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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.

Background

The Argland Council State is a state formed by demi-humans two hundred years go during the era of the Evil Deities. Currently, they live together harmoniously side by side.

In the Web Novel, the demi-humans that are part of this country comprised of marine races like the Sea Lizardmen and Mermen.[1]

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.

On the other hand, this nation focuses on teaching unknown spells born from the wisdom of the Dragons to their magic casters.

Chronology

The Dark Warrior Arc

Main article: The Dark Warrior Arc

The Argland Council State was briefly mentioned by the Swords of Darkness as they listed the various prominent figures in the New World.[2]

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

Main article: The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

While reviewing a map of the New World with Albedo, Ainz commented that Nazarick would have to be careful with approaching the Argland Council State.[3]

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Main article: The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

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.[7]

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 because 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 lead by the Dragon Lords, but particularly Platinum Dragon Lord who they feared the most.[8]

Culture

Religion

Politics

On a brief overview, management and operation of the nation is 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.

Military Strength

As of yet, there is no concrete knowledge or evidence of the Argland Council State's background. However, it was noted that this nation is one of the few places, where Wild Magic may still be practiced. In the cardinals' perspective from the Slane Theocracy, they were said to be very powerful as Platinum Dragon Lord was among one of those 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.[9] For instance, Panasolei Gruze Day Rettenmaier stated that there were goblins and ogres who resides in their nation.[10]

Foreign Relations

Slane Theocracy

The 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.

Baharuth Empire

According to Jircniv Rune Farlord El Nix, the Baharuth Empire maintains a political dialogue with the Council through its ministry of foreign affairs.

Known Characters

Trivia

  • Ainz Ooal Gown was originally interested in investigating this nation, however, he was unable to spare a reconnaissance force, as Nazarick was under-staffed due to the numerous missions already in play.

References

  1. Overlord First Half Chapter 60: Settings
  2. Overlord Volume 02 Chapter 2: Journey
  3. Overlord Volume 04 Prologue
  4. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 1: Invitation to Death
  5. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 2: Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web
  6. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 4: A Handful of Hope
  7. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 1: The Sorcerer Kingdom of Ainz Ooal Gown
  8. Overlord Volume 10 Intermission
  9. Overlord First Half Chapter 54: Invaders Part 2
  10. Overlord First Half Chapter 84: Gaiden Do Your Best Enri-san! Part 5
  11. https://twitter.com/maruyama_kugane/status/1087707839559172096