The New World is the name given to the second half of the Grand Line. It is located between West and North Blue, as well as Fish-Man Island and the other side of Reverse Mountain. Gol D. Roger and his crew are the only known individuals to have fully explored it. After the two-year time skip, the major setting of the second half of One Piece is in the New World.
|Anime Debut||Episode 574: To the New World! Eyes on the Strongest Sea!|
The second half of the Grand Line is known as New World. It extends from Mary Geoise (Marijoa) to the opposite side of Reverse Mountain. It comes with its own set of unique and life-threatening calamities along with a whole new world of adventures. It is said that the first half of the Grand Line, which is brutal in its own accord, is paradise in comparison to what the New World has to offer.
While the first half of the Grand Line has highly turbulent and unpredictable weather, the New World is much more chaotic, breaking the laws of nature, like lightning rain on Raijin Island. Islands in the New World endure fluctuations in their magnetic waves, necessitating the use of a unique New World Log Pose to avoid getting lost. Abnormalities on an island might frequently be the cause of an unstable magnetic field.
The Log Pose needle pointing toward that island will fluctuate due to the unstable magnetic waves; the more erratically the needle moves, the more unstable the magnetism is. Although there are no absolutes, the general rule is that if a needle moves erratically, something is probably hazardous on the island it is pointing to.
The New World is the residence of four strong pirates, known as the Four Emperors. It is said that for a pirate to survive in the New World, they only have two options: either affiliate themselves with one of the Emperors, or challenge them (which often leads to their utter annihilation). As pirate emperors reside here, many locations are divided into territories, ruled by an emperor and their pirate crew.
The Four Emperors do not, however, control every island in the New World. Some islands are protected by the Marines; others may have their own strong military force like the Wano Country did before it was conquered by the pirate emperor, Kaido. A few may be remote or necessitate special means of transportation, like Zou (an island of minks residing on the back of a giant ancient elephant) while some islands may be governed by mighty or influential people, like the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
A. The Red Line is a massive ring-shaped landmass that circles the entire One Piece planet and acts as a wall, dividing the globe. Combined with the Grand Line, it divides the sea into four quadrants, namely East Blue, North Blue, West Blue and South Blue.
A. The Grand Line is an ocean current that roughly circles the entire planet's equator. The Calm Belt separates it from the Blues on both the north and south ends.