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Baziwood is a very tall, middle-aged man with a largely muscular build, fair skin and blue eyes. He has long blonde hair tied to a ponytail, with matching short chin beard and lack of eyebrows.
Baziwood is described to have an excessively informal personality. He was taught and corrected, but the status of his common birth was occasionally evident in his speech. Even to his liege, he remains blunt and honest, forgoing formalities. He’s also a womanizer with a penchant for prostitutes, for he marries an untold number of them and still maintain very good relationships with.
A commoner born in a back alley, Baziwood understood that he would die in that alley if he did not obtain the power to survive. For that very reason, he strive to become a knight, hunting down monsters, almost died on several occasions. He eventually distinguished himself to earn Jircniv's attention and inducted into the Four Imperial Knights after left “vacated” by Gazef Stronoff. Through hard work he also became a noble with the rank of count. He eventually took several prostitutes as wives and several more as lovers, five of which live under the same roof.
The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc
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When Mare and Aura visit the imperial castle to deliver an ultimatum to Jircniv, Baziwood worries about Nazami Enec, understanding that he has no chance against a dragon. He watched in shock and horror as Mare killed a large number of imperial troops, including Nazami.
The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc
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Baziwood accompanies Emperor Jircniv, the Court Wizard Fluder Paradyne, and the imperial delegation to Nazarick to officially apologize to Ainz Ooal Gown. While en route, he alongside Fluder, Loune and Jircniv discuss several topics regarding the Empire’s current state and future. Upon reaching their destination, he like the rest of the delegates is shocked and terrified that a Death Knight is serving them refreshments, and more so when he sees what Ainz Ooal Gown really is, the tomb’s inhabitants and their power. After leaving Nazarick, he admits Ainz is more formidable and more charismatic than Jircniv, which the latter agrees. He also assumes that Shalltear is Ainz’s concubine due to her figure, to other’s amusement, and theorize that while she’s not powerful but simply chosen as Ainz's aide due to her intelligence and that she manages Nazarick’s affairs. He react in disbelief when Jircniv deduced Fluder’s betrayal and listens as the emperor conspire to covertly form a coalition of the surrounding nations to combat Nazarick.
The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc
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Baziwood and his comrade, Nimble, escort Emperor Jircniv to the Imperial Arena for a secret meeting with the temple’s High Priests of the Empire and the emissaries of the Slane Theocracy. When Ainz revealed himself as the challenger to the Martial Lord, he and Nimble prevent the two High Priests from leaving until the end of the match.
Baziwood is shocked when the Emperor suggested to Ainz that the Empire become the Sorcerer Kingdom's vassal. He is saddened when Jircniv explains that it was the only option left to them, but remains hopeful that they would still hold some autonomy.
The Current Situation of Various People. A Prologue Arc
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By this time Baziwood had married two more women, both former nobles from Jircniv's purge and working as prostitutes. While his emperor was having a meeting with Pe Riyuro, Baziwood was in the waiting room to give them privacy and met with Nimble. The two discussed the two empty vacancies of the Four Imperial Knights and the lack of finding people with the right qualifications. Some possibilities for a replacement turned to the Martial Lords like Kullervo Palantynen, a gladiator at the Imperial arena, who Baziwood mentioned. One Martial Lord, a former noble, in particular was brought up as a possibility join the Imperial knights. However, they lamented that none of the noble circles responded to the endorsement to fill the vacancies. When the subject turned towards marriage and family, Baziwood told his own concerns with his family and being unable to provide. However, Nimble comforted him stating that he was a good man. Baziwood had a question of his own as to why Nimble was still single which the other knight confessed that he was afraid of women. Confused, Baziwood asked about his relationship with their former comrade Leinas, Nimble stated that there nothing between them. The two eventually were allowed to meet with the emperor. It was there Baziwood noticed a ring on the emperor's desk, which Jircniv explained was a gift from the Sorcerer King. Nimble later presented a message from Prime Minister Albedo. The emperor, taking a look at the parchment and found it was an invitation for a ceremony to welcome someone known as the Faceless One from the Roble Holy Kingdom. The emperor, not feeling to attend the ceremony, then ordered Nimble to act as his representative for the occasion.
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Mass for the Dead Arc
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When Jircniv arrived to E-Rantel in what was to be his triumph of becoming leader of the Tripartite Alliance, a horde of Chaos Beasts coming from the Northern Cave threatened the city. Baziwood and the Four Imperial Knights fought with the united forces of the Alliance. To defeat the leader of the horde, he and the Four Knights helped the adventurer Lakyus cut through the monsters so she could slay it. Their victory was short-lived as once they defeated the horde an even greater one was approaching the weakened defenders. A deal is struck by the emperor with an outside party, Jaldabaoth and his demon cohorts. Baziwood and his fellow knights witnessed the demons obliterate an army of thirty thousand Chaos Beasts. After the slaughter, the demons demanded their payment which was the riches of the city and also Jircniv's life. Though the first part of the deal was agreed, the life of the emperor was not, causing the knights to quickly attack Jaldaboth to defend Jircniv. The knights put up a valiant effort to kill Jaldabaoth who easily defeats them and kills Nazami Enec. Baziwood and the others were spared death as the demon found them boring.
Baziwood having survived the confrontation with the Demon Emperor, experienced a blow to his pride and self-worth as did his fellow knights. It was only worse when Nazami could not be revived even with the aid of Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra's magic as the knight's body was too badly damaged. Upon returning to the imperial capital, rumors began to go abound about their failure in losing to the Demon Emperor. Though the worsto f these rumors were directed at the emperor and how he was broken by the demon and left a shell of his former self. When Jircniv refrained from any action to correct these misconceptions, Baziwood and his fellow Imperial Knights approached the listless emperor during a briefing on Zero's exploits. The trio urged Jircniv to come to his senses not just to reclaim his dignity but also theirs. Baziwood especially believed that they needed to support the emperor more than ever to honor their fallen comrade.
To his amazement he learns that Jircniv had not resigned himself to the insults but had been sacrificing his reputation to lure out the Anti-Jircniv faction. Baziwood was given orders to head out with the Imperial Knights to the Katze Plains where Zero, who was actually an undercover agent for the emperor, would lead the rebels directly to them and be arrested. Once all the conspirators were collected, Nimble informed Zero that the worker would be rewarded a place among the Four Imperial Knights after he defeated one of them. Though a time could not be scheduled due to the prisoner taking priority, Nimble told the former criminal to be ready for that duel. After he and his knights gave their report to the emperor they were dismissed. Given a moment to talk among themselves Baziwood listened to his comrades orders to strengthen the troops and expressed his doubts if they could carry them out. As for Zero unlike Leinas, he was more receptive to the reformed criminal in joining the knights.
Abilities and Powers
Baziwood is regarded as the strongest of the Four Imperial Knights and one of the strongest warriors of the Empire. His weapon of choice indicates he possesses great proficiency with a broadsword.
Baziwood is loyal to Emperor Jircniv and the Baharuth Empire, performing his duty as one of the strongest imperial knights in the Empire. While he was not very loyal at first, he actually began to respect for Jircniv after spending some time as his guardian. Jircniv regards Baziwood as an “excellent subordinate” and trust him to be among his handful of confidants following their audience with Ainz Ooal Gown.
A fellow Imperial Knight and confidant. In private, they mostly discuss various topics to various degrees, be it as trivial as relationships to as important as the Empire’s predicaments or their mutual unease towards Nazarick.
- In the Web Novel, the name Lightning Bolt comes from his weapon.
- In both the Light Novel and Web Novel, when the Imperial Delegation encountered Nazarick's Death Knights, Baziwood suggested they take Yuri Alpha as a hostage.
- In the Web Novel, Baziwood had once been contacted by many nobles. Some of them even tried to give their daughters to him. If he accepted all of them, he said he would have over 50 wives of varying ages.
- (To Jircniv about Yuri Alpha and the Death Knights): "...Forgive me. In truth, I feel that the maid is even more powerful than the Death Knights. They're certainly more mysterious...ah, look at her, she doesn’t even care that we're talking about such things right in front of her. How frightening..."
- (To Jircniv about Ainz): "Ah, yes, his presence was truly formidable. It felt like he was more of a leader than our Emperor."
- (To Jircniv about the residents in Nazarick): "Well, rather than call it a monster gallery, you could say it's a wealth of talent..."
- (To Jircniv): "Eh? Me too? Your Majesty, we should have brought a maid along, shouldn't we? Our guests would probably find the drinks tastier if a girl was serving them. I mean, I know I would."
- (To Jircniv about Ainz): "Ahh, this is really...how shall I put this. He really put the boot in. He hit you right in your weak spot. Something like that."
- (To Jircniv jokingly about Ainz): "Is it possible that he's not thinking about anything at all?"
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