This comfort seemed not only from his body but also his soul. Not only did his soul get stronger but also his body even his whole body was more concise and strong.
As every strengthen will add ten point to his strength.
If he relaxed every day and didn’t make so much effort he wouldn’t get stronger and the energy bar increase. So after a month of practice his soul and will was tempered, nourished and improved.
The soul is improving every time Roja improve. He didn’t imagine that the soul system is so strange.
Or is it something else ?
he temporarily threw this idea aside as long as he knew the sword of the soul and how he can he improve it that’s enough.
here in front of the huge fortress a large number of warships were docked. The view was like they were preparing for war.
Many Maine soldier were busy carrying a variety of items. Ready for the upcoming departure.
This day is the day of the mission.
And now the elite camp members were boarding the ships as they will be going for the mission.
In addition to those from the elite camp the other Marine officers and soldier are dealing with navigation and other necessity as they will not participate in this mission.
Roja this time didn’t board the warship late like last time but he arrived early and was on board already.
“This world is very big while i come here for so long and this will be the first time i will go to an actual island.”
(Tl : Probably because the island of the test was man-made. )
Watching the vast sea While clenching his fist as he murmured ” What a scenery. I wonder when will i be able to look at this world from above.”
“Oh that tone didn’t have any confidence.”
Roja saw a beautiful blue haired girl that went beside him and as she heard his murmur she smile and said.
“I can see that you want to look At this world from above like an admiral ?”
Roja turned his head and glanced at her recognizing her immediately.
The user of the Mado Mado no MI, Z’s disciple and a member of the elite camp. When Z was attacked she was one of the survivors.
Now Z wasn’t attacked and incident didn’t occur So probably she didn’t eat the devil fruit yet.
Roja smiled casually.
Ain was surprised. Unlike before he had so much self confidence which let her feel that Roja had a hard to figure out character.
In fact The real goal of Roja isn’t just overlooking the sea But he will not say it as goals are something to do not to say.
Thinking about Roja’s sword strike and the flames that were produced which stunned all onlookers. Defeating Very Good with single strike. Ain eyes couldn’t help but flash while her face looked at him strangely.
Ain was curious about Roja and wanted to satisfy her curiosity But Suddenly Z boarded the warship.
All those boarded on the warship saluted Z.
Z looked at the Marine navigator and asked.
“How is the preparation ?”
“Still need to carry to barrel of water and will be good to go.”
After nodding his head Z glanced at the vetrans of the elite camp and then his eyes fell on Roja, Drake and the others.
“As new comers had joined the elite camp, this mission will be less difficult than before. The goal is to travel to the south blue and destroy a pirates that built a stronghold there.”
“That pirate goup has entered The red line but i don’t know why did they come back and started controlling everything there. The captain’s reward is 63 million berry.”
hearing the simple introduction of Z Smoker and the other veterans looked calm but Hina and the other new comers were surprised.
A reward of 63 million berry.
Such a guy who returned From the red line which will let him become a small celebrity. They didn’t expect that the first combat will be such a character. But from Z words this wasn’t that hard of a mission.
The Marine elite and those ordinary one are completely different.
Z looked positively at the recruits.
For those who entered the elite camp this is their first confrontation with a pirate’s group. So Z was very concerned about the performance of the new recruit. Especially Roja.
Roja’s first assessment and second assessment were very eye catching but after all that was just training and in tye face of blood, A real fight is completely different.
Those that experienced Blood baptism before joining the Marine are a few of a few.
Many recruits will get used to blood after the seventh or eighth battle and at first their hand will be shaking and they won’t be able to fight normally.
Using 70% of his strength is good but using 100% very few will be able to do that.
“This is a real battle. There can be death at any time. The first battle will hold the most casualties among new comers. Although i will interfere when there is a life threat but i don’t want to encounter such situation. Understand ?” Z said.
Almost all new comers, listening to the words of Z, their faces exposed how tense they were before responding.
The tension they were feeling is very different compared to the veterans. Roja’s eye didn’t have a slight bit of tension all you could see is in fact …. desire!!
The soul sword inside of him was excited that a fight about to start and Roja didn’t resist such a feeling.Chapter 43 : Departure Z introduced the mission briefly while The warships left the dock.”Do not fear, The more you show fear the more your performance will be bad.”
“Do not worry, the veterans will protect the newcomers.”
“It’s really scary to fight against the pirates.”
After Z left The elite camp veterans Looked at Roja and the other and said one after the other.
Some talking seriously, some joking and some half joking.
“Isn’t it just fighting pirates ?”
There are some who couldn’t help but laugh. Still their eyes contain tension that they couldn’t conceal. It seems simple but They will be fighting pirates for real this time after all.
Very Good who was forced to throw in the towel against looking at the new comers said jokingly “You people followed teacher Z training for a month. Have some courage. You probably have the strength for the job …”
Talking to here Very Good saw Roja within the crowd and his face turned black.
Roja’s identity as Garp’s nephew wasn’t a secret and it spread in the elite camp.
But most of the elite recruit’s including Very Good didn’t think much about it as Many of them are relatives of some Marine elder. But the identity of Garp was somewhat special.
Very Good complained to himself about how he lost to Roja. Even if Roja could use flame if he escaped and counter attacked he would’ve been fine even if he lost, it wouldn’t be a one hit defeat for him.
At least he can challenge him again.
Roja wasn’t a devil fruit user so his flame are limited (Tl: LOOL!) Probably could only use it one at a time. Him losing with just one strike made him a laughing stock.
This month Very Good tried to find Roja to challenge him again. He wanted to wash the shame But unfortunately for him Roja didn’t appear for the entire month and now the mission is about to start So he can no longer challenge Roja until the mission is over.
If Roja didn’t do good in the Assessment or made Z save him. Very Good will feel pain as he was defeated with one strike from Roja.
So when he looked at Roja he was gloomy.
In his view Roja’s ability had strong attack but it’s not a Devil fruit ability and probably he has no experience in sword fight.
Roja didn’t care about Very Good’s gloomy eyes. This time he need to consider how to use this mission to get stronger.
Especially how to train His Haki. Roja found some problems so he directly looked for Z in the cabin.
in Half of the route To the south blue there won’t be any pirates as all the pirate around here are at shabondy Island.
Very few pirates are willing to fight in this sea as this is too close the Marineford. So anyone trying to fight will be courting death.
On top of the warship.
in a very wide Room two people stood there.
“You mastered Soru and can even use Moon walk in a month’s time ?”
Z looked at Roja in shock.
Just now he checked the result of Roja’s practice. He didn’t believe at first as he looked at Roja to determine if that brat was drunk. but Roja really was skilled in Soru and could even use the Moon walk.
Z did tell Roja to practice Soru and moon walk before but he thought that Roja would finish in three month or maybe four and to his surprise Roja took a month to master it.
This made Z extremely shocked.
Soru will make it’s user able to multiply his speed as it’s a pure movement technique. To learn this technique one didn’t need talent but all he needed is the effort.
A month time and he already learned Soru completely and could use Moon walk.
That only means that the last month Roja experienced a desperate practice from hell only with that would he be able to master Soru in a month.
Prior to this Z didn’t understand the way Roja practice and didn’t bother to ask Garp.
But this time Z understood. Roja could get stronger so fast wasn’t just due to his talent but Roja’s effort surpassed everyone else’s effort.
Even the most powerful people from the Marine , The admirals who were Z’s disciple didn’t get to where they are now just relying on their talent. For example Kisaru although he rely too much on his fruit but his effort to get there is inseparable.
No matter how good the talent is without hard work and effort there wouldn’t be any effect and if effort was added to talent the result would be amazing.
It now appears that Roja’s growth rate isn’t simply due to his talent.
Proposing to practice Soru and Moon walk to Roja was like a test from Z.
Roja was strong enough to practice Haki before but still he just reached the standard to practice it. which in Z’s view was very weak.
With stronger power The Haki will be stronger that’s why Z made Roja practice Soru.
Z made Roja practice Soru and moon walk so he can get stronger physic and make the Haki practice more appropriate.
Ad if Roja didn’t listen to him and wanted to put the cart before the horse and waste three or four months. Z would have reprimanded Roja mercilessly Because that would make Roja’s practice twist and go astray.
But did not expect Roja not only would listen to what he said but also master it completely which he didn’t expect at all.