The Sandora River is the largest river in the Arabasta Kingdom. It cuts right down the middle from north to south, which makes travel difficult around the country.
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The Sandora River once fed Arabasta, but as time went on, it continued to weaken and allowed some of its water to be replaced by saltwater. This made it impossible for communities like Erumalu’s to use the river for food production or crop irrigation, leaving them dependent on rain ever since.
Following Vivi’s plan to meet the rebels at Yuba, the Straw Hat Pirates restocked at Nanohana and then sailed up the Sandora River to dock at Erumalu. After the crew had anchored at Erumalu, a group of Kung-Fu Dugongs approached them. Luffy was able to defeat some of them, and as a result of their own traditions, they became his apprentices.
The Straw Hats were attacked by a Sandora Catfish as they attempted to cross the river from Arabasta’s west to its east at a later stage in the journey (which was defeated by the Kung-Fu Dugongs Luffy befriended at Erumula).
After Baroque Works was defeated, a now-allied Mr. 2 discovered the Going Merry at Erumalu’s riverside and carried it upstream, close to Alubarna so that the Straw Hats could board it securely and away from Captain Hina’s soldiers, who were manning the river’s entrance.
Arabasta is divided down the middle by the Sandora river, which makes traveling around the nation very challenging.
The river, which was once a key supply of freshwater for the kingdom, progressively lost force over the years which allowed the sea to overtake a significant chunk of it. The river has canals that allows its water to be transferred to surrounding cities, although it was noted that they needed restoration at the end of the Arabasta Arc.
Marine species like Kung-Fu Dugongs can be found dwelling in the river as a result of the river’s current high salt levels. The water of the river is also home to the man-eating Sandora Catfish.
Like Arabasta, this river most likely is based on the Nile, which sustains the majority of Egypt’s population and cities.
Sandora River cuts right down the middle from north to south in the Arabasta Kingdom.
According to Oda, the Sandora River is about 50 kilometers long.