Template:Island box Skypiea (スカイピア Sukaipia?) is an island located in the sky above the Grand Line. The people are unique in that they have small wings on their backs, similar to the stereotypical angel, though no use has been revealed for them. The daily life of sky people revolves around the use of Dials, which normally are not available in the Blue Sea. As opposed to the beli of the rest of the world, it uses extols as currency. The people of Skypiea have a religious reverence for soil, because it can yield plant life much better than island cloud can, and also other materials that come from the Blue Sea. Most of the people from the Blue Sea believe that Skypiea is merely a myth.
The inhabitants of this haven 10,000 meters above the ground are a kind, trusting folk naturally, although through the years the war with Shandians, the thievery of blue-sea dwellers & the harsh rule of Gods has jaded them, leaving them with a bitter taste towards outsiders in general. This isolationism is in stark contrast to Fishman Island, 10,000 meters below the waves, who, while sharing the traits of kindness, had become largely swamped with outsiders.
From an ancient drawing in the city in the Moon we know that ancestors of the three sky peoples - Skypieans, Shandians, and Bilkans - had lived on the Moon together long time ago but once had headed to the Earth. Their further history mostly remains a mystery. We know, however, that some time in past Skypieans settled in the region which is now called Skypiea. According to Gan Fall, Skypiea was around long before Jaya got thrown up into the sky. At those times treasures from the Blue Sea would be knocked up into the sky, and the Skypieans would collect the spoils.
Emergence of Upper Yard and 400 Years War
Four hundred years ago half of Jaya, subsequently called Upper Yard, was knocked up into the sky. By that time it had been homeland to Shandians for many centuries. Upper Yard presented an amount of earth never seen by Skypieans before, and that is why they wanted it so badly that they fought off the Shandians to claim it. Calgara, the Shandian leader, fought bravely to defend his home, yet he was killed in battle. The Skypieans successfully drove off the Shandians and claimed the Upper Yard. For 400 years, Skypieans and Shandians were at each others throats. 6 years ago, Gan Fall wanted to return the Upper Yard to the Shandians to end the 400 Years War, but his negotiations failed to take place due to Enel taking over.
22–26 years ago, the Roger Pirates visited Skypiea and met Gan Fall.
Under Enel's rule
Six years ago powerful "God" Enel came to Skypiea with his men, after destroying his homeland Birka. He overthrew Gan Fall and became the despotic ruler of Skypiea himself. He settled in Upper Yard with his warriors and servants, but for Skypieans and all other people this island became a forbidden land on death penalty.
After Enel took over, all the citizens of Skypiea lived in constant fear of him. His highly developed mantra and ability to sense electric fields allowed him to hear conversations and thus made him aware of almost everything happening in Skypiea. If anyone dared to speak out against Enel, or challenge his list of commandments, he would shoot a giant column of lightning down from the sky to effectively eliminate the dissenter. Enel made foreigners out to be criminals by imputing a crime for almost any of their action (even snoring). Until they arrived for the Judgment, the inhabitants of Skypiea were responsible for guiding them there. Anyone would become criminal himself, upon helping a criminal. This gave birth to the citizens' sense of crime. Skypieans became feeble and weak.
Soon after the arrival of the Straw Hat Pirates, great events happen in Skypiea. Straw Hats fight against Enel and his subordinates. Shandians were also involved in this fight. Enel tries to destroy the whole Skypiea, and destroys the Angel Island, but in the end he is defeated. Those events reconcile Shandians and Skypieans, and thus the 400 Years War ends.
Skypieans and Shandians now live together in peace in Upper Yard. The Shandians have managed to win back their home while they help the Skypieans rebuild their own home. The bottom layer is 7000 metres above the ocean, the upper layer is 10,000 metres above the ocean.
Areas in Skypiea
Skypiea is composed of numerous areas. Below the areas are listed in the order they would normally be encountered.
Heaven's Gate is located in the White Sea but serves as an entrance to Skypiea, which lies on the White Sea.
Angel Island (エンジェル島 Enjeru Tō?) is the original part of Skypiea. The island is formed of the Island Clouds. It houses all Skypieans and is home to the famous Lovely Street. There exists a dock as well as houses, shops and the White Berets. It was destroyed by Enel.
Lovely Street (ラブリー通り Raburī Dōri?) is a rather well-known and well-traveled part of Angel Island. It is the main marketplace. The road has many shops, and is a sort of Skypiean main street. Shops of all kinds line the road of Lovely Street, including many Dial and food shops. There, Conis confronted the citizens of Angel Island, and gave her announcement regarding Enel's plan.
Gan Fall's Home
This is where the Knight of the Sky lives, which is out of the range of Enel's mantra. He grows his own vegetables in his yard, in front of his home. Behind his house is a big tree.
This is the other half of Jaya, blasted up by Knock Up Stream 400 years ago. It is much larger than Angel Island. As a great amount of Vearth it is of high value for the sky inhabitants, being called "holy land". It had become residence for rulers of Skypiea, including Enel. The trees and Animals on Upper Yard have grown to huge sizes, due to the decrease in the atmosphere. Enel's Priests ran their Ordeals here. A giant beanstalk, called Giant Jack, towers up in the center of the island, piercing through the ruins of ancient city Shandora and the God's Shrine. The Shandorian Golden Belfry resides on a cloud nearby. The Sacrificial Altar is also located in Upper Yard.
This is a hidden village where the Shandian Tribe have lived after being expelled from Upper Yard. Its location was unknown to Enel. People live here in houses resembling Native American tipi. Totem poles and a statue of Calgara can be seen in the village.
Rubber Band Land
Rubber Band Land is a new amusement park that has opened up on Skypiea during the two years the Straw Hats were away. Its mascot and reason for existing is a crudely carved statue of Usopp, who first introduced rubber bands to the Skypiean people upon his visit there.
The Pumpkin Cafe (パンプキンカフェ Panpukin Kafe?) is a new restaurant that opened in Skypiea during the two year timeskip. Laki and Conis are working here together. The bowls and cups are in the shape of pumpkins. The restaurant is famous for its pumpkin noodles.
Skypiea is inhabited by 3 races who can be distinguished by the shape of their wings. Birkans' wings face downward while Skypiens' and Shandians' wings face upward. The wings of Shandians tend to have more and longer feathers than the Skypiens'.
Dials are the basis of technology of all peoples living in Skypiea. They are used both for daily needs and warfare.
See Animals of Skypiea.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 26 Chapter 239 and Episode 154, first appearance of Skypiea.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 26 Chapter 239 and Episode 154, first appearance of Angel Island.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 26 Chapter 239 and Episode 154, first appearance of Angel Beach.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime - Chapter 244 and Episode 158, first appearance of Lovely Street.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 27 Chapter 249 and Episode 163, first appearance of Shandian Village.