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Ijaniya (イジャニーヤ) is an assassin group that took on the name of one of the Thirteen Heroes for themselves. The group is currently under the control of the Sorcerer Kingdom.

Background

Their base is located somewhere between the northeast corner that borders the Baharuth Empire and the City-State Alliance and they are adept at using unusual methods to achieve their goals. Although the Bloody Emperor had tried to bring them under his nation's wing as a black ops department, they have not responded to the Empire's overtures.

Their leader is a direct descendant of Izaniya, the very member of the Thirteen Heroes the group's name is after.

In the Web Novel, Izaniya also had disciples that inherited her skills. Additionally, they have a high hiring cost.

Chronology

The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

Main article: The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

While discussing Princess Renner's confusing political actions, Jircniv nonchalantly said that he wished her to be eliminated. Loune suggested hiring Ijaniya to have the task done, but the emperor decided against it as the princess was worth more alive than dead due to her revolutionary ideas. Part of the reason why he wanted Ijaniya under his wing was so that they could be used as counter-assassins.[1]

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Months after the Massacre at Katze Plains, Jircniv has learned that one of his Four Imperial Knights, Leinas, wishes to cut ties with the Baharuth Empire and relocate to the Sorcerer Kingdom. For the moment, he kept her on duty to guard the Imperial Palace so as to prevent her from leaving. He wishes to hire Ijaniya to assassinate her, but the cost would be too high.

He had hired a team of adamantite ranked adventurers, Silver Thread Bird as part of his security during his meeting with the Slane Theocracy's agents. While that group is only ostensibly there as a security detail, his main objective was to seek out any spies from the Sorcerer Kingdom lurking in the Baharuth Empire. Regretfully, he could not meet up with Ijaniya, which had been considered as one of the alternatives over Silver Thread Bird. This also made Jircniv realize that inducting them into the Empire would be very difficult.

Keila no Södersten, a fellow member of Silver Thread Bird told Fan Long that if there was an assassin who matches his level of power, then he believed his companion is probably talking about that girl from Ijaniya. Keila described the girl to be the kind who can use ninjutsu to suddenly attack from the shadows.

When Headhunter Rabbit asked Osk that he will not renew his contract with him next year, the human stated that it will be troubling since no one can match up to his mercenary skills aside from the heiress of Ijaniya.[2]

The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Tira, one of Ijaniya's prominent members, seems to operating in E-Rantel and working alongside the Sorcerer Kingdom's Hanzos. According to information from the city of Bebad, there are rumors that the assassin organization has joined the ranks of the Sorcerer Kingdom.[3]

It was later confirmed by Ainz that Tira was using the Hanzo's to train human spies, assassins and informants in order to develop the Sorcerer Kingdom's developing information's and espionage departments. Tira was also stated to use the Hanzo's as training partners in order to further refine and develop her own skills and increase her power as an assassin.[4]

Strength

In the Web Novel, the group was said to have members who are capable of blending into shadows.[5] They also possessed needle-like throwing weapons. Its members are said to have the abilities of cats, able to jump off rooftops without making a sound nor lose their balance.

Known Members

Trivia

  • In the Web Novel, the leader of Ijaniya is the triplet sister of Tia and Tina.[6]
  • In the Web Novel, members of the group tried to assassinate Ainz before getting soloed by Solution Epsilon. Despite being targeted, Ainz from the standpoint of a collector was interested in acquiring their strength.[7]
  • According to the author Maruyama, Ijaniya is a group of ninjas that bears a close resemblance to Middle Eastern assassins.[8]

References

  1. Overlord Volume 09 Chapter 1: War of Words
  2. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 3: The Baharuth Empire
  3. Overlord Volume 14 Intermission
  4. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 1: An Unexpected Move
  5. Overlord First Half Chapter 37: Investigation Part 2
  6. Overlord First Half Chapter 60: Settings
  7. Overlord Second Half Chapter 11: The Days Part 4
  8. Syosetsu: Misc Blog Info 3.43
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