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Tamarisk is a port town located in Arabasta.

This is where Nefertari Vivi reaffirmed her bond with the Straw Hat Pirates as they left the country.[2]

Geography

Tamarisk is a coastal port town set in hills. Like the rest of Arabasta, Tamarisk has an arid desert climate, but it has some grass and dead trees in it. The buildings are all rectangular with small windows, and many have tall towers attached to them.[1]

It is located to the very east of Alubarna.

History

Arabasta Arc

Smoker and Hina docked in Tamarisk to reunite with Tashigi and arrest Crocodile. Tashigi apologized to Smoker for not only refusing to apprehend the Straw Hat Pirates, but also helping them defeat Crocodile. Smoker told her to become stronger, which she replied in affirmation through her tears. Walking down from his ship's deck, he ordered his other subordinates to get on board. Answering a call from Marine Headquarters, Smoker contested their decision to grant him and Tashigi awards for capturing Crocodile, explaining that the Straw Hat Pirates had worked hard to save the country. Hina tried to convince him to accept the awards and promotion, but he forcefully told off the Marine on the other line before hanging up.[1]

A short time later, the Straw Hat Pirates stopped in the sea off the coast of Tamarisk, waiting for Vivi's decision on whether or not she would travel with them. The Marines led by Hina started to approach and corner them, so the crew set sail. However, Luffy was confident that Vivi would come.

Vivi and Karoo bid the Straw Hat Pirates farewell at Tamarisk.

Vivi and Karoo eventually did, but only to say goodbye. She yelled that she could not leave as she loved her country and had to lead her people. She asked if they would still call her a crewmate if they eversaw each other again, but before Luffy could respond "yes," Nami grabbed his mouth to prevent the Marines from learning their affiliation. Instead, they left and brandished their "X" marks on their wrists, providing their answer to Vivi's question.[2] Vivi and Karoo then watched their friends sail away.[3]

Trivia

  • The tamarisk is a plant genus that grows in drier, arid climates. The tamarix ramossima, also known as the salt cedar, is an invasive species that consumes large amounts of groundwater in the American Southwest.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 212 (p. 14-19) and Episode 127, Tashigi and Smoker reunite after Crocodile's defeat at Tamarisk.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 23 Chapter 216 (p. 10-13, 15-19), Vivi and the Straw Hat Pirates communicate their everlasting bond on the coast of Tamarisk.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 24 Chapter 217 (p. 9-12), Vivi and Karoo leave Tamarisk to return to Alubarna.

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