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"If you had just chosen to abandon the villagers in the frontier, then it wouldn't have ended like this. It's impossible for you to be unaware that your life alone is worth more than the lives of a thousand peasants. If you really loved your country, you would have abandoned these villagers."
— To Gazef Stronoff

Nigun Grid Luin (ニグン・グリッド・ルーイン) was the captain of the Sunlight Scripture of the Slane Theocracy. He was ordered by the Cardinals to assassinate the Re-Estize Kingdom's strongest warrior, Gazef Stronoff.


Nigun had blonde hair and black eyes. He also wore some sort of black and white robe. While so, he is engraved with a scar on his face after his bout with Blue Roses.


Nigun was a deeply religious person who believed in the power of God. He considers his own god to be divine and hate worshipers of other gods. Once he was granted a top position in the Sunlight Scripture, this made him arrogant. When Nigun was beaten, however, he turns out to be a pathetic coward who offered up his subordinates' lives to save his own first.


Being the Captain of the Sunlight Scripture, Nigun had been involved in many illegal activities. In the past, he was sent to eradicate a demi-human village but was stopped by Blue Roses, whose leader managed to scar Nigun's face. He kept the scar as a reminder of his defeat.


The Undead King Arc[]

Main article: The Undead King Arc

During a special meeting in the Theocracy, Nigun was issued an order by one of Six Cardinals who commanded him to eliminate the strongest warrior of the Re-Estize Kingdom, Gazef Stronoff. That unnamed Cardinal would then hand over a treasured item to Nigun that was said to contain a miracle of the Gods. Nigun was told that he can use it to help in completing his mission if an equally powerful or greater opposition prevents him from clearing it.[1]

Afterward, Nigun Grid Luin and the Sunlight Scripture group he leads sets out on his mission to assassinate Gazef Stronoff near the designated location, Carne Village. It was revealed that he dispatched his men disguised as knights of the Baharuth Empire to ransack several villages such as the one aforementioned before. He intended to play on Gazef's honorable nature and lure him out from the capital city of Re-Estize.

Once the attack on Carne Village was over, Gazef and his subordinates charged at them head on to buy time for the villagers to escape. The Sunlight Scripture strategically used its summoned angels to kill Gazef's men and wear him down. Just as victory seemed certain, Gazef disappeared,[2] only to be replaced by Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo.

Nigun first sent two angels to kill Ainz. Cheering at the sight of Ainz pierced by the angels' swords, the members then became confused when they realized he had not collapsed. After the two angels were destroyed by his two bare hands, Nigun ordered the rest of the angels to swarm Ainz, but this too ended in failure as they were all caught in his Negative Burst and destroyed in one fell swoop.

Panicking, Nigun summoned the Principality Observation, but this too was immediately countered in a single blow. Dumbfounded, he accused Ainz and Albedo to be Demon Gods and proceeded to activate his final trump card - the highest level angel, Dominion Authority. Signaling the attack, the angel managed to slightly hurt Ainz with its Holy Smite but failed to follow up as it was consumed when Ainz cast the spell Black Hole.[3]

Completely demoralized by their powerlessness against Ainz, Sunlight Scripture's members were sooner or later captured by the Great Tomb of Nazarick. According to Albedo, they including Nigun are taken as prisoners in the Frozen Prison and were given to Neuronist Painkill to be interrogated for information.[4]

The Dark Warrior Arc[]

Main article: The Dark Warrior Arc

After being taken prisoner by Ainz Ooal Gown, Nigun and the Sunlight Scripture were questioned, tortured and experimented under Demiurge's supervision. However, Nigun died in the process of being questioned.[5] According to Ainz, Nigun was believe to have been the first person among the Sunlight Scripture members to die. They had lost Nigun, who knew the most, for the sake of asking a few simple questions. One of the things Ainz learned from Nigun at least was that the Dominion Authority which he summoned from the Theocracy's Sealing Crystal could defeat a Demon God two hundred years ago.[6]

The Bloody Valkyrie Arc[]

Main article: The Bloody Valkyrie Arc

In the New World, Ainz was concern about whether he should use resurrection magic on Nigun but decided not to do so as long as it follows the same rules as YGGDRASIL. For instance, reviving Nigun meant that the man will return back to the designated home point which is the Theocracy where he hailed from.[7]

After freeing Shalltear Bloodfallen from the mind-control, Ainz had made it his plan to spread false information about the capability of Nigun's sealing crystal. In order to do that, he first orders Albedo to put a few scratch marks on the item he was using during their encounter back then to help him in covering up E-Rantel's Vampire incident.[8]

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc[]

Main article: The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

One of the Six Cardinals noted the whereabouts of Sunlight Scripture's Captain, Nigun are still currently unknown at the moment.[9]

During a private discussion between Captain of the Black Scripture and Zesshi Zetsumei, the two briefly talk about the complete annihilation of the Sunlight Scripture by an unknown magic caster. As the Captain was inquired by Zesshi of how the strong this magic caster is, he said that is a good question since Nigun was once defeated by the adventurer group Blue Roses. Hearing his response, Zesshi considers Nigun's loss to that group as not something noteworthy for measuring her strength with the magic caster.[10]

Ainz (Isekai Quartet).png NOTICE: The following section and subsequent subsections are considered NON-CANON to the Overlord Light Novels.

Mass for the Dead Arc[]

Main article: Mass for the Dead Arc

In Mass for the Dead, Nigun is still alive and commanding the Sunlight Scripture. In accordance to his orders from his superiors, Nigun was sent to E-Rantel to assist in the city reconstruction as per the Tripartite Agreement of the new alliance. To the zealot the Alliance went in conflict to everything he believed in about the Theocracy. However Nigun received an epiphany that his nation was trading one enemy for another and it was not the time for humanity to be fighting amongst themselves especially with the Cracks and Chaos Beasts. He became one of the major voices in the city urging for unity and worked with the city officials to restore E-Rantel's defenses.[11]

Though the stationed forces of the Empire marginalized his forces, and thus he struggled to prove his men's sincerity as the Scripture were looked on in fear by the Kingdon's inhabitants. During his time at E-Rantel, he became close to Ian Als Heim his second-in-command.[12] The leader of the Sunlight Scripture encountered his nation's most notorious criminal, Clementine now going as Saint Clementine. Despite wanting to punish her for her transgressions, Nigun was unable to as it would have caused unnecessary harm to his unit's reputation. Though after speaking with reformed criminal, he began to wonder if she truly changed for the better.[13] Later he volunteered his forces to be sent out to Care Village when news of a Chaos Beast attacked reached the city. Nigun commanded Ian to investigate the area to locate the possibilities of a Crack. When some members of the Scripture returned with news that their were survivors, he and the head of the Adventurer's Guild requested Leinas Rockbruise aid to send reinforcements.[14]

After Nigun and Leinas returned with a report on Carne Village, he was intrigued to learn of the protagonist and his role in defeating a Giant Chaos Beast. Nigun had Ian bring the traveler to him so as to duel with him to determine if the protagonist's power was real.[15] The leader of the Sunlight Scripture saw the protagonist again some weeks later as part of a hearing to address some charges from Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra on conspiracy to sabotage the venue of the second conference for the Tripartite Alliance by mutating the slimes in the sewers. In the end it turned out to be just a series of accidents which annoyed the priest that the adamantite adventurer caused so much trouble. To prevent the mutating slimes from spreading Nigun helped quarantine the sewers while the protagonist and his team took care of the infestation.[16]

When the second summit for the Tripartite Alliance came, Nigun welcomed Cardinal Raymond Zarg Lauransan and Deuty Pontifex Maximus Enhela Read Gahi to E-Rantel.[17] While the summit meeting took place, Nigun and Ian worked together with Leinas to establish a protective perimeter around the city. Though all seemed normal, the assembled knights and priests were attacked by a horde of Chaos Beasts. The monster prove to many to defeat forcing to fall back, while Leinas and Ian try to fight the horde's leader. Nigun and several surviving priests they try to hastily reform their perimeter just as the protagonist and his team arrive to help. Nigun seeing the hero begs him to save his subordinates and Ian from death.[18]

Nigun would later seen amongst his men training. However he receives a shocking visit when Nimble Arc Dale Anoch arrives with reinforcements from the Empire. Upon learning that the Empire was adding more of its forces to the city, he immediately ordered Ian to report the development to the higher-ups.[19] On the onset of another attack on E-Rantel by another horde from a cave north of E-Rantel, Nigun fought on the battlefield in defense of the city. He personally aided Lakyus in getting to the enemy leader by summoning his Dominion Authority after she promised him a match.[20] Though the horde was defeated, an even greater horde was heading towards the city. But with the city defenders exhausted, defeating a second wave seemed impossible. Nigun and the rest of the Theocracy forces then witnessed the appearance of Jaldabaoth offering to make a deal to save the city. Though the Theocracy refused to accept any brokers from demons, the deal was accepted by Emperor Jircniv Rune Farlord El-Nix and in response the Theocracy had its forces pull out from the city.

Some time after the attack on E-Rantel, Nigun and Ian were out on a mission with the Scripture. Upon returning to the city, the priests were shocked to find the entire populace of the city to be unconscious and in sort of coma. They quickly went into the city to heal any wounded, and thankfully found there were no casualties. However the cause of the incident.[21]

In the coming weeks an adventurer exchange tournament was organized in E-Rantel. As the protagonist and Surako were busy greeting adventurers like Blue Roses at the city square, Nigun and his second in command Ian dropped by to wish the protagonist luck on the venture.[22] Both he and Ian would participate in the tournament after witnessing members of the Kingdom partake against the matches with the newcomers Shall and Ku. Their match ended in a draw but it was impressive enough for Nigun to invite Shall to the Theocracy. In the end she declined but was not adverse to the idea to visit their nation. The two were given chocolate confections as a reward for participating in the tournament which caused Ian to be excited. However Nigun wondered about the match with the two visitors and had the thought that maybe they were scoping out the contestants to deteermine their strengths.[23]

Due to the decreasing frequency of the undead near the borders of the Theocracy and the Katze Plains, Nigun and his subordinate Ian were called to investigate the matter. They made their request to Pluton Ainzach and informed the protagonist that they wished to hire an adventurer team to guide them into the plains. Darkness accompanied the two priests to the plains. During the journey through the fog, learns that though the Annual Wars ended between the Kingdom and Empire, and attributed to less dead being left in the area, the plains had become a substitute gravesite for the nearby city of E-Rantel as the cemetery was at overcapacity due to the recent deaths by the demon raid. Nigun found the burial of the dead in the plains somewhat practical though a bit bereaving for families as they would no longer able to visit their deceased loved ones. Though Soi reacts that it does serve to benefit workers and adventurers who must constantly cull the plains, making him inquire if she was a worker from the Empire herself. However he explains he asked not out of disdain towards workers, though he would have done so in the past, but after learning how several workers gave their lives to protect E-Rantel his ideas on them be unscrupulous greedy villains changed to a more positive light.

While on the topic of the undead in the plains, the Soi inquired about the Captain of the Ghost Ship that was rumored to roam the area. Both Ian and Nigun knew very little only that it was a elder lich, and it there was a opportunity would like to speak with the undead to ask it about the undead phenomena in the plains. When the protagonist asked if they were sure if the undead was a lich but not a vampire, neither of the two heard of vampire living in the immediate area. The party had an encounter with the Ghost Ship much to their shock and as it passed, dropped skeletons and a Death Knight before them. Ian was targeted by the Death Knight and was saved by Soi who blocked its attack on the priest. The group working together fought the undead and managed to defeat them. Given that it was too dangerous to proceed any further as they were only a five person party, Nigun declared that the investigation to be over as he and Ian had confirmed that the undead in the plains had not vanished but were merely lurking deeper in the indiscernible fog.[24]

END of NON-CANON content

Abilities and Powers[]

As the leader of the Sunlight Scripture, he is expected to have been very powerful and was able to survive a fight against Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra of the Blue Roses during a conflict between the two units in a demi-human village within the Re-Estize Kingdom, in which he acquired the scar on his face. According to Lakyus, the captain of that unit, was stronger than her was at that time.[25]

He has the ability to cast magic up to the 4th Tier, a tier above the usual human limit of the New World. Due to the standards of the scripture, he was at least able to use divine spells, as well as assorted 3rd Tier spells typically employed by adventurers.

According to the author Maruyama's level ranking, Nigun is ranked above Ryraryus Spenia Ai Indarun but falls short below Tira in terms of levels.[26]


  • Strengthen Summoned Monsters: Nigun Grid Luin had an innate talent to increase the power of his summoned beings to be slightly stronger in battle than they normally were.[27]


  • Summon Angel (4th Tier): Nigun can use this spell to summon monsters of the angel class. Additionally, his talent enhances the strength of any summoned angels. Nigun can summon the mid-level angel Principality Observation, considered an "elite angel" in the Slane Theocracy.

Main Equipment[]


Gazef Stronoff[]

Nigun was given a mission to assassinate Gazef Stronoff, the strongest warrior of the Kingdom and he was aware that his task wouldn't be easy if Gazef was equipped with the Kingdom's treasure. He was given a sealing crystal to eliminate him for good.

Blue Roses[]

Nigun held a grudge against on Blue Rose for interfering with his operation in eradicating a demi-human village. He also resented them for helping demi-humans, an act that defied his country's teaching on human supremacy. Nigun kept the scar from his encounter with Blue Rose as a reminder of his defeat.

Ainz Ooal Gown[]

Nigun was angered that Ainz foiled his assassination attempt on Gazef but still thought little of him; this all changed when he saw his subordinates before the mysterious magic caster's superior might. When his most powerful trump card was defeated with the greatest of ease Nigun begged for his life but his pleas fell on deaf ears and was taken to Nazarick were he was interrogated, experimented on and slowly tortured to death.



  • (About Blue Roses): "Damn that Blue Rose...The weak must look for many methods of self-protection if they want to survive. To not even know that, how stupid."
  • (To Ainz): "Your ignorance is saddening and you will pay for your foolishness."
  • (To Ainz): "Such a thing can't happen! Simply impossible! No one is able to just use one spell and destroy a high level Angel! Where are you from Ainz Ooal Gown!? A person like you can’t be some unknown figure! What is your real name!?"



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Slane Theocracy
Six Great Gods
Surshana Alah Alaf
Pontifex Maximus
Pontifex Maximus
Deputy Pontifex Maximus
Enhela Read Gahi
Raymond Zarg Lauransan Berenice Nagua Santini Ginedine Delan Guelfi Dominic Ihre Partouche Yvon Jasna Dracrowa Maximilian Oreio Lagier
Members of the Six Scriptures
Zesshi Zetsumei Captain of the Black Scripture Cedran Beaumarchais Nigun Grid Luin 2nd Seat of the Black Scripture 3rd Seat of the Black Scripture 4th Seat of the Black Scripture Quaiesse Hazeia Quintia 6th Seat of the Black Scripture 7th Seat of the Black Scripture 10th Seat of the Black Scripture 11th Seat of the Black Scripture 12th Seat of the Black Scripture Ian Als Heim
Londes Di Clamp Belius Elion Lilick Dazen Maurette
Other Citizens
Kaire Clementine Khajiit Dale Badantel Vice-Head Priest of the Water God Miko Princess of Water Miko Princess of Earth Miko Princess of Fire Rufus