Located 10,000 meters above the sea is this gargantuan structure of islands that by all known laws of aviation, should be able to exist. Yet here it is, the sky island known as Skypiea. 400 years ago parts of the island of Jaya was shot up in the sky by a massive knock up stream, where it stayed forever thereafter. Jaya's inhabitants, the Shandians were chased out by the Skypieans and now live on the outskirts of Skypiea, fighting to get back even to this day. However, only a few years ago a new threat arrived in the form of Enel and his army of Birkans. Now, Skypieans live in fear of their new God, while Shandias still fight on to return to their homeland.