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Guren (紅蓮) is an Area Guardian of the River of Flame on the 7th Floor of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.


Guren is an abyssal, hellish slime of enormous size. It's sex is unknown to much if not all of Nazarick, with Pulcinella, even believing it to be genderless.


While guarding Nazarick, Guren prefers to conceal itself and pull unsuspecting opponents into advantageous terrain.


After the establishment of Ainz Ooal Gown and Nazarick designated its guild base, Guren was placed on the 7th Floor to act as an Area Guardian in the molten river. It primarily rests within the lava pools until an enemy approaches it, which in turn attacks them using the terrain as cover for sneak attacks.


The Emissary of the King Arc[]

Main article: The Emissary of the King Arc

Guren notices a lone Death Knight traveling along the River of Flame, after stalking the undead for a while, it lost interest upon realizing the Death Knight was not an enemy.[1]

The Two Leaders Arc[]

Main article: The Two Leaders Arc

Aura mentions to Albedo and Shalltear that should intruders progress past the 6th Floor, they would still need to overcome both Guren on the 7th Floor and the entire 8th Floor before reaching Ainz.

After Pulcinella delivers a message to Mare from Demiurge, Mare remarks that, should he wish to send a reply, he may need to use Guren as a relay and inquires of Pulcinella the whereabouts of Guren. Pulcinella informs Mare that the last time he saw Guren was when Demiurge wasn't present and that it was lying in ambush around the gate to the 6th Floor.[2]

The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc[]

Main article: The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

After the fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom which culminated to the conquest of the royal palace in Re-Estize, the Sorcerer King orders Albedo to summon Guren to burn it to the ground save for the palace.[3]

Abilities and Powers[]

Guren is a level 90 hell slime. As a creature optimized for combat, it's fighting ability was easily on par with the Floor Guardians.

While being an Area Guardian of the 7th Floor's River of Flame in Nazarick, targets would have been dragged into the quicksand-like lava by Guren's tentacles. Moreover, doing so would render the targets immobile beneath that area effect as they're left to be attacked by a virtually invisible opponent.

Guren is considered to be a far more dangerous opponent than even Demiurge himself who also governs the 7th Floor. Because Guren didn't need to breathe, the creature could hide its body in the magma. Defeating Guren with normal methods was nearly impossible, to begin with.

According to Ainz, there was a reason behind an Area Guardian like him was not easily allowed to leave his area. Because of the passive aura Guren possesses, it would surely bring and cause a lot of collateral damage along the way. Just by having Guren move to the ninth floor, things like wool carpets would end up catching fire while beings like the ordinary maids, would surely take a lot of damage.[4]


  • Body Spitting: According to Slimeko, depending on what kind of prey it's facing, it can spit out and generate inferno slimes. This attack is seen by the other slime as a move that all slimes wish to achieve.[5]



As Floor Guardian of the 7th Floor, Demiurge is Guren's direct superior.


  • In the English publication of the Light Novel, Guren's name was translated as 'Crimson'.
  • Guren is Japanese for 'red lotus'. Guren-jigoku, one of the eight cold hells in Buddhist teachings, causes one's flesh to split from the temperature and form the likeness of a red lotus.
  • In Mass for the Dead, Slimeko regards Guren as a hero of slimes.


  1. Overlord Blu-ray 01 Special: The Emissary of the King
  2. Overlord Volume 08 Side Story 2: A Day in Nazarick
  3. Overlord Volume 14 Epilogue
  4. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 2: The Beginning of the End
  5. Mass for the Dead Chapter 04: Fortress City E-Rantel


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Great Tomb of Nazarick
1st-4th Floors Residents
Shalltear Bloodfallen Kyouhukou Gargantua
Well of the Dead Adipocere Chamber Black Capsule
5th Floor Residents
Cocytus Nigredo Neuronist Painkill
Frozen Prison Snowball Earth
6th Floor Residents
Aura Bella Fiora Mare Bello Fiore Gashokukochuuou Fenn Quadracile Pinison Pol Perlia Iris Gagarpur
Gigantic Tree Amphitheater Green Hole
7th Floor Residents
Demiurge Guren Evil Lord Wrath Evil Lord Greed Evil Lord Envy Evil Lord Sloth
Blazing Temple
8th Floor
Victim Aureole Omega Rubedo
9th Floor Residents
Sebas Tian Sous-chef Head Chef Tuareninya Veyron Cixous Decrement Foire Lumière Increment Fith Foss Etoile
Spa Resort Nazarick Round Table Room Harem Room Bar Guest Room Ninja Mansion Quiz Room
10th Floor Residents
Ainz Ooal Gown Albedo Yuri Alpha Lupusregina Beta Narberal Gamma CZ2128 Delta Solution Epsilon Entoma Vasilissa Zeta Gremory Titus Annaeus Secundus Librarian J Cocceius Ulpius Aelius Fulvius Aurelius
Ashurbanipal Lemegeton Throne Room Audience Room
Pandora's Actor
Other Residents
Pestonya Shortcake Wanko Eclair Ecleir Eicler Chacmool Hamsuke Chief Blacksmith Pulcinella Grant Mondenkinto