After coming out of the restaurant, the three got separated.
Sabo was going to spy on Bell’s castle, detect the garrison inside, observe the terrain, and formulate the best escaping route.
Rhodes and Koala went to the arena to observe it secretly.
And the way there, Rhodes heard sky-shattering noises coming from the arena. The numerous voice indicated that it was full of people, and the shouts were endless.
This is an extremely big Colosseum, surrounded by auditoriums, and there were figures sitting on it, from Fishmen, long-handed, Giants, and other races.
After going inside, Rhodes saw that some well-dressed nobles were screaming their lungs out, and some noble ladies had green eyes, staring at the wolf-like burly man on the stage.
“Bell will take out devil fruits every once in a while and use them to hold competitions to attract more people.”
“Usually, this place is used for gambling. The fighters come to the stage to win prizes, and the spectators bet and gamble, forming an industry that makes money every day.”
There was an undisguised look of disgust in Koala’s eyes.
The kinds of battles that were taking place there were about life and death. The scenes were often extremely bloody, and the losers often were cut into two parts or smashed to the ground. Sometimes slaves are used to playing around. The kind-hearted Koala was naturally disgusted by this behavior.
Rhodes’ expression was indifferent, there was nothing to say really.
Soon the game started.
They were two tall and strong men. Both of them fought extremely fiercely, and the hot battle instantly stimulated the audience.
The entire arena went into a state of madness.
Another fighter came on stage and lost again, and the game gradually reached a climax.
Many people even took off their outer clothes and shouted even harder; After each match, the winners were naturally elated and shouted excitedly, while the losers scolded, and cursed, especially those who forfeited.
Between the battles, there were hot girls with good bodies and scantily clad dancing on stage, and the whole scene always maintained a frenetic atmosphere.
Seeing this scene, Rhodes shook his head.
Most of the people who participated in these battles were the weakest in the new world, and they didn’t even learn how to use Haki.
“Of course, they are now.”
Koala said: “After two days when the real competition starts, there will still be some experts.”
“Sometimes some pirate captains who have just come to the new world will come to the stage to fight in person.”
“Devil Fruits are clearly priced, but most of the time, they are priceless.”
Rhode nodded lightly.
The reason these pirate captains would join such a game is that after coming to the new world, the gap will be like the distance between heaven and earth, and eating a Devil Fruit is the quickest way to gain more power.
Even the ability to gamble on Devil Fruits is tempting.
“However gaining more strength is a more tempting existence than money and status.”
“Only with strength can you have money and status. After that, you can get everything you want and realize your dreams.” Rhodes said to himself.
Rhode was lucky.
The existence of the Book of Knowledge changed his fate and gave him the opportunity to step onto the peak and overlook the world.
And Rhodes firmly seized this opportunity, which means that this world will also change.
It was getting dark, Rhodes and the two left the arena and found a hotel to check-in.
Soon, Sabo joined them, the three discussed the plan and then went to sleep separately.
Of course, Rhodes still uses lightning to forge his body instead of sleep, and he will never slack off in this regard.
The time has come to the spring of the year 1521, and it is getting closer and closer to that turbulent era. Which naturally means that there is less and less time left for Rhode to become stronger.
In the next two days, the three gathered more information and waited for the start of the competition.
Rhodes was taking things a bit slowly. The hotel wasn’t suitable for high-intensity exercises, so he wanders around the town, and whenever he encountered a weapons store, he went in to see if he has Zoro’s luck.
However, this was obviously something that can be encountered but not sought after. In other words, it is very difficult for a famous sword to have no owner in this fiercely competitive world. After a few days, Rhodes had nothing to gain.
Finally, the last day came.
This afternoon, when he entered the arena, he obviously felt that the atmosphere was completely different from the previous days.
The audience sat there extremely focused yet also excited.
On the one hand, the status of this group of spectators was higher than usual, either richer, or more powerful. On the other hand, it is also because there are fierce bodyguards standing near the arena, all armed with guns and swords, with cold stares in their eyes. They clearly looked well-trained.
“Come on, come on.”
Noticing the people sitting on the VIP stage there was a commotion in the crowd.
“Isn’t that guy from the Beast Pirates!”
“Hey, Mr.Bell, the Island Lord is here too.”
“Oh, the captain of the Silver Sword Pirates is here. I heard that he is looking for a Devil Fruit. I’m afraid he will participate in person.”
Every big man appeared on the stage and caused a lot of discussions, some showed envy, some hated, and some sighed.
These people on stage, are all famous in this sea area, and some people are quite famous in the whole new world.
“Hey, who is that woman, so beautiful!”
Some people in the audience were secretly suspicious, and many men with insufficient concentration had really red eyes, and they were fascinated by their emotions.
“You don’t even know Stussy, the Queen of the Pleasure District. Dude, you know nothing about the New World!” Someone mocked.
“Queen of the Pleasure District?”
The person who spoke before was stunned for a moment, and then suddenly thought of something, and his face turned pale, and quickly shut up.
Koala also looked solemn, and said in a low voice, “It turns out that Stussy was visiting, no wonder Bell came directly to the scene.”
“I just didn’t expect that even someone from the Beast Pirates would come. It seems that Stussy’s status in the underworld is higher than expected.”
Rhodes nodded slightly, Stussy could sit at the main table at the tea party of Big Mom, and she was obviously at the level of an old monster. Even that guy from the Beast Pirates had to give face.
“That’s fine. All attention is drawn to them, and Sabo’s actions will be much smoother.”
Koala breathed a sigh of relief, “But it’s better for us to make some noises here, we’re not at risk of being exposed anyway.”
Rhodes nodded and looked around. He was looking for Gion. On such a big occasion, it stands to reason that Gion might also appear.
Of course, she can’t appear as a Vice Captain, but as one of the people in the crowd. After all, this is the site of the Beast Pirates. If her identity was exposed, I am afraid that something big will happen.
The Yonko Kaido is a real lunatic and madman. If the marines dare to provoke him, he won’t hesitate to attack a marines base or even their headquarters.
At this moment, a cold female voice suddenly came from behind.
“Little devil, are you looking for me?”