Some time before the Pirates Expo, Cidre is invited to attend, lured by Douglas Bullet's arrival. At the same time, his guild is in the process of attacking the Thousand Sunny. After escaping an attack from the guild, the Straw Hat Piratescola supply runs low, and they sail to a nearby island for repairs and supply. While there, Luffy has a run in with the guild again and after being blown away, he meets Boa Hancock at the island's bath house. Despite being a Shichibukai, the guild decides to take out Hancock as well, and pin the blame on Luffy. The two then head toward the factory used for the guild's base and face off against Cidre.