see the fight unfold.

Back in the Arena Ali only had but a second to be amazed by the sight of a "South Paw" before his career was ultimately ended. The first Blow came so fast and struck so hard it blew through his defense and opened both of Ali's arms like he was being crucified, with a completely open guard the next "Cannon" strike landed dead center of the forehead, sending Ali tumbling out of the ring violently. It was at this point the crowed regains its composure and erupted in applause as Balboa walks out of the arena. As the man leaves he drops a typical one liner...Guess your not so pretty anymore.. Said Balboa....

Round one over winner Balboa by way of K.O./Ring out
 
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Through the help of the ship's navigator and by pure luck, the whirlpools instead of being detrimental to the crew, it actually helped them get closer to shore. *BOOM!* The ship hit the banks of the tall cliffs with a loud thud, sounding like an eruption of a volcano.

Drago woke with a sudden gasp as if he just got stopped being strangled.
*Cough cough! Wheeze! More coughing and wheezing. HEEEUUUUUEEEUUUH(this is Drago's loudest cough)*

"Urgh, mrugh! Hmrhmr!" Clearing his throat, Drago rose to a sitting position on the deck. One hand laid behind him, holding him up, the other in front of his mouth shaped like a cup as he was still coughing. "Ughh, what happened? Where are we?" Drago's voice was throaty and gruff as he spoke. He looked around him, the scenery was blurry and unclear. A figure stood beside him, Drago squinted to see him better. "Link? Is that you?"
 
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Just moments before Link even jumped off he spotted a huge rope and tied it to the edge of the ship and knew the currents would get the best of him so his plan was a way to save not only him but Drago.
Link who had grabbed tightly to Drago used the rope to wrap it around Drago to save him as Link tightened his grip to the rope as if a life rope then tugged to signal to grab him back to the ship.

I would have suggested to go with it, but we it's too late for that. If I go with it now the whirlpool will give us too much speed. Too much speeds means Link and Drago are in much danger. The only option for now is to fight it and get them back on the ship asap. I hope you agree with this Musashi!
Musashi listened carefully as he knew getting Link and Drago was the only choice as he knew Eve had the worst case scenario planned. Though this wasn't also he knew but the fact that Eve was the SHP navigator on top so she would know the wave of the oceans, she could breath the intoxicating smell as if it was basic instinct.

"Someone grab them on board and reel them in" Musashi shouted in the moment. As he turned to the other crew members and gave commands "All of you now that Link and Drago are aboard we sail into the those whirlpools" as the crew looked at him in disbelief and bewildered.

"Believe in the ship and dreams come true, believe in the Silver Hair Pirates, now show the whirpools the might of our crew" Musashi shouted raising his hand up as if giving a speech to motivate the crew.

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Link was raised up by Eve and hoisted upwards onboard as he got on his knees panting and breathing heavily as this was the first time he did something without thinking but basic instinct to survive.

Link turned his attention to see if Drago was okay as there was first aid being applied to Drago
"Link? Is that you?"
"Yeah it's me " as Link's breathing became more evenly paced though still heavy, he then ordered the men around Drago to take him inside. "Take him inside now" as Link apologized to Drago "I'm sorry but your sea sickness could still cause us problems as this is for your own good" as he raises himself up with the assistance one of the underlings.

As a few attentively surround Link he just rebuffs their help and pleads with them to help Drago "I'm fine tend to Drago" as he Link breathes heavily and slowly.

As the ship then begins to set sail as it charges ploughing forward

"Link stay in doors now, leave this to us as we will need you and Drago when we set sail so stay in there" Musashi shouted ordering Link.
 
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11:30 A.M. On The Grand Plateau
After The Final Round

“Yo Adrian! I DID IT!!” the bloody and bruised Balboa shouts into a microphone as the crowd pours into arena around him to celebrate. The atmosphere was electric as this was the moment they had waited for the entire morning, their hero finally raising the championship very high above his head. His longtime rival, friend and final opponent in the tournament Creed approaches to shake his hand and show his respect before a very loud chant breaks out in honour of the newly crowned champion.

“ROCKY! ROCKY! ROCKY! ROCKY!..”

Above the arena, the island chief, Sancrin and Ideo all clearly look impressed with the fights put on today but the latter still doesn't look 100% convinced and turns to his manager.

“Balboa was always going to win this so the others never had a chance. Sancrin, spread word that I'll have a big announcement in an hour and recommend to the fighters that they should take the opportunity to rest.”
 
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Drago watched through his slitted eyes as 2 men carried him up and took him to the cabin. Is this what I'm reduced to now? Just a liability...It became painful to keep his eyes open for long. They were heavy and they still stung from the impact of the water. Drago tried holding them up for a few seconds longer. It was too much. It was better to just close his eyes and rest for a long while. And so he did. For in a few seconds, Drago was dead asleep.

On Grand Plateau
A girl of average height walked through the crowd. A cloak covering her. It's hood hiding her face. Phazing out all the noise from the crowd, she focused on her mind on only one thing for that one thing that could save many people. Friends, family, and strangers alike. A knife held in her hand. Although she was scared to death, she was relaxed, for the chances of failure increase if you tense up and panic. Her nerves came back again, the thoughts of doubt flooded her mind as she headed closer to her target. What if the guards stop me? Can I stab him in the right spot? Even if I do, can I run away fast enough to avoid being captured? What if, what if, what if I fail? Sweat streamed across her face as all these negative thoughts filled her mind. Her breath was shallow and fast. She stopped.

What if I succeed? I'll be saving many innocent boys and girls. Innocent civilians thrown in the dungeons for even opposing the chief in the slightest. Their wives, sisters, kids, boys and girls alike, raped cause of it. I know how it feels. I can't let anyone else get severely violated. I have to do this for my brother most of all. For he's suffering for nothing. I must not hesitate.

Her breathing had slowed. It was in deep, calm breaths now. The sweating stopped. The anxiety on her face replaced with confidence. She continued walking. Only a few steps away now from where the island chief, his elders, and his two warriors, Ideo and Sancrin were and several guards. For they were all distracted by the champion, she took her chance. She ran towards the chief, the knife was drawn out in front of her in an underhand position. Aiming for his heart, she lunged, putting all her force, momentum, and weight behind the knife, she attacked.
 
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Link stared knowing he may not be much of help and grabbed his fist and placed it against his chest as if its next to his heart as he ushered "May fortune be with you Musashi" as Link slowly backed away.

He spotted some of the underlings as he then shouted "You guys make sure the sail is up so we can speed up guys and make sure you grab a hold of anything so you dont get squatted off the ship".

Musashi turned around and smirked as he thought; "He's only joined recently back when we was in alabasta but damn he's really reliable and bringing us a whole new dimension within the crew. The captain can sure really can spot a good one."

"Link get inside already, you guys take him inside. We will need you guys when we are aboard the island" as the ship creaked as the oceans became heavier swinging the ship swaying it side to side. Though the ship cruised directly spearheaded through the spirals as the men shouted keeping the sails up as the sea water flung splashing in many of the crews faces and on deck.

Little did Musashi know once Link would head inside he wouldn't wake up until much later and then find a ship and head back out, namely to Orange Town of East Blue.
 
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