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Dark Elves (闇妖精) are close kin of the wood elves and can be found in the New World and YGGDRASIL.


While the wood elves dwell in the forest, their cousins, the dark elves preferred to make their homes in caves or underground.

According to Igvarge, he had heard that the large settlements of the Dark Elves were located in the great forests to the south, where no man had set foot.[1]

On the other hand, Ryraryus Spenia Ai Indarun noted the dark elves used to be rulers of the Great Forest of Tob. This is also confirmed to be true by the members of the Slane Theocracy who clarified that the dark elves relocated to the Great Forest of Evasha.[2]


Similar to wood elves, they possess all the beauty and grace inherent in the elven race, though dark elves possess darker skin complexion.


The dark elves are a race that does not lean towards the notion of absolute good or evil. Unlike their cousins, which maintained a code of honor, they tended to be more flexible.[3]


The exact general strengths of dark elves are unknown. So far only two abnormal specimens have been shown in the Overlord series. However, Ryraryus was wary of a single one commenting the dark elves were strong opponents.

Known Dark Elves


  • In the Web Novel, there is a nation of dark elves located at the southwest of the Re-Estize Kingdom.
  • A tribe of Dark Elves once lived in the Great Forest of Tob but were driven out by the Evil Tree Zy'tl Q'ae.[4]
  • In Norse Mythology, Dark Elves lived underground in huge caves and tunnels.


  1. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 3: Confusion and Understanding
  2. Mass for the Dead Chapter 2: Wise King of the Forest
  3. Overlord First Half Chapter 34: Preparations Part 3
  4. Overlord Volume 08 Side Story 2: A day of Nazarick


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