"A high-tech city; the sky's the limit."
The Piffle World (ピッフルワールド,)! is an outrageous, noisy city that is actually a technological, industrious and advanced civilization. Many of the inhabitants in this city use cars, love shopping, and even participate in something called the "dragonfly" races. This fast-paced city where everything is interconnected makes traveling easy and fun.
At the group's arrival, they found the ad for the "Dragonfly Race". A "dragonfly" is a lightweight flying machine that has been developed as racers specifically for this annual event. Each user could customize the dragonfly according to his/her preferred specifications. They are hybrid machines: powered mostly by electricity but also relying a lot on the wind pressure. It is up to the users to tinker with their machines and make it the best racer in the pack.
The race that year was especially unique because of the prize up for grabs -- an "eternal battery," an energy source that could permanently power a dragonfly! It turns out to be one of Sakura's feathers.
Syaoran and the others participated in the race and counted the support of the organizer of the event and President of the most powerful company in the country (Piffle Princess), Tomoyo Daidōji, since she became the number one fan of Princess Sakura (This has a very strong resemblance with her homonym in Cardcaptor Sakura).
Since the whole group registers in the race, they had to compete with their own "dragonflies". Kurogane's is called "Kurotan", Syaoran's is "Mokona" (because of its wings that resemble its ears), Fai's is "Tsubame" and Sakura's and Mokona's is "Wing Egg".
At last, after some mishaps, they all qualify for the finals. But there has been evidence of sabotage in the race, so it's guessed that it's one of the 12 finalists. This causes Syaoran and his group to be suspected by Shougo, Akira, Suoh and the Piffle Company until their innocence is proven. Besides Tomoyo tells them Princess Tomoyo of Japan has told them they would retrieve the feather in dreams, and to aid them as much as possible, even if she couldn't be impartial in the race.
In the finals, everyone falls into traps bit by bit. Only Sakura is left as the last chance, she risks and finally ends up winning the race. But in the trophy ceremony, the culprit shows up. Kyle Rondart tries to retrieve the feather, but he is stopped by Mokona. Before leaving he reveals that he was the same Kyle from Jade.
After another razzle-dazzle, Tomoyo reveals she planned some of the irregularities in the race in order to find those after the feather's power (Kyle Rondart), she was warned by Princess Tomoyo.
Kurogane asked her about his Princess, and told Tomoyo to tell her he was coming home. After this, the group leaves Piffle.
Later on in the Nihon Arc, Tomoyo Daidoji sends Fuuma a mechanical arm for Kurogane after he had cut it himself to save Fai in Celes.
- Piffle is one of CLAMP's homegrown brands. It is essentially a company that is associated with cute stuff, be it toys (Angelic Layer), persocoms (Chobits) or clothes (xxxHolic, Card Captor Sakura, Legal Drug). In this world, Tomoyo is the head of the Piffle Princess Company that is involved with researching the feather that they're offering as a prize in the Dragonfly race.
|Worlds in Tsubasa:Reservoir Chronicle|
|Story arcs by order||Clow Country ● Celes Country ● Nihon Country ● Yuuko's Shop ● Hanshin Republic ● Koryo Country ● Fog Country ● Jade Country ● Outo Country ● Edonis Country ● Idol Country ● Shara Country ● Shura Country ● Piffle World ● Lecourt ● Tokyo ● Infinity ● Dream World|