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Arwintar (アーウィンタール) is the imperial capital city of the Baharuth Empire.


Arwintar is situated slightly west from the center of the Empire. Although the population might be less than that of the capital of Re-Estize, Arwintar is much grander. Due to many years of reform by the Emperor himself, the Empire is currently experiencing the largest influx of development ever recorded in history. New things are constantly being introduced and brought out to society, giving rise to the opportunity for merchants to explore many new markets. A constant influx of goods and talents are seen in the Empire’s capital. For the citizens living in the capital, it is truly a time of hope and opportunity.[2][3]


The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc[]

Main article: The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Arwintar was the staging point for the gathering of the four parties of workers that took a commission from a disgraced noble, Count Femel, to investigate a newly discovered ruin in the Re-Estize Kingdom.[4]

Days passed since the workers left the capital and disaster struck in the form of two dark elves riding upon a dragon. They proceeded to wreak havoc right outside the Imperial Palace, resulting in the deaths of a company of royal knights and one of the Four Imperial Knights. Declaring themselves emissaries from the Great Tomb of Nazarick, the location where the workers were dispatched, they demanded the emperor to make amends for Count Femel's invasion.[5]

The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc[]

Main article: The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

As Aura and Mare held the imperial capital under coercion with their powers, the two dark elves were invited into the Imperial Palace. Jircniv was cordial and respectful to the two formidable beings. He attempted to probe for information on Nazarick with little results, gaining only faint impressions and misconceptions on its social hierarchy. In the end, he acquiesced to meet with Ainz Ooal Gown after he made preparations.[6] 

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc[]

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Jircniv and two of his loyal Imperial Knights journeyed to the Grand Arena for a secret meeting with the High Priest of the Empire and emissaries from the Slane Theocracy. However, prior to their meeting, Ainz Ooal Gown entered the capital illegally to arrange a bout with the Martial Lord.[7]


Since Arwintar is the imperial capital of the Baharuth Empire, the roads are made of bricks and stones. No other nation has ever attempted such a grand endeavor in constructing that kind of city due to the sheer scale and cost in funding this project. An impressive feat of civil engineering; Arwintar’s existence is a testament of the might and wealth of the Empire.    

The architecture and layout of the city is quite advanced, compared to modern standards. The roads of the city are segregated into separate lanes to allow for ease of traffic. Raised sidewalks and fences bordering the streets have been erected to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Public lighting is maintained and powered by magic during the night. To ensure public order, the streets are regularly patrolled by platoons of knights. If one split the safety of the Capital into four levels. For example, in the third section, people were rarely attacked when they walked around, but the knight patrol was superficial at best, and so it was not completely safe.[8]   


Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace: This palace lies at the center of the city. It is the home of Jircniv Rune Farlord El-Nix, the Bloody Emperor and the current monarch of the empire. The area around the Imperial Palace is surrounded by numerous universities, magic academies, and governmental institutions, displaying its importance as the literary heart of the empire. It is also guarded by the Imperial Knights, elite bodyguards of the Emperor.

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Grand Arena: This area is one of the iconic features of the Imperial Capital. It serves as a gathering for grand events and social outings, such as the Grand Combat Tournament and gladiatorial fights.  

Arwintar Central Market

Central Market: This market is the main hub of commerce, where business transactions and deals are brokered in the capital. It is divided into four sections each with its own specialty and market. For example, magic items in the center area of the Northern Market are sold so adventurers or workers would go there frequently to resupply and bargain magic items.

Temple of the Four Great Gods: It is the temple dedicated to the Four Great Gods. This is where the priests of the capital congregate and allow the use of healing magic to cure the wounded and sick for a small fee. Due to its importance, the temple is guarded by a company of knights that routinely patrol its territory.

Singing Apple Pavilion

Singing Apple Pavilion: The shop was said to have started with the gathering of bards who built their instruments using the wood of apple trees, but now it is a bar and an inn. From outside, the shop seems a bit outdated, yet the interior is surprisingly tidy and in good condition. The quality of the shop is actually quite high, but not overly expensive. In fact, the majority of the Workers regard this shop as the best inn without a doubt. It is because the shop is much more discreet and places where guests can discuss things in private are ideal locations that meet the clients' needs.

Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic: A magical research institute that has been funded by the past and current emperors. It produces various magical equipment and is considered to be the symbol of the Empire’s might. It is guarded by various military orders in the Imperial Army and also skilled magic casters trained by Fluder Paradyne.

Imperial Art Museum: A gallery in the imperial capital. In the Web Novel, Archduke Ainz Ooal Gown was offered a tour during his stay in Arwintar.[9]

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Osk's Mansion: The home of Osk, a merchant and promoter of the Grand Arena. It contains a spacious courtyard that contains a parking area that can accommodate several coaches. According to Ainz, not even the mansions in E-Rantel can compare to it.

Known Characters[]


  • Apparently, household magic items are cheaper to buy in the Empire than in the Kingdom.
  • The Baharuth Empire's architecture can be very closely related to the architecture of the Byzantine Empire; as shown by the close resemblance of the royal palace to the Hagia Sophia of Constantinople.
  • Many of the mansions in the high-class residential districts are empty because many nobles were stripped of their nobility by the Emperor and can no longer afford to pay the costs of living.[10]
  • The capital is regularly patrolled by magic casters and sky cavalry, making any attempt to sneak into the city through magic difficult.[11]
  • Foreign diplomats often sigh with jealousy at the paved streets and affluence of the Empire.
  • As a rule, one of the Four Imperial Knights must remain to protect the capital at all times.[12]


  1. Overlord First Half Chapter 60: Settings
  2. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 1: Invitation to Death
  3. Overlord First Half Chapter 53: Invaders Part 1
  4. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 2: Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web
  5. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 4: A Handful of Hope
  6. Overlord Volume 09 Prologue
  7. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 3: The Baharuth Empire
  8. Overlord Second Half Chapter 24: The Academy Part 4
  9. Overlord Second Half Chapter 11: The Days Part 4
  10. Overlord First Half Chapter 53: Invaders Part 1
  11. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 3: Confusion and Understanding
  12. Overlord Volume 09 Chapter 1: A War of Words


Re-Estize Kingdom
Re-EstizeRo-Lente CastleMagician's GuildRe-BlumrushurRe-RobelE-NaeurlRe-UrovalE-Pespel
Baharuth Empire
ArwintarGrand ArenaImperial CastrumMinistry of Magic
Slane Theocracy
Roble Holy Kingdom
HoburnsKalinshaLoytsPrartRimunDeboneGreat WallHoly Kingdom Liberation Army Base
Sorcerer Kingdom
Great Tomb of NazarickLog CabinE-RantelKatze PlainsCarne VillageMonument of RuinGreat Forest of TobAbelion HillsGreat LakeUnderground Tomb
Elf Country
Crescent LakeGreat Forest of EvashaThree TreesAjuDark Elf Village
Dwarf Kingdom
Feo JeraFeo RaidhoFeo BerkanaFeo TeiwazLand of Molten MagmaMaze of DeathGreat RiftFeo Jera's GarrisonRoyal Palace of Feo Berkana
Other Locations
EryuentiuAzerlisia MountainsSea CitySasasharu RuinsSilent CityBown SwampRhynd SeaSewage Treatment PlantVadis Free CityQuarryMysterious IslandTide PoolCastle of Krunui