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Royal Guard (ロイヤル・ガード) is a military branch of the Imperial Army specially chosen to protect the Imperial Palace.


The Royal Guard are elite knights under the direct command of the Emperor. They are elites among the elites in the Empire.


The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Main article: The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

When a dragon appeared on the palace grounds of the Imperial Capital, forty Royal Guards surrounded it. Two dark elves that flew in riding a dragon, demanded to see the emperor lest there be consequences. To make their point, one of the dark elves created a massive crater that swallowed the defending knights and royal guards.[1]

The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

Main article: The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

Several Royal Guards accompanied Emperor Jircniv on his entourage to the Great Tomb of Nazarick where a meeting with Ainz Ooal Gown is conducted thereafter.[2][3]


The Royal Guard are equivalent to Gold-class adventurers. The Royal Guard's knights are equipped with full plate armor imbued with magic, holding magic shields and magic weapons forged and enchanted by the many magic casters of the Empire, a fortune that was worth more than their weight in gold.


  • Forty Royal Guards were killed during Mare and Aura's visit to the Imperial Palace.[4]
  • In the Anime, the Royal Earth Guard and the Royal Guard wear the same equipment and armor.[5]


  1. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 4: A Handful of Hope
  2. Overlord Volume 09 Chapter 1: A War of Words
  3. Overlord First Half Chapter 92: Negotiations Part 5
  4. Overlord Volume 09 Prologue
  5. Overlord III Episode 08: A Handful of Hope
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