Argland Council State (アーグランド評議国) is a demi-human nation located northwest of the Re-Estize Kingdom and surrounded by mountains.
The Argland Council State is a state formed by demi-humans two hundred years ago during the era of the Evil Deities. Currently, they live together harmoniously side by side.
While so, the reigning leaders are the Five Dragon Councillors who lawfully set the policies for the nation. The Five Dragon Councillors are said to be very powerful.
The Dark Warrior Arc
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The Lizard Man Heroes Arc
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The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc
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As Ainz Ooal Gown took control over Eight Fingers, he noted that there was very little information available regarding the Argland Council State except mainly the Re-Estize Kingdom and the Baharuth Empire.
Meanwhile, Workers discussed amongst each other about the strongest individuals they know of so far and one of them stated that it would be the Dragon Lords leading the Argland Council State. When comparing the strength of human warriors, the Workers decided to exclude the swordsmen from the Argland Council State on their list, because they are mostly composed of demi-humans.
After Aura and Mare greeted the Baharuth Empire with their dragons aggressively out of nowhere, someone almost mistakenly thought that there was an arrangement done with some dragon from the Argland Council State.
The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc
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When Ainz tried to convince Pluton Ainzach of humans needing to coexist alongside other races, he makes a comparison of that idea to the Argland Council State with its diversity of races living peacefully together.
During a conference held in the Slane Theocracy, it can be said that the reason why their nation has not decided to conquer the Re-Estize Kingdom was that they would then become neighbors with the Argland Council State. Because of their nation's philosophy, the Cardinals fear the possibility of having their nation bordered next to it may lead to a dangerous movement within the people to destroy the Argland Council State.
In fact, the Cardinals considered Argland Council State as a very strong nation since it is being led by the Dragon Lords, but particularly Platinum Dragon Lord who they feared the most.
The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc
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After the Sorcerer Kingdom declared war on the Kingdom following the attack on one of their transports, King Ramposa III suggested forging an alliance with another country, and asked Crown Prince Zanac how things were progressing with the Council State. Unfortunately, his son informed him that, although talks started right after the Massacre at Katze Plains, they had still not formed an agreeable alliance. Since the current circumstances would only increase the chance of rejection, the Kingdom's leadership gave up on forging alliances.
On a brief overview, the management and operation of the nation are administered by a parliamentary system. The parliament is composed of representatives elected from each demi-human race. Holding the ultimate authority are the Five Dragon Councillors who are the permanent lawmakers.
As of yet, there is no concrete knowledge or evidence of the Argland Council State's military background. However, it was noted that this nation is one of the few places where Wild Magic may still be practiced. From the perspective of the Slane Theocracy's Cardinals, they were said to be very powerful, with the Platinum Dragon Lord being among their councilors.
In the Web Novel, the country seems to enlist Dragon Knights in their ranks. As well as the adventurers are mostly comprised of demi-humans. For instance, Panasolei Gruze Day Rettenmaier stated that there were goblins and ogres who reside in their nation.
Slane Theocracy's doctrine promotes the discrimination and eradication of all demi-humans and non-humans. The formation and existence of a nation of demi-humans is seen as a grave threat to the supremacy of humanity. The Slane Theocracy's military has been known to wipe out entire villages of demi-humans in zealous fervor to their doctrine. In the Web Novel, Argland Council State's relationship with the Slane Theocracy is bad, and they both hate each other.
According to Jircniv Rune Farlord El Nix, the Baharuth Empire maintains political dialogue with the Council through its ministry of foreign affairs.
Before the founding of the Sorcerer Kingdom, future Sorcerer King Ainz Ooal Gown grew interested in the Council State and investigated to investigate it. However, he was ultimately unable to spare a reconnaissance force, as Nazarick was under-staffed due to the numerous missions already in play.
After the Sorcerer Kingdom's appearance, the Council State began to make plans to form an Anti-Sorcerer Kingdom Alliance with the Re-Estize Kingdom. While it was developing at a snail’s pace, progress was smooth, and the Kingdom gained the support of one Dragon Lord. However, the Kingdom still needed more time to convince the representatives of the other races. Plus, even if the alliance with the Kingdom falls through, the prospect of an alliance would not be completely ruled out.
Five Dragon Councillors
- The Argland Council State was one of Platinum Dragon Lord experiments, and has created many strongholds over the years, and experimented with building various communities.