After hearing rumors about Blackbeard being on the island, Ace traveled there as part of his search for vengeance. However, the rumors were proven misleading and lead him to DoctorKurotsuru. After Ace dine-and-dashed and attacked the innocent doctor, the citizens threw him into the river.
Sometime later, Ace was rescued by Moda, a milk maiden, who in return for helping him asked him to deliver a letter to the nearby Marine BaseG-2. After returning the favor, Moda was reunited with her parents Kyuji and Koda who worked at the base, and Ace left to continue his search.
During the Timeskip
At some point during the timeskip, the kingdom was forced to offer gold to the World Nobles, which caused much of the kingdom (or at least its port city) to fall into poverty.
Meanwhile, back at the kingdom, Pinkbeard attacked a port city in the name of the YonkoBlackbeard. Despite the town's people begging to be left alone and saying the town was poor, the Pinkbeard Pirates continued their search for the Celestial Dragons’ gold. The Revolutionary Army executives then arrived and rallied the citizens to fight. After the pirates were defeated, Belo Betty told the citizens to claim Pinkbeard's bounty and gave them a way to contact the revolutionaries in case they need help before leaving with her team.