Senku hopes to find the Sagara oil field, located in Shizuoka. With Chrome, Ukyo and Kohaku on the job it should be a quick find, however they quickly discover that the land has changed enormously over 3,700 years due to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
In the mean time, Ryusui demands ownership of the oil field as compensation for getting everyone across the world safely in their ship. In order for the Kingdom of Science to have oil, they must buy it from Ryusui with their new currency: Dragos. Small trade is done to get the dragos circulating.
Minami worries that the money will get out of hand, but Senku reassures her that he's got a plan to exploit the system for all it's worth. Without the oil to back up the value of the money, the dragos are worthless. With this, Senku acquires a willing labor force to harvest hemp for the hot air balloon they need to find the oil field.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Dragos are created.
- The landscape has changed greatly in the thousands of years.
- Senku plans to make a hot air balloon.
- In the middle of page 14, Senku's expression and outfit is a reference to Yukio Tonegawa from Kaiji.