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Re-Estize (王都リ・エスティーゼ) was the royal capital city of the Re-Estize Kingdom up until the country fell.

Background

Re-Estize is a very ancient city. As the Kingdom is low on finances, most of the roads are unpaved except the upper-class area. Along the way, there is also a criminal organization named Eight Fingers, which haunts the underground, and is even connected to some corrupted nobles. The roads to the Royal Capital of Re-Estize is not very safe to trend on, hence it requires several mercenaries to be hired for security reasons.[1]

Chronology

The Bloody Valkyrie Arc

Main article: The Bloody Valkyrie Arc

In Re-Estize, the king and nobles hold court to discuss the mysterious magic caster that saved Gazef Stronoff and his men. It was revealed that Gazef left the Royal Capital to head for Carne Village where he by chance met Ainz Ooal Gown. Though the Warrior Captain holds Ainz Ooal Gown to be an honorable fellow, the nobles, however, ignore the heroics of the magic caster, and instead cast and slander his name in doubt, surmising that he is an enemy from one of the other nations. Some even recommend bringing Ainz in for questioning using force.[2]

The Men in the Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Men in the Kingdom Arc

The capital of Re-Estize experiences a major attack planned out by Jaldabaoth[3], which involved surrounding parts of the city with a gigantic wall of flames and amassing demons there.[4] Jaldabaoth and his demon army have made it their primary objective to search the capital for a special item belonging to the Eight Fingers that had summoned them to the New World. Soon afterward, a large section of the capital is engulfed by a huge wall of flames that lit up to the city as bright as daylight. In order to prevent this catastrophe from happening, a massive counter strategy made up of city guards and adventurers is established to fight the demons which last throughout the night.[5]

By the end of this invasion, the city is finally saved from the evil clutches of Jaldabaoth and his demonic army as they are repelled by the Dark Hero, Momon and the combined soldiers and adventurers who were there to support him. However, it came with a heavy price as many of the cities' guards and adventurer parties are killed. Furthermore, a vast majority of the city's supplies, resources, and citizens were captured and later taken away by the demons.[6] In conclusion, the aftermath of this invasion was that a percentage of Re-Estize's infrastructure is heavily destroyed during the whole raid by the demonic invasion.[7]

The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

Main article: The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

In the Valencia Palace, King Ramposa III summoned the royalists and the nobles together for a meeting. The king revealed that he had received a message from the Baharuth Empire, demanding that the Re-Estize Kingdom must hand over the territory around E-Rantel to the newly founded nation of Nazarick, led by the Sorcerer King, Ainz Ooal Gown. This causes everyone to be in a heated debate over this mad declaration. Eventually, they simply dismiss it as another mere excuse for the Empire's annual war.

Gazef knew that they did not stand a chance against Ainz, he advised his majesty to just hand over the territory. Furthermore, he warned the nobles not to underestimate Ainz Ooal Gown. However, King Ramposa III could not follow the advice of his personal bodyguard and decided to go to war against the Empire and Nazarick.[8]

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Following the massacre at the Katze Plains, the Royal Capital became the center of the political turmoil that swept through the country. Princess Renner had an orphanage built in the capital to provide homes and jobs for the children and women who were orphaned and widowed as a result of the massacre.

The capital was later visited by Albedo, who served as an envoy for the Sorcerer Kingdom. While there, she was invited to a ball by Philip, who was hoping to use her to gain power for himself. However, unbeknownst to Philip, Albedo had set the whole thing up with the help from Eight Fingers.[9]

The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc

News have already spread throughout various countries, particularly the Roble Holy Kingdom about the Demonic Disturbance event that had occurred in the Re-Estize capital of the Kingdom.[10]

At this time, many people living in the Royal Capital were still depressed over the Royal Army's devastating defeat at the Katze Plains.

The capital was visited by envoys of the Holy Kingdom Liberation Army, who came to request for aid to retake the Northern Holy Kingdom from Jaldabaoth. However, all the capital's nobles and adventurers turned them down due to various reasons, including the aftermath of the massacre at the Katze Plains. They managed to get a meeting with Blue Roses where they exchanged information and requested their aid, but they turned them down. Fortunately, the envoys did learn about Momon and how he fought off the demon when it attacked the capital. They thus left the capital to travel to the Sorcerer Kingdom and request his aid.[11]

The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

The stress of an invading army from the Sorcerer Kingdom had already caused chaos to break out within the capital city and many had died as a result. After that had happened, the people of the capital had to take into consideration two options. The first was to flee the capital and move towards the opposite direction of E-Rantel — the west while the other option was to remain in the capital, shut their doors, and never come out of hiding. As to which option was more popular, the overwhelming majority of people chose the latter. Those who chose the former were all people with the capital, connections, or skills to guarantee their survival even in faraway lands. This was true of why more than around 95% of the capital’s population chose to stay but only until the royalty decided to put up a decree.

In other words, the decree was that due to the ever-encroaching army of the Sorcerous Kingdom, the city required more manpower to defend it. All able-bodied men had been drafted to join the battle. Nonetheless, there were those who feared the battlefield and so still chose to hole themselves up, but the amount of people who believed that if they were to not contribute to the war effort, their loved ones would die, held the majority. The streets bustled with men preparing for war. Fathers and their sons alike were soldiers. Those who wished for better rations while they were away made the culinary industry boom. This was all exacerbated by the people’s knowledge that the royalty had given the order to every merchant within the capital city to keep food prices low.

When the Sorcerer Kingdom's forces have reach their way towards the capital city of Re-Estize, there was a silent standoff between the former's army and the Re-Estize Kingdom's army. Nonetheless, talks of negotiations between both sides were initiated by Zanac in hopes of convincing the Sorcerer Kingdom to spare his countrymen alive. However, after the meeting was over, Zanac informs his subordinates that it was no use as the Sorcerer Kingdom has already made their plan clear that they have no intention of allowing any of them to survive.[12]

Once the Sorcerer Kingdom conquered the Royal Capital by capturing and infiltrating Ro Lente Castle, this guaranteed the success of the Fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom for good. Excluding the palace, the Royal Capital that was once known as Re-Estize now lay in ruin after being destroyed by the forces of the Sorcerer Kingdom, particularly by Mare Bello Fiore who plays a major role in its demise. Such destruction that had to happen within this former city were the annihilation of its people and residences.[13]

In the aftermath of its conquest, the remaining nobles led by Marquis Raeven, who betrayed the kingdom, visited the what was left of the city which was reduced to rumble save for the palace. After accepting their fealty, the Sorcerer King decided to leave the palace standing to show what happens to those that oppose him and his country. However, if some plague were to be born from this, it would be quite troublesome. For that reason, the Sorcerer King then ordered the rest of the remains of the city to be burned to the ground by Guren.[14]

Layout

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A Map of Re-Estize

The capital has many roads that are left unpaved. Because of this, in the event that such places became wet from the rain, they would turn into mires. Thus, people did not walk in the middle of the path, or in the way of the carriages instead of squeezing at the sides in a disorderly manner. The Kingdom’s citizens were already used to such congestion and walked like they were trying to slip through the cracks, skillfully avoiding others heading in the opposite direction.[15]

An exception to this problem is the central road, as it is in the area of the upper class and thus readily maintained. The houses that were lined up side-by-side are described to be large and magnificent, radiating a feeling of wealth.

When walking farther and farther away out from the center of the capital, the roads or the streets will start to emanate dirty and a slightly foul stench permeating the air the closer one closes in. According to Sebas Tian, it was the smell of rotten foods and sewage.

Houses in an affluent neighborhood tend to maintain high public order even by the capital's standard.[16]

Features

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Ro Lente Castle: It is located in the center of the city, separated by a wall containing 1,400 meters worth of land. Twelve cylindrical watchtowers protectively surround it. The Valencia Palace in the Ro Lente Castle consists of three sections including the residence location for the royal family. In addition, it contained secret passages that not only lead into the capital but outside as well. After the destruction of the kingdom it was the only structure left standing and its exterior appearance in pristine condition to serve as a monument of what happens to those who defy the Sorcerer King. All remaining furniture and valuables were then relocated to E-Rantel.

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Magician’s Guild: The headquarters for all magic casters in the Kingdom. An institute that encourages the creation of new magic and nurture of the next generation of magic casters. It is here, where magic items are created and sold throughout the Kingdom.[17]

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Gazef's House: The residence of Gazef Stronoff, the Warrior Captain. It is much smaller when compared to the houses that nobles lived in. If one had to compare, the house looked as if a decently wealthy citizen could live in it. Regardless, it was more than enough for three people: Gazef and the old couple working as live-in servants.

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Upper District Mansion: The rented mansion that Solution Epsilon and Sebas Tian, used as a base of operations in Re-Estize while posing as members of a wealthy merchant family from the Baharuth Empire. Since its purpose was only used as a front for Nazarick's activities in the cities, the mansion was mostly bare of any fixtures. It was later abandoned after Nazarick pulled its operations from Re-Estize.

Known Characters

Trivia

  • The word "old" would be the best way to describe its capital.
  • The capital city guards are even weaker than the lowest rank Adventurers.
  • The Kingdom drafts farmers to be soldiers in times of the upcoming annual war every year, but the palace has trained soldiers to protect it. More so, they even have stronger soldiers (actual knights) to protect the inner section of Ro-Lente Castle.
  • The Palace Guards are almost always politically appointed because one needs a recommendation from a noble in order to be considered for the job. The Palace guards do have some skill with the blade but that's because they need to actually look and be the part for the sake of their sponsoring noble. Because if something bad were to happen because they were incompetent then their sponsoring noble would look bad, but even then they are still much weaker than Gazef's warrior troops and the King's knights.[18]
  • The knights that protect the inner areas of Ro-Lente Castle are second or third sons of nobility. They are loyal, skilled, and disciplined and also equipped with full steel plate armor.[19]
  • The City Guard is even worse than the Palace Guard. They are often ill-disciplined, unskilled, and incompetent at maintaining public order. The only notable difference between the City Guard and the average kingdom soldier (draftee) was that the City Guard is equipped with chain mail and spear, while the average soldier isn't even equipped with any armor.
  • People only join the City Guard mostly due to the fact that their job is supposed to keep order in the city so they can avoid being sent to the front lines. Needless to say, they have zero combat experience. But on the bright side, there are a few groups among them that are actually brave enough to stand their ground and fight for the city.

References

  1. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 1: Herd of Predators
  2. Overlord Volume 03 Intermission
  3. Overlord Volume 06 Chapter 7: Attack Preparations
  4. Overlord Volume 06 Chapter 8: Six Arms
  5. Overlord Volume 06 Chapter 10: The Greatest Trump Card
  6. Overlord Volume 06 Chapter 11: The Final Battle of the Disturbance
  7. Overlord Volume 06 Epilogue
  8. Overlord Volume 09 Chapter 2: Preparations for the Battle
  9. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 2: The Re-Estize Kingdom
  10. Overlord Volume 12 Chapter 1: The Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth
  11. Overlord Volume 12 Chapter 2: Seeking Salvation
  12. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 3: The Last King
  13. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 4: Well-Prepared Traps
  14. Overlord Volume 14 Epilogue
  15. Overlord Volume 05 Prologue
  16. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 3: Those Who Pick Up, Those Who Are Picked Up
  17. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 4: Congregated Men
  18. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 1: A Boy's Feelings
  19. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 2: Blue Roses

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