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Pestonya Shortcake Wanko (ペストーニャ・ショートケーキ・ワンコ) is an Area Guardian and the Head Maid of Nazarick. She is also one of the few NPCs sympathetic towards humans.

Appearance

Pestonya is a maid whose outer appearance is that of a beautiful lady but has the head of a Shetland Sheepdog instead of a human's and a vertical scar on her face running down the center with signs of stitching.

Personality

Pestonya is a benevolent person who's loyal to Nazarick. Despite her gruesome appearance, Pestonya is a motherly figure and one of the few in Nazarick who does not despise humans. She, alongside Nigredo, does not agree to kill innocent people.

Background

In the Web Novel, Pestonya's creator was a person that mostly named things based on food and tried to name her Pescatore.[1] Later it's revealed that she has the same creator as Eclair Ecleir Eicler thus making her a creation of Ankoro Mocchi Mochi.

Chronology

The Dark Warrior Arc

Main article: The Dark Warrior Arc

According to Eclair, Pestonya is currently in charge of managing the 9th Floor of Nazarick, since Sebas Tian is not around to do so due to his assigned mission in Re-Estize.[2]

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

Main article: The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

Pestonya serves Aura with a hamburger with two pickles, french fries with skin on, and a cola drink during her break time.[3]  During the war with the lizardmen, she assists Shalltear Bloodfallen by supplementing her magic to open a Gate to the Wetlands when Shalltear claims that she is not able to do so alone.[4] 

The Men in the Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Men in the Kingdom Arc

In response to Sebas Tian's order, Solution Epsilon reluctantly declined using the scrolls created by the Supreme Beings. Instead, she makes a suggestion to Sebas about requesting help from Pestonya, since she has the power to heal Tuareninya Veyron's wounds.[5] 

Once Tuare is accepted into Nazarick by Ainz, Pestonya along with the other homunculus maids would later greet her. After Tuare leaves, Pestonya makes a quip at Sebas that the human has fallen for him, causing the butler to blush upon hearing those words from her.[6] 

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Main article: The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Ainz decides to give rewards to his minions for their hard work. When Solution asks for a few humans, Ainz reminisces about the humans held captive from the Eight Fingers and the remaining humans protected by Pestonya and Nigredo who are both under confinement. He decides to give Solution the remaining captives of Eight Fingers and not the latter because Pestonya and Nigredo actually risked going against his orders to save them. As a result, Albedo is outraged and while Ainz forgives them, they are sentenced to house arrest until Albedo has a chance to calm down.[7] 

The Pleiades Day Arc

Main article: The Pleiades Day Arc

Due to her actions, Pestonya was confined in the Frozen Prison with Nigredo as her cellmate. Because of her confinement, she was unable to complete Tuare's maid training, a task that was later taken over by Yuri Alpha. She and her compatriot were later freed at the behest of Yuri, who requested their aid in running a Sorcerer Kingdom sponsored orphanage.[8]

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Both Nigredo and her are released from confinement and are later put in charge of managing a new war orphanage in E-Rantel in order to help with integrating future generations to stay loyal to Nazarick.[9] 

The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

A month after the Sorcerer Kingdom declared war on the Re-Estize Kingdom, Pestonya was present in Ainz Ooal Gown's study along with the regular maids and the Floor Guardians. They listened to the report of Cocytus's exploits in destroying a city of the Kingdom.

At some point before Ainz make his return back to Nazarick, Pestonya had requested her colleague Sebas to speak on her behest with their master which the butler obliged to do, considering she doesn't have permission to leave the area she was at. She and Nigredo want Ainz to visit the Frozen Prison alone with the exception of Sebas. Pestonya was scheduled to arrive at the Frozen Prison an hour later there first before the two after her master is done with his war meeting with the Floor Guardians on the Re-Estize Kingdom. Sebas told Ainz he will give the order to Pestonya on taking care of that doll matter his master spoke of.

An hour later, Pestonya went to the Frozen Prison to have a private meeting she and Nigredo have had arranged with Ainz alongside the butler Sebas present there. Once they are present, both she and Nigredo argue their cases to Ainz on why a massacre of the Re-Estize Kingdom should be avoided. Ainz however is adamant that the cull is necessary for the sake of strengthening the Sorcerer Kingdom and to ensure that human civilization never becomes too strong.

Upon stating his different reasons for rejecting their suggestions, Ainz asked whether this finally marks the end of their discussion, Pestonya was the first to refuse as she states that it was not over yet. Pestonya then brought up the idea of letting humans become fearmongers by sparing some alive and have them be used for spreading the news of opposing the Sorcerer Kingdom as hopeless. Ainz considered her suggestion thoughtfully and decided to allow only 90% of the Re-Estize Kingdom's people to be wipe out while the rest will be allowed to live on. After Ainz decides to take her idea into consideration, she alongside Nigredo voice how eternally grateful they are to their master hearing them out.[10]

Later on, Pestonya would help Renner resurrect Climb back to life with her magic. After reviving him, she immediately exited the room to leave Renner alone with Climb for the time being.[11]

Abilities and Powers

Pestonya is a High Priest that can use powerful healing magic.[12] She is also said to be a high-leveled cleric. Her maid outfit is equal to a high-class item, bringing her some defensive stats. In addition, her fur possesses cold resistance. If Pestonya decided to use resurrection spells, then she would require the use of gold coins, jewels, or other valuable goods equivalent to it in exchange.

In the Web Novel, it was said that she has access to the highest-ranking of holy magic.[13] According to Ainz, she was considered to be the best healer they can find available in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. She can also transfer her mana reserves over to Shalltear, helping to prolong the vampire's use of the [Gate] spell.[14] The butler Sebas Tian recalls that there are only two people in Nazarick who could completely remove Tuareninya Veyron's mental damage were Pestonya as well as Ainz.[15]

Relationships

Ainz Ooal Gown

Like all the other NPC's of the Great Tomb of Nazarick, Pestonya is eternally loyal and devoted to its master and final Supreme Being, Ainz. She would follow his orders and accomplish her tasks with the very best of her abilities and powers in order to meet his expectations.

Ainz in turn reciprocates this loyalty by being thoughtful and considerate to Pestonya, as seen where he had no negative feelings to her freeing the captured humans acquired from the Re-Estize Kingdom. He even chose not to have her executed despite the other NPC's opinions on the matter. And later during the Fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom, Ainz placed genuine thought on Pestonya's pleading to spare some of the humans of the kingdom. He promised to somehow follow through in her request, as seen where he had the Royal Capital's children and some of its citizens evacuated before the final siege and left the inhabitants of E-Naüru alive. This compassion in turn has caused Pestonya to feel even more loyal to him due to his kindness.

Ankoro Mocchi Mochi

Pestonya is the personal creation of Ankoro Mocchi Mochi and as such, out of the Forty-One Supreme Beings, she feels the most loyalty, reverence, and respect for her the most similar to her fellow NPC's and reserves her loyalty to her first and foremost.

Pestonya in particular was noted by Ainz to have successfully inherited some of her creators personality traits to remind him of her.

Nigredo

Unlike the rest of the denizens of Nazarick, she and Nigredo opposed killing innocent people kidnapped by Demiurge from Re-Estize. They went out of their way to free them and ended up being punished for it.

They were once imprisoned together as cell-mates before later being released in order to run the new Sorcerer Kingdom Orphanage by Ainz. Pestonya and Nigredo were noted to have become very close to each other due to their similar mindsets and time together and their new assignment which has them now working even closer as coworkers under the same job.

Aura Bella Fiora

Pestonya is close enough to Aura to the point they refer to each other with nicknames outside of work. That is because the Supreme Beings who had made them were close to each other, and they felt similarly close to each other. She is even willing to help bring food such as hamburgers to Aura when the elf decided to take a break from work.

Mare Bello Fiore

Pestonya is close enough to Mare to the point they refer to each other with nicknames outside of work. That is because the Supreme Beings who had made them were close to each other, and they felt similarly close to each other.

Yuri Alpha

Pestonya seems to be in friendly terms with Yuri to the point where they openly refer to each other with nicknames outside of work. That is because the Supreme Beings who had made them were close friends and are friendly to one another. Based on the closeness of their respective creator's relationship, it mirrors the relationship Pestonya had with Yuri as their creations.

Eclair Ecleir Eicler

Pestonya is close enough to Eclair to the point they refer to each other with nicknames outside of work. That is because they've been created by the same Supreme Being and therefore similar to the other NPC's, Pestonya feels a familial bond with him.

Tuareninya Veyron

Pestonya greeted Tuare and welcomed her as the newest maid in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. She agreed with Sebas Tian to educate her on how to become a proper maid. Pestonya also noticed that Tuare had fallen for Sebas Tian and she used that fact to tease him despite him being her superior.

Sebas Tian

Sebas and Pestonya are shown to possess a positive superior-subordinate relationship as Head Butler and Head Maid of the Great Tomb Of Nazarick and shown to have a close friendship with each other.

This is seen where Pestonya is shown to be close enough to Sebas to casually talk to him and tease him about his relationship with Tsuare and make friendly teasing jokes about their future marriage together. Later it was shown that due to their similar kind hearted mind-sets and positive opinion on humanity Sebas supports Pestonya in her pleadings to spare some of the innocent human civilians during the Fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom to their Master.

Trivia

  • Pestonya was designed to have a speaking habit of adding a "woof" sound whenever finishing a statement but she occasionally forgets or adds it a little too late.
  • In the Web Novel, the three elven slaves from Tenmu had their ears fully restored by Pestonya's magic.
  • According to Maruyama, alongside Pandora's Actor, Pestonya can use resurrection magic almost infinitely.[16]
    • This is accomplished by having Pandora's Actor using his shape-shifting skills as a Greater Doppelgänger to transform into his Momonga Form, which possesses an absurd Mana pool that Pestonya can then siphon Mana from in order to use Resurrection magic indefinitely.

Quotes

  • (To Aura): "As per Aura-sama's wishes, I have brought a hamburger as well as two pickles, french fries with skin on and the drink would be cola Woof."
  • (To Sebas about Tuare): "...wan. That is to say, I meant she would probably retire after marriage-wan."
  • (To Ainz): "I sincerely apologize for this ~wan. While I do agree with what you have said, we have calculated that this amount of people will be needed to provide the optimum assistance for your three days of vacation ~wan. If you wish to roll around in your room! then I feel we must ensure you move around in perfect comfort ~wan."
  • (To Ainz): "For instance, if you wish to roll on your back, we will have eight maids to turn you ~wan. In addition, if you wish to read a book, we will have one person hold the book while another watches where you look and turns the page ~wan."
  • (To Ainz): "By what grace may they be spared if it is not by mercy alone? Woof."
  • (To Ainz): "Yes — Ainz-sama. I heard that your strategy this time around was called Candy and Whip, to let the countries around us know the difference in outcome between the Empire who chose to become our vassal and the Kingdom who chose to oppose us as enemies. Was that the reason for the current massacre, woof?"
  • (To Ainz): "As more and more people manage to escape through great tribulations, wouldn't the perception of how foolish it is to disobey Ainz-sama, or rather the Sorcerer Kingdom, become more widespread? Uh, woof."
  • (To Ainz): "So some people chosen to be spared will live under the Nazarick's rule, woof. I don't believe that would advertise the message louder than if we were to let the unchosen ones escape."

References

  1. Overlord First Half Chapter 32: Preparations Part 1
  2. Overlord Volume 02 Intermission
  3. Overlord Volume 04 Chapter 2: Gathering, Lizardman
  4. Overlord Volume 04 Chapter 4: The Dawn of Despair
  5. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 3: Those who pick up, those who are picked up
  6. Overlord Volume 06 Epilogue
  7. Overlord Volume 07 Prologue
  8. Overlord Compilation Movie 01 Bonus The Pleiades Day
  9. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 1: Sorcerer Kingdom of Ainz Ooal Gown
  10. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 2: The Beginning of the End
  11. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 4: Well-Prepared Traps
  12. Overlord First Half Chapter 79: Gaiden: Nazarick’s Guardian Aura-chan
  13. Overlord First Half Chapter 32: Preparations Part 1
  14. Overlord First Half Chapter 48: War Part 8
  15. Overlord First Half Chapter 62: The Capital City of the Kingdom Part 2
  16. ARCADIA 2.22: ARCADIA 1623 02-06-2011

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