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JIHAHAHAHAHA!

JIHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

JIHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


A roaring laughter was all that was heard as the legendary pirate, Shiki, blasted the young, green-round-the-ears pirate off of Merveille with a terrifyingly mighty and massive boulder. For quite a while, the falling Gambit would be able to hear the loud laughter resonating from Merveille, until eventually, he was out of distance. But undoubtedly, even as Gambit fell out of distance of hearing Shiki's laughter, it would without a doubt stay etched in his heart. That menacing laughter of legend, that orchestrated Gambit's defeat. Far beneath Merveille, Gambit fell into the sea, to be lost forever. Or so Shiki was convinced for now.

Hours passed, and Shiki had settled back into his castle. He couldn't get any work done for the remainder of the day. Gambit was on his mind, irritating him. A dead man, but he still haunted Shiki. How could that newbie pirate come and challenge him so rashly? How could that newbie pirate slaughter Shiki's beasts? It irritated him to no end.

Indigo had gotten back into his labs, working on things and tinkering with things as per the usual. As for Gambit's crew, they had settled into a village on Merveille, unbeknownst to Shiki. Little did they know, they were being watched. Shiki's allied mafia bosses had spotted the rest of Gambit's crew. With knives, katanas and guns in hand, the mafia bosses and their men surrounded the village early in the morning. An ambush.
 

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Elsewhere in the New World Underwater
Hours after Gambit's battle with Shiki, his body was found lying on the bed, injured and unconscious. The room was simple, a typical clinic you'd see with just a single patient they could attend to. A man entered the room and spoke, "How's the man?"

"My lord!", the doctor responded. A shark-like creature but poses just like a human. Standing about 2 meters with a long white tuxedo and underneath that, a plain pair of white shirt and pants over a flip flop. "He's now stable. Surprisingly, his body heals fast but I think what he's suffering from is from the inside."

"What do you mean doctor?", Prince Namor said, a merman royalty about the doctor's height but stood elegantly with his trident and black armor on his body.

D: "It's like his soul is suffering deeply. Before you came, he was calling names and how sorry he was for annihilating them."

N: "This man may be dangerous but it's too early to judge that. We wait until he wakes up."

Back in the Village, Merveille
"What's happening?!", T-Bag asked the lady rushing to the house where KG was resting. "He's. He's.", puzzled about the situation he continued.

"You're right Mister.", the lady butted in.

Then Aramis followed, "So he's alive! How could that be? You saw how he died as that rock pierced into his heart."

"You're right! We saw everything! Including how the commander left us and betrayed us!!!", LeBron notion, agitated and frustrated. "I. I. I just couldn't believe that he's capable of doing that to us. We shared memories and all. I just felt betrayed."

"Lebron!", T-Bag yelled. "It's no time for that. And we all agreed before that we should remain loyal to the commander. He saved my life many times in the past and a lot of people, too back in the island we formed before becoming pirates. He's a good man. Perhaps, you just didn't know about his past but it's a long time ago since."

"Madam! What happened here actually?", Reynolds asked. However, as he did, the men patrolling just outside the village notified Aramis about a sudden situation.

"Aramis! We are surrounded by enemies!", Baldemor said, panicking.

"Copy that.", she turned to T-Bag. "Sir!"

"Those of you who still could fight and believe that Gambit shall return. Come with me. We fight!", T-Bag declared. "We'll do everything to keep them outside this village."

All: "Aye!"

Inside the Laboratory
Manaka recalled what occurred when she came after Shiki almost slaughtered Gambit's men. Shiki's attack truly pierced through KG's chest, however, it missed his heart. Manaka, a scientist knew this simply by looking at the body. Firing needles from her mechanical gloves, it restrained the troops as it both served as acupuncture and disabler. But for KG, it might have been what kept him alive. And the electric shockwave that Billy cast might have been what restarted him.

Amidst all these, revenge against Gambit was his sole purpose. She wasn't a murderer just like what he thought of Gambit. But why does she feel sympathy towards what happened to the old companion? Could it be that she wanted closure?
 
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Shiki's and Gambit's short but mighty clash had come to an end, but at this point time, unbeknownst to both Shiki and Gambit, Merveille continued to stay in turmoil, caused by a clash of their subordinates. Shiki's allied mafia bosses surrounded the village where Gambit's subordinates were hiding, hoping to bring KG back from the brink of the world of the living. Unfortunately, that endeavor would become rocky, and KG's rest far from peaceful.

As soon as Baldemor took notice of the men hiding in the shadows surrounding the village, the attack started.

Unit 2 and 3, attack.

Unit 4, provide support.

Unit 1, retreat and let the Boss know that the enemies are alive and here.


One of the higher-up mafia bosses said. Hiding behind trees, bushes and grass fields that surrounded the village, all of the units nodded and started to act. Unit 4 took out various spheres. Some were smoke bombs, other were tear gas bombs. They threw them at the village center. The spheres erupted, engulfing the village in smoke and tear gas that made it hard to see and focus.

Units 2 and 3 opened fire from the cover of the bushes, showering the village with bullets from their firearms. Unit 1 retreated, aiming to travel back to Shiki's palace and inform him of the survival of Gambit's crew. How would Gambit's crew deal with the surprise attack, a numbers disadvantage, and an ailing KG that had to be kept safe?
 

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Level 40 Snipers x10
Strength: 8
Speed: 48 + 8 + 5 = 61
61×2= 122
- Movement: 61
- Reaction: 61
Vitality: 53 + 8 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Stamina: 61
- Durability: 61
Haki: 50
50×2 = 100
- Armament: 41
- Awareness: 59
Martial Arts: 49 + 12 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Sniping: 61
- Gunslinging: 61

Level 40 Brawlers x10
Strength: 33 + 8 = 41
Speed: 48 + 8 + 5 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Movement: 61
- Reaction: 61
Vitality: 53 + 8 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Stamina: 61
- Durability: 61
Haki: 47
47×2 = 94
- Armament: 41
- Precognition: 53
Martial Arts: 19+ 12 = 31
31×2 = 62
- Brawling: 62

Level 45 Rope Users x10
Strength: 53 + 8 = 61
Speed: 48 + 8 + 5 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Movement: 61
- Reaction: 61
Vitality: 53 + 8 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Stamina: 61
- Durability: 61
Haki: 52
52×2 = 104
- Armament: 41
- Precognition: 63
Martial Arts: 19 + 12 = 31
31×2 = 62
- Rope Action: 62

Level 50 Weapon Specialist x10
Strength: 51 + 10 = 61
Speed: 46 + 10 + 5 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Movement: 61
- Reaction: 61
Vitality: 51 + 10 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Stamina: 61
- Durability: 61
Haki: 56
56×2 = 112
- Armament: 41
- Precognition: 71
Martial Arts: 46 + 15 = 61
61×2 = 122
- Swords: 61
- Spears: 61

Baldemor alerted the squad leaders hiding out inside the village. And as soon as the news was conveyed, T-Bag declared war. Also hiding behind trees, bushes, and vacant houses, all the snipers and guerillas were made aware of the situation. The 10 snipers activated all their Awareness COO and had a clear outlook of the vicinity and danger of the situation. Mapping successfully the locations of the culprits, the snipers held onto their firearms, high-caliber M47s towards the hiding enemies. Master Sgt. Tom Beckett, Sgt. Chris Kyle, Sgt, Brandon Beckett, Sgt, Vassili, Sgt, König, and the 5 Guerilla Brothers: Balde Mar, Balde Mer, Balde Mir, Balde Mor, & Balde Mur who all specialize in sniping and gunslinging shot all at once at the targets' location at least 5 times. If successful, they would not only be able to neutralize the projectiles of bombs, smokes, and tear gases but also reduce the number of enemies their bullets would reach.

"Sgts!", hailed Baldemor. "You should be able to reach the retreating enemies. Rain them shits!"

"Aye!", the 5 Sgts copied, launching 5 consecutive B rank bullets at once that travel at a very significant speed would try to incapacitate the retreating armies.

Now sprinting towards the boundary, Reynolds, the highest-ranking sniper also activated his Awareness COO and spotted one of the mafia bosses quite easily. Revolting his very own Deadpool Magnum Shit 69, a quite short firearm but with the specs of a high-caliber long-range barrel, cast an A-rank bullet traveling at light speed towards the target. The bullet was so strong that it generated a whoozing sound upon release. When it landed, the skull of the target would surely be rammed open.

Aramis and the 9 other weapon specialists were also heading in multiple locations to try to secure whatever forces will be dealt in melee combat. But they were certain that with the level of performance and accuracy of their snipers, none shall be dealt with. "Hold up! We're backing them up."

T-Bag has now secured KG and villagers through their underground tunnel that would reach the outside of the village and near the forest. With them are the Spurs: Duncan, Manu, and Tony, and some brawlers in the league of Bosh, Dwight, and Rose.

The rest of the rope users and brawlers were following T-Bag's lead and would form the most dangerous roster in NBA history, RP history.

"Kobe! I know you're agitated but don't do anything stupid. You feel me?", T-Bag said, concerned about Kobe's action who served as KG's little brother and Gambit's co-founder of an orphanage they built on the West coast.

Kobe answered in silence.

Radioing everyone, T-Bag said, "Don't let a single damn enemy leave this place. Fuck them all!"

Underwater, Gambit finally woke up, wondering where he was at the moment. "Hey, hey! Don't push yourself too much.", the doctor said. "Call the prince, now!"

"Where am I?", he asked the doctor.

"This is Mermen Island!", he replied. "The prince saved you as you plunged into the depths of the sea."

"My cuffs, how?", Gambit wondering how they uncuffed him.

"The king would love to tell you.", Prince Namor said, entering the room. "My father, he specializes in haki and he devised a way on how to generate your haki and let it flow from the outside to the inside. In the simplest term, he was able to break and cuff by forcing his Haki's way into it before it detonates. Now, the real question is, how did you end up falling into the sea."

Gambit recalled his quick clash against Shiki and remembered how a titanic boulder hit his body before he could even coat his body entirely. "He was too quick for me to react. I am confident about his ability. I have read about it in the past. But the way he executed his attacks, it's the fastest I have ever encountered. It's on a different level. It's like. ---"

"He's awakened his devil fruit ability?", Namor butted in.

"It seems to be the case. But not only that, I found it hard to fight when you're still trapped by your past. I couldn't move forward to the future."

"What you do in life echoes in eternity, my friend. The past was the benchmark of who you are. And who you right now define your future. If you want to remain like this then you already died a long time ago.", Namor said to him, holding his trident. Suddenly, the prince tried to pierce Gambit by thrusting his weapon so rapidly towards his face. However, Gambit was quick enough to react to this and spoke in unison with Namor, "You're quite ready for another round."

"Looks like you've grown into a much stronger version of yourself following the battle with Shiki.", he said chuckling. "Tell me, what else do you need in order to get back there."

"Well, if you could provide me any titanium, sea-stone, a diamond, and some gunpowder, I may be able to prepare a countermeasure against him.", Gambit requested.

"You heard my friend, go get them!", he commanded his attendant.

G: "Who are you?"

N: "I am Prince Namor McKenzie, Namor the First, Prince of Atlantis, Emperor of the Deep, Lord of the Seven Seas and Supreme Commander of the undersea legions, Prince of the Blood!"

G: "I am Prince Landayan Morrow, The Gambit. I want to save my comrades and tell them and Manaka the truth."
 
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Shiki's allied mafia bosses had discovered the surviving crew of Gambit, and aimed to surround them and ambush them. However, unfortunately, things did not go as planned. When the allied mafia bosses and their people fired, Gambit's players were ready. Using Kenbun-shoku no Haki to their advantage, the snipers managed to shoot a number of the allied mafia bosses. Reynolds, the head sniper, shot one in the head as well, killing them on the spot. The smoke bombs and tear gas bombs were not thrown on time, but some of them did fall out of the killed one's hands, erupting. Smoke and tear gas spread everywhere. Before it really started affecting anyone, Gambit's rope users managed to engage some more allied mafia bosses, quickly disposing of them. But, at that point, the smoke and the tear gas started to do its job, affecting everyone in the vicinity.

Some of the allied mafia bosses that had retreated when the fighting began, were out of range of the smoke and tear gas, now retreating as quickly as they could. One of them took out a Den Den Mushi while running. Activating it, the Den Den Mushi started connecting the mafioso to the head honcho. Shiki the Golden Lion.

Whether Gambit's men dealt with the tear gas somehow or not, time was of the essence, and only a few more ''rings'' separated the mafioso from getting in contact with Shiki. If Shiki was informed of their survival, he would undoubtedly come and finish them off.

Gambit, deep under sea, had ascended as someone greater than the himself that had fought Shiki a short while ago. However, no matter how great Gambit was, he had one problem. He was not there to save his men. Miles upon miles of air space separated him from his men, and time was of the essence.
 

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Under the sea, the two princes shared identities and for the first time in decades, the prince who rises up from the North Blue rekindled his past, linked it into the present, and define his future as the Pirate Prince. "You heard it right Prince Namor of many tags, I am Prince Landayan Morrow of the Hiraya Kingdom."

"That kingdom.", he said, wondering.

"What do you mean?", Gambit asked.

"My Lord!", a servant entered the room. "The ship is ready."

"Thank you!", turning to Gambit, "We talk during our journey. Use that time to set up your arsenals. We'll travel at beyond full speed."

Namor has a vast knowledge of sea currents that will greatly aid his helmsman skills. As a result, the travel speed will be reduced significantly. Given his island is directly just below Merveille, they will leverage the timing of the Knock Up Stream.

Gambit and Namor will arrive in 2 posts

Back in the Lab, Manaka finally recollected herself, realizing her resolve. Memories of her and Gambit playing on their younger days, sharing dreams to explore the world and find the eternal cure to all illnesses made her re-establish her purpose in life. As a scientist, specializing in almost everything, killing innocent lives should be stricken through. "I can always punish Landayan after all this. But for now, I won't allow Shiki and his men to penalize the townsfolk and that bastard's crew."

Now holding on to the same device she used to disable all communication devices during the first round of battle, she merely pressed the button to call it off before heading on to where Billy is. Now that the communication has been disabled, there would be no chance for Shiki to learn of the situation. Unless of course, a dirty scientist made his way. "Billyyyy! Let's ride!"

Down to the village, a few smoke bombs and/or tear gases managed to explode although not reaching the center of the village. Gambit's crew would take the battle outside the peaceful neighborhood. Seeing how the smoke and gases spread and lacking the resources to cover themselves, the entire crew present in that drama only had two options, leap into the air but it would only last for seconds, or sprint further away from the scene. "Hold your breath! Fast forward away from the smoke!", T-Bag said, who was also running. As his crew ran forward, the snipers started firing their M47s towards any presence of enemies they spotted. Meanwhile, the rope users fashioned a bright idea to cast their ropes, tying up their comrades' noses and mouths just enough to conceal them from the poison. "Nice going, boys!", T-Bag commended.

Now that all his comrades are away, T-Bag would deal a very strong attack that would a massive blow against the enemy. Swinging his chained flail widely and as fast as the lightning, his very weapon caught fire in transition. And as the rest of the gang ducked on the ground, he cast it towards a random mafioso, tying the end of the weapon on its body before swinging it all over again only to hit whatever foes it would reach.

"Grab Rotational Pull..."

Grab Rotational Pull: T-Bag launches his chain to grab an opponent and then pull him sideward before swinging him in a large circle, hitting anyone within its attack radius.
- DPR: A, requires 61 Mastery, 61 Strength

Back under the sea, "I thought, we are riding a ship?", Gambit asked Namor.

"Haha.!", he chuckled. "This is a ship. And I will propel you and this tiny coated boat upstream so you could go there as fast as you can!"

"Sounds great! Thank you, Namor"

"Will you finish your weapons then?"

"In no time!"
 
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One of the remaining allied mafia bosses was about to reach Shiki when suddenly, the signal was cut. His eyes widened in shock when he realized that he could not get in contact with the head honcho. Moments after that realization, T-Bag's weapon, along with a man being swung around by it, came slamming into the mafia boss. In a powerful swing, T-Bag took down the remaining allied mafia bosses, sending them all flying with his attack. A decisive victory for Gambit's crew, the smoke and tear gas were eventually dealt with by incoming winds. The village was safe, as was their hiding place, and the truth of their survival.

Back in his castle, sitting in a chair that was situated at the prime spot in the hall, Shiki was looking at his Den Den Mushi in a confused manner. He was just about to pick it up when it suddenly lost signal.

Strange...

Shiki said, stashing the Den Den Mushi away. For now, he had not suspected of anything yet, though the strange behavior of the Den Den Mushi definitely gave him an uneasy feeling.

Elsewhere, in his lab specifically, Indigo was tinkering with his inventions when he took notice of the screen that was broadcasting the area of the village where Gambit's crew had encountered the allied mafia bosses. Indigo saw the smoke and the gas, before the feed suddenly cut off. Finding this occurrence strange, Indigo picked up a Den Den Mushi, but the snail was not working.

What's going on...

Indigo said, stashing the Den Den Mushi away and leaving the lab in haste. With communications not working, Indigo started making his way toward Shiki's castle, intending to talk to him directly. Making fast progress, Indigo did his best to not be interrupted on the way, and to reach the golden lion as quickly as possible.
 

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The villagers were safe, KG has been kept in the hideout, and Duncan, Manu, Tony, Bosh, Dwight, and Rose have accomplished their missions. T-Bag, Reynolds, Aramis, and the rest of the crew managed to defeat the mafia forces and prevent Shiki from learning of their whereabouts. Manaka, with her sudden change of heart, realized that she's not a murderer but a woman of medicine. Her old oath to find the cure for all the diseases has reinstated and her hatred towards Gambit, only time would tell if it would ever be rescinded. For now, she's taking the path where her life is in danger.

In the depths of the sea, the tiny boat Namor and Gambit were at was fast approaching against the pressure of the water. Thanks to the ship coating provided by the mermen and a devil fruit user like Gambit wouldn't be worn out.

"I am done with my scythe. It's not as magical as my old one for it requires a huge amount of time to smith. I need some more materials in order for it to retract at my own will. But this will do, it's as deadly as before but I've made a twist that would make Shiki's ass rolling. Truly, sea stone weapons are quite handy."

"I am glad to have helped you. We are nearing the surface. Once we're there, I am parting ways with you. It's all to you now. I do believe that you have something in you that will make you a victor this time around."

"You bet Prince Namor."

"We're here."

"Thank you and so long Lord of Atlantis!"
 
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Gambit's crew had successfully dealt with the allied mafia bosses, and even managed to protect KG. At the same time, they managed to make sure that information of their survival would not reach the golden lion. With things looking up, good times were ahead for Gambit's crew as far as they knew. Gambit was also on his way back to Merveille, though that fact his crew did not know. As for Shiki, sitting in his palace with an uneasy feeling due to the Den Den Mushi, he rested. His trusted scientist, Indigo, was hurrying to Shiki, aiming to talk to him. And so, banging on the gate that led to Shiki's room.

Shiki-sama! Something strange just happened!

Indigo said as he came rushing into Shiki's lair. The golden lion sat in his throne-esque chair, his gaze sharpening.

What's wrong, Indigo?

Shiki questioned. Indigo finally ran all the way up to the bottom of the small staircase that led up to Shiki. Panting from exhaustion, Indigo took a few deep breaths to regain his composure, before speaking once more.

I saw a strange thing happen on one of the security cameras. In one of the villages on Merveille, smoke and gas appeared. Lots of it, enough to shroud the whole village.

Indigo explained, and Shiki's eyebrow furrowed. Glaring, Shiki asked a question.

When did this occur, Indigo?

Shiki questioned, and Indigo thought about it for a moment.

I think it was about 20 minutes ago...

Indigo said, and Shiki grit his teeth. That time coincided with that strange Den Den Mushi call. Clenching his fist, Shiki roared.

Something is up Indigo! Take Scarlet and go check that place out. If you don't return within 2 hours, I am going myself.

Shiki said, and Indigo nodded. Recomposing himself quickly, Indigo left the room. He took out a Den Den Mushi and gave Scarlet a call. The two would meet up on the way, before heading together to the village where Gambit's men were staying. Time was ticking.
 

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-Outside the village-
T-Bag and the rest of his comrades claimed their victories against the mafia scums and now, it's time to face Shiki to take their revenge for what they've done to both KG and Gambit. The 10 weapon specialists who were carrying their arsenals would meet the other troops on their to the jungle before heading to the main island where the lion's den was in.

These weapon specialists are packed with one-way mechanical wings crafted by Gambit himself. With this utility, they would be able to fly the other fighters without thinking of a plan to revert. They only had one purpose, to seek justice. And that's all that mattered.

"Hand over the artifacts, men!", Aramis ordered her 9 weapon specialists! "We can only carry one person at a time. And just so you know, even if we made it there, returning back will still be our problem."

T-Bag responded, "Let's not worry about returning back. Let's get it done first."

"Who's coming?", Aramis asked T-Bag. "You're in command now."

T-Bag would call the names of the crew members who would join the battle. One by one, when their names are called, they would nod in acceptance.

"Kobe, Shaq, Fisher. Lebron, Pierce, Wade. Reynolds, Kyle, Brandon. This may be the last time I will assemble this line-up. Give it all you got!"

Everyone who's called: "Aye!"

T-Bag continued, "Balde brothers. Dirk, Kidd, Nash, Ray, Joe, Amare, Vassili, and Master Guns Beckett. I will entrust you to this place. You will rendezvous with the rest of the crew in our ship if after some time we didn't come back."

And with that, T-Bag and the 9 chosen people would fly with the 10 Weapon Specialists, namely Aramis, Aragorn, Alejandro, Agamemnon, & Arthur Achilles, Hector, Paris, Maximus, and Leonidas.

Twenty Wolves rose up to the finals. With the Big Ticket's spirit igniting them up and Gambit's legacy keeping the ember burning.

-Inside the Facility-
Manaka was riding with Billy and headed to where Indigo was going. She had been waiting for him to go outside Shiki's room. Whatever the doctor was planning, the maiden of Gambit's past would intervene. Whether it's related to the cure of all diseases that she's been researching for or obtain a blueprint of animal modification, only she would know.

"Master Indigo!", Manaka shouted at the top of her lungs.

"This is as far as you can go."

A Battle between two scientists? Who shall prevail? And what demonic weapons these scientists could muster?

-Beneath Merveille-
The two princes part ways without any hopes if they'd ever meet again. The prince of Atlantis looked at the trail of the other prince as he soared into the sky with his reborn identity - prince of Hiraya, prince of the pirates, and a man destined to surpass the reign of the old kings.

"Shiki. Here I come! This time, there's no holding back. For I, I am the Pirate Prince, The Gambit."

A self-proclaimed title only fitting to succeed the old. A glory to lead a diverse group of pirates. And a throne he welcomed back to his life. With these newfound convictions, he is ready to unleash the fangs of the silver wolves.

Statistics:
93x5=465

Strength: 63+18+5=86 [+15=101]
Speed: 75+18=93
93x2=186
- Movement: 100 [+20=120]
- Reaction: 86+3=89 [+20=109] [+12 when COO is activated]
Vitality: 73+18=91
91x2=182
- Stamina: 82 [+20=102]
- Durability: 100 [+20=120]
Haki: 54+27=81
81x2=162
- Armament: 62
- Precognition: 100 [+20 = 120]
- Supreme: Knocks Levels <=34. Giddies Level 35-43.
Martial Arts: 50x2=100
- Goddamn Death Scythe: 100
Mind: 50x2=100
- Royal Science: 100
- Beast Mastery: 0
Devil Fruit: 100
Please go to my bio for more details of the NPC.
 
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The great story that told the potential demise of Shiki the legendary pirate, and the potential rise of a new superstar, the self-proclaimed Prince of Pirates, Gambit, would converge on this day, on the main island of Merveille. Three fronts were happening at the same time.

On one front, the scientists, Manaka and Indigo, ran into one another. Indigo's goal was clear - to investigate what was happening in the village on the security camera. Manaka's goal - unclear. The young maiden was growing up physically and mentally, and it was anyone's guess what this teenage girl was about to do.

On another front, Gambit's crew, or rather, the 20 that were selected to join the final battle, were flying toward the main island of Merveille. With Gambit's fire and KG's spirit burning inside them, this group that was 20 strong, was raging to defeat Shiki, and proclaim glory for the name of the Silver Hair Pirates.

On yet another front, Gambit himself, reborn and reinvigorated, was flying up to the main island of Merveille, just about thrown up there by his new ally, Prince of Atlantis, Namor. With the combined efforts of two princes, Gambit was rejoining the great battle.

Shiki, unknowing of all that was approaching him, sat in his castle of a den, awaiting Indigo's report anxiously.



Indigo, who had been making fast way toward the strange village where he had spotted the strange occurrences, was cut off by Manaka. Both Scarlet and Indigo came to a stop, looking at Manaka.

What is the meaning of this, girl? I don't have time right now!

Indigo said, clearly annoyed by Manaka's interference.

P.S. I'll let you get the ball rolling with Gambit and the crew, and I'll just focus on Indigo and Manaka this update, since you left the rest of them sort of in transition last post.
 

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T-Bag and 19 others have finally arrived on the main island and at the front of the door. Their location is not too far from where Manaka and the other scientist were at the moment.

"Shikiiiiiii!", Kobe yelled.

"Calm your tits dawg!", T-Bag said. "We were supposed to make a stealth attack but now we're exposed."

"I'm sorry..."

"It's OK Kob. Shikiiiiiiii!!!",
T-Bag shouted even louder.

Everyone: "xD"

"OK Boys!!! We have awakened the lion."
, T-Bag pointed his index finger to the castle where Shiki is at. "Snipers, rain them bullets!"

The Snipers would quickly respond. Ammunitions from the heavy caliber weapons were fired all at once at the Japanese-style castle. The sound of it was enough to rival their screaming hearts to avenge their comrades. And as soon as Shiki heard those sounds coming from the metal barrels of their rifles, all of them would either face death or victor.

Manaka vs Indigo
The lady scientist finally encountered his master and soon-to-be a former mentor. Indigo wouldn't want any interference at this moment because he was ordered by the master to check the village, something Manaka would not allow to happen for she has shared passion with the tribe not so long ago when she first arrived on this island and tried to flee. She would reason.

"I would not allow you to come over that village. I am done with all your brainwashing and now it's time to settle this cause."

Manaka gave Indigo an iron-piercing stare that would eventually result in a showdown of chemical romance.

"I thank you for all the lessons you gave me all these years. But my resolve is absolute, I am a scientist. And I am not mad!"

Gambit has landed

Gambit was fast-moving and has arrived on the island but he's still a few minutes away from the castle. From where he's standing, he would hear the gunshots and it signaled him where he should head at. T-Bag!

Quickly, and without any hesitation. Gambit would transform into a beast his crew has never seen before. An identity he no longer resent. In fact, it's his resolve that gave him that will to accept his past, his present, and be the future for everyone.

With this form, his physical attributes reached another level. Far more superior than what he is now. And in the same form, a manifestation of all his sufferings emerged in a glance. His despair now relinquished into his crimson eyes with drops of blood to cherish those memories and used it as a mere weapon of destruction.

With his enhanced abilities, he flew into the castle and hovered over his crew, wondering as they all looked him up. But they should worry not, for "I am Lord Landayan Morrow, my people call me The Pirate Prince, The Gambit. Step back my comrades, for this battle, I shall end now."

 
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The three fronts converged at once, and the great battle was about to begin. Shiki, sitting on his throne in his castle, heard a volley of gunshots from the outside. His eyes opened wide in surprise, his fists clenched and he grit his teeth in anger. His intuition was right - something was up. And now, it was too late to nip it in the bud. Whatever enemy there was, they came knocking on his door. Now, there was no other choice but to take the enemy head on, and instill fear into their bodies that they would never forget. Fear that came with challenging a legendary pirate - the Golden Lion Shiki.

He stood from his chair and took a few steps, his katanas-for-legs clinging against the hard floor with every step he took. Then, he started to float. He floated out of his throne room and out of his castle. He elevated to the air above his castle, and from that aerial view, he saw his enemies. Twenty of them in one location. And another one, alone, off to the side. Shiki's eyes squinted as he gazed at Gambit. He did not recognize the man, due to his Zoan transformation.

You... who are you?

Shiki inquired, before looking more closely at the other enemies - the other 20. Some of them he recognized from his earlier encounter with the crew.

You lot are still here? Your Captain is dead. I sent him to the bottom of the ocean! Jihahahaha!

Shiki announced boastfully.

Elsewhere, Manaka and Indigo faced off. Manaka announced proudly that she would not let Indigo continue on his way, and that she was done with Shiki and him. Indigo was confused for a moment, but then started to laugh outloud.

Kukuku, a little girl, acting all grown up. You're done with us?

Indigo said, motioning with his hands. A number of green flame-like orbs similar to will-o-wisps appeared above Indigo, glowing brightly. Traces of black Busou-shoku no Haki outlined the small will-o-wisps.

That's cute... CHEMICAL JUGGLING!



Swinging his hands forward, he sent the small will-o-wisps flying at Manaka. Once in range, the will-o-wisps would erupt, attempting to engulf Manaka in a powerful green explosion.

81-100: 5. Large Building Level + B:+2 + COA: +2 = 9. Mountain Level
 

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The Vampirate Prince
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Commanders of the Silver Vampirates
T-Bag's group successfully awaken the lion resting in his den. In just a matter of few minutes, he went outside to check the situation. Before his eyes, he would greet twenty capable pirates, diverse and tactical. The snipers present in the location immediately readied their formation, scoping the Gold Lion himself with their powerful rifles.

Meanwhile, the weapon specialists unsheathed their weapons, bulky and sturdy, albeit it seemed that they were as light as an umbrella. These weapons specialists including Aramis have yet to unravel the mysteries behind their helms. Weapons clanking. They took the front line.

On the left side, Kobe, Shaq, and Fisher. Taking the right plank were Lebron, Pierce, Wade. Cracking their necks and angry fists left and right. They were ready to die at this moment.

At the foremost line were T-Bag and Reynolds. Two commanders of the fleet of the soon-to-be Silver Vampirates, Demons of the Ocean.

"Snipers, you stay here and only take a clear shot. Knights, Brawlers, Reynolds, Aramis. Let's go.", T-Bag commanded.

However, before they kicked off, a bat-like human emerged so swiftly above them. As the figure hovered over, it looked at them and spoke, naming himself as their Captain. Certainly, none of the people there knew about this transformation of his aside from T-Bag who has seen it before.

"??!", was everyone's reaction aside from his oldest companion.

T-Bag would calmly utter, "Pretty..."

"OK lads! Looks like we have another business to settle. Should you find any opponents from behind that door, don't hesitate. Shoot to kill."


Vampirates Prince vs King of the Jungle
Gambit turned into Shiki, "Not so long ago, you sent me diving into the depths of the sea."

Then unleashed his newly crafted scythe. It is designed to be sharper and neutralize Shiki's devil fruit power. Thanks to the sea prism stones that Namor lent him, he is a more dangerous opponent from now on. And with the newly found advancement of his own specialty, Observation Haki, Shiki would have a hard time doing what he did before. And at last, his newly found conviction to settle it all. He would remember how dirty and feisty he was in terms of battle before being coined "Gambit".

The scythe was in his right hand and held tight. Now in his left pocket, he drew 5 cards. With this set of cards, he quickly arranged them into a fan in his palm, a typical card arrangement when you play Chinese Poker, before magnifying its explosive specs using his own will.

Staring at Shiki, Gambit rapidly released the cards from his left hand, firing at Shiki. And regardless of what the legendary pirate would do next, the Vampirate Prince would chase him down using all the arsenals he prepared for this saga.

"High Cards!!!"

Arsenals:
1. Explosive Cards: 34 pts
  • 13x DPR: D, 1m diameter, 12 pts
  • 4x 2 slots - DPR: C, 2m diameter 8 pts (Aces)
  • 2x 4 slots - DPR: B, 6m diameter 8 pts (Joker)
  • 1x 6 slots - DPR: A, 10m diameter 6 pts (Gambit Card)
I go for 5x DPR D on this instance.
Royal Blacksmith Mastery: 81-100: 5. Large Building Level + D:+0 + COA: +2 = 120: 7. Town Level

Manaka vs Indigo: A Battle of Science
At last, the moment Manaka has been waiting for transpired in her books. But her former master should not be underestimated. Albeit, Manaka possesses great knowledge in all of science, in terms of weaponizing medicines, Indigo is still the first and the greatest to ever do it.

As the master talked, he quickly invoked a circular formation of medicines balls around him, swinging it forwards to her. Manaka knew what these were made of, but it was enough for Billy, the electric bird to react. Even if Billy fired his electric charge, it would not do anything.

Alas, the chemical wisps reached their exploding range. Billy and Manaka would be viewed to have been covered by the smoke. But if Indigo was using his sixth sense, he would know what just occurred inside the concealment.

"Billy! No!"

Poor giant bird managed to tilt his body so that the chemicals would be absorbed by him alone, throwing her off his back a few meters away from the explosion.

Billy
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Level 40
40 x 4 = 160
Strength: 60
Speed: 60
60x2=120
-Reaction: 60
-Movement: 60
Vitality:40
40x2=80
-Durability:40
-Stamina:40

21-40: 2. Small Building Level vs 9. Mountain Level = Quite effective

Whether or not Billy was still alive, Manaka was fueled with rage. And with this spirit, she charged at the mad scientist, raising her left hand across him, only to fire dozens of nails coming from the mechanical glove that she has. If she had 61 nails stored in this weapon, she would launch all of them out of anger.

Mechanical Gloves which produce nails. The number of nails they can use in combat is = to mastery. DPR C each nail.
61-80: 4. Small Building Level + DPR: C +1 = 81-100: 5. Large Building Level

While charging, she also drew a gun. Whatever Indigo was planning, Manaka would certainly dig bullets all over his body.
 
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The vampiric-looking creature addressed T-Bag and the rest of the men, revealing that they were his crew, and he their Captain. Most of the crew was shocked, while Shiki himself narrowed his eyes ever so subtly, wondering whether his ears were playing tricks on him. But, it was soon confirmed, when the vampiric-looking creature faced Shiki, and said that Shiki had recently sent him plummeting to the depths of the sea. The man in front of him was, without a doubt, Gambit.

So that's it? You survived falling into the sea? That's impressive for a newcomer.

Shiki said, before continuing.

Then again, only for a newcomer. A real pirate like me can control the sea.

Shiki said, referring to his ability to control things. Sea water would be no different. Regardless, Gambit had survived, and he now stood in front of the legendary pirate, facing him again. Wasting no time, Gambit held his scythe, while taking out a number of poker cards from his pocket. Imbuing them with black Busou-shoku no Haki, Gambit threw them at Shiki.

Shiki snapped his fingers, and small chunks of rock were suddenly ripped from the castle and used to clash with the cards. Invisible Busou-shoku no Haki clad the rocks. The impact would cause the cards to explode prematurely, creating an explosion inbetween the two men. Shiki would snap his fingers again, and this time, many more small rocks were ripped out of the castle. Using the obscurity to hide his own attack, Shiki unleashed the barrage of small rocks, imbued with invisible Busou-shoku no haki, aiming to riddle with holes everyone on the other side of the dustcloud indiscriminately.

DPR (for both attacks): 120: 7. Town Level + C:+1 + COA: +1 = 9. Mountain Level

Elsewhere, where Indigo and Manaka were facing off, things were heating up rapidly. Indigo's attack hit Billy, who bravely took the hit for Manaka in an attempt to create an opening. Enraged by the sacrifice of Billy - who was alive but out for the count - Manaka dashed toward Indigo, using her mechanical glove to fire a number of sharp projectiles. Seeing the attack, Indigo conjured up more of those will-o-wisps and them rammed them into the ground inbetween himself and the incoming sharp projectiles. The shockwave from the attack hitting the ground deflected Manaka's projectiles, while at the same time creating a thick smokescreen/obscurity between the two. Capitalizing on this, Indigo, a smart man, decided to use his cunning to set a trap. While Manaka could not see him - just as he could not see her - Indigo conjured more of his will-o-wisps and then threw them high up into the air. When the obscurity cleared, Manaka would see Indigo standing still, as if waiting for her to attack.

Little did Manaka know, those will-o-wisps that Indigo had thrown into the air, would remain as a threat. A delayed out of sight attack, ready to fall down on Manaka and engulf her in an explosion when she least expects it.

DPR: 81-100: 5. Large Building Level + B:+2 + COA: +2 = 9. Mountain Level
 
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