Duval and the Tobiuo Riders arrive at Sanji’s house. While the kidnapping is only a side topic in the conversation, Duval tells them about his failure at womanizing, which infuriates Sanji. The Riders then set off in search of Camie, along with the crew that had remained on the ship.
At Sabaody Park, Chopper is hugely worried about what’s wrong with Camie, while Brook reassures him. There’s nothing to be done anyway, he says, except wait for the Tobiuo Riders. Chopper lets this argument stand and the two relax, causing the arriving Usopp to freak out. Chopper and Brook are collected and the race against time begins.
In the meantime, Luffy goes with Hatchan and Pappag to check out the human traffickers. He doesn’t find anything at Grove 22 either. Thus, Luffy decides to shout Camie’s name at the top of his voice to find her. Meanwhile, Pappag blames himself, saying that this is all his fault. Luffy reassures him by saying that Camie would have looked cheerful. Pappag, however, seems heartbroken.
At Grove 30, Nami and Robin are shopping. Robin tells of the oppression of the fish people some two hundred years ago. At that time, they were only classified as “fish” and not perceived as humans. Although fish people are stronger than humans, they could not stop the oppression because they were greatly outnumbered. On the archipelago, however, this belief still seems to hold, which is why Hatchan and Camie conceal their true identities. Franky flies by with the Tobiuo Riders and informs the two Straw Hat Ladies of Camie’s abduction.
Meanwhile, Hatchan and Pappag have also told Luffy about the discrimination against the fish people. Luffy swears that he will save Camie because all three are his friends. The Tobiuo Riders also collect these three.
On Grove 1, Peterman delivers Camie to the human traders. A few World Nobles also arrive at the auction house. Likewise, the Kid pirate gang is on hand. The Kid seems interested in the auctions and, if the bidding is suitable, would like to bid as well. Trafalgar Law – also present with his crew – greets Kid with a nice middle finger.
Backstage Camie is shown to Mister Disko, the presenter in the auction hall. He is excited about the rarity and hopes for a good price. She sticks her tongue out at him, which he returns with a slap, calling her fish scum. Before he can maltreat her further, he is reminded that she is a precious commodity. Camie cries and screams that Hatchan will save her. Disko then loses consciousness out of the blue. The employees worry about him and call a doctor.
In the cell in front of which Disko collapsed, a captured giant addresses his fellow prisoner that he should not behave so innocently. He says that the burst of his aura, which was aimed right at Disko, is attributable to him. The giant wants to know who this guy is. The answer is terse: he’s just an old man who can’t stand to see a pretty girl. It’s the current ship’s clerk, Silvers Rayleigh, who used to be Gol D. Roger’s vice!
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