Shiki the Golden Lion, had caught news that his occasional rival Gol D. Roger possessed knowledge of an ancient weapon. Gathering his fleet, he met Roger in the seas of the New World and offered him a position as his right hand man stating with his military strength and Roger's weapon they could rule the world.
Roger stated that he doesn't want to conquer anything as without freedom there would be no point in calling himself a pirate and promptly denied the offer. Shiki asked Roger if he wanted to be killed to which Roger stated he was going to take them all down. With that Roger fired his ship's cannon at one of the Golden Lion Pirates ship beginning the battle. The Roger Pirates despite having just one ship put an excellent fight against their enemies who seemed overwhelmed. In the midst of their battle, a sudden hurricane hit the area, destroying half of Shiki's fleet, and giving Shiki the disadvantage in the fight. This is also where Shiki got part of the steering wheel stuck in his hard head forcing his crew to retreat; despite this, the Pirate King earned Shiki's respect.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 and Episode 0, Edd War and the battle that occurred there are revealed.