Plot & Timeline Spoiler: 400 years ago, there was a man, referred to as the first Pirate King, that shook the world to its core but his name and his stories slowly faded. Nothing is known from before this blank period, referred to most scholars as the Void Century. Any and all information during these 100 years were completely gone, as if it was erased from history - as though time had stopped and nothing had happened. The World Government, an organization that was made through an alliance of 20 great kingdoms, came to fruition and took control of the world and how it was run. However, even through all the silence, there was one specific name that managed to echo among the pirates. It was the legendary treasure One Piece. ____________ Almost 100 years ago, the world was shaken to its core once again when the second Pirate King, Monkey D. Luffy, decided to wage war against the entire world, which later came to be known as Bloody War. He was furious and outraged at the World Government. He had decided to take the Strawhat Pirates and go against the most formidable foes he would have ever had to face - the Shichibukai and the Admirals, along with the rest of the Marine forces. This fight was shown to the world using den den mushi in order for those curious to know how the world was going to turn out. The fighting between the Strawhat Pirates and the Marines ravaged on for about a week before any real victor could be decided. The Marines had the upper hand due to the sheer number in force size while the Strawhat Pirates were starting to get exhausted due to the constant fighting. Slowly, the Marines decided to extend their power onto Monkey D. Luffy. He had come to the realization that it was still not the time for the world to right its wrongdoings, and that Monkey D. Luffy and his crewmates were not the ones to turn history around. With little time left, Monkey D. Luffy yelled at his crewmates to fall back immediately, and that this was to be taken as captain’s orders. He had to stay back and halt the Marines from advancing, while his friends escaped. This marked the day that the Pirate King was captured. Since the war was being broadcasted, the Fleet Admiral, Sakazuki, decided that it was of utmost importance to hold Justice then and there. He had decided to execute the Pirate King. Monkey D. Luffy didn’t care for much, but he smiled and accepted his fate. But knowing that it was not yet the time, he yelled these words out loud with every ounce of energy remaining in his body - “ONE PIECE IS REEAAALLLLL!!! GO AND FIND MY GREATEST TREASURE AT THAT PLACE…..RAFTELL!!!” The Fleet Admiral quickly thrusted his magma infused arm right into the chest of Monkey D. Luffy, killing him as he laid on the ground with his arms pinned down. A big smile was crowned upon his face and willingly or not, he had started the Golden Age of Pirates. ___________ 100 years after the death of the second Pirate King, the world had once again in the dark about what had happened. Any and all information about Monkey D. Luffy was erased from history and the citizens of the world were kept in the dark. The former members of the Strawhat Pirates and anyone related to them had been hunted down and executed for the sake of Justice, due to the direct order of Fleet Admiral Sakazuki right after the Bloody War. However, the world was about to change once again. Brook, a member of the former Strawhat Pirates, decided to come out of hiding to shake the world to its core. Most of the higher ranking officials within the World Government couldn’t believe their eyes as they had witnessed something insane. He had made his way to the holy land of Mariejois with the head of the former Fleet Admiral Sakazuki who had issued the death of his captain, Monkey D. Luffy. He had broadcasted the entire thing to the world, which had news outlets from everywhere buzzing and writing about it. Brook was furious at the World Government and the Marines. He looked right into the den den mushi and began yelling. “LADIES AND GENTLEMEEN! I HAVE COME TO TELL YOU OF MY CAPTAIN, MONKEY D. LUFFY! HE WAS THE PIRATE KING WHO CONQUERED THESE SEAS WITH ALL MY PRECIOUS NAKAMA WHO THESE BASTARDS KILLED!!” “ONE PIECE IS REAAAL! IT’S THE LEGENDARY TREASURE OF MY CAPTAIN AND IT’S WAITING TO BE FOUND BY YOU ALL!!” The broadcast was quickly shut down by the Gorosei who made their way to see the intruder. Brook was furious and attacked the Gorosei with all his might, but was swiftly cut by a Gorosei wielding a sword. But he was too late. Brook had started the New Age of Pirates.