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'''Slane Theocracy''' (スレイン法国) is a human nation of the [[New World]] and one of three human nations neighboring [[Nazarick]]. It is a highly religious country that worships the [[Six Great Gods]] and is considered the strongest human nation in the region, promoting human supremacy.
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'''Slane Theocracy''' (スレイン法国) is a human nation of the [[New World]] and one of three nations neighboring [[Nazarick]]. One of the strongest countries in the region; it is a [[Six Great Gods|highly religious]] state, promoting human supremacy.
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
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The citizens of the Slane Theocracy often viewed people with nonhuman ancestry living in their country as second-class citizens.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 07]] Chapter 2: Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web''</ref>
 
The citizens of the Slane Theocracy often viewed people with nonhuman ancestry living in their country as second-class citizens.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 07]] Chapter 2: Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web''</ref>
   
=== War with the Elves ===
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=== [[Theocracy - Elf War]] ===
 
Despite the Theocracy's prejudice towards non-humans, the nation once had a friendly relationship with the neighboring [[Elf Country]]. However, this relationship came to an end when the [[Elf King]] abducted and impregnated the ''ace'' of the Theocracy's [[Black Scripture]]. Fortunately, the Theocracy rescued her and [[Zesshi Zetsumei|the child]] that was forced upon her grew up to become Theocracy's strongest [[God-kin]].
 
Despite the Theocracy's prejudice towards non-humans, the nation once had a friendly relationship with the neighboring [[Elf Country]]. However, this relationship came to an end when the [[Elf King]] abducted and impregnated the ''ace'' of the Theocracy's [[Black Scripture]]. Fortunately, the Theocracy rescued her and [[Zesshi Zetsumei|the child]] that was forced upon her grew up to become Theocracy's strongest [[God-kin]].
   
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One of their actions was to shepherd the [[Re-Estize Kingdom]], a human nation completely protected from demi-human nations by its neighbors and natural barriers. They believed this would allow the Kingdom to safely raise [[Gazef Stronoff|powerful]] [[Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra|individuals]] who could save mankind. However, its life of peace instead caused many nobles to become arrogant and delusional, resulting in the Kingdom to becoming nothing but a cesspool of corruption.
 
One of their actions was to shepherd the [[Re-Estize Kingdom]], a human nation completely protected from demi-human nations by its neighbors and natural barriers. They believed this would allow the Kingdom to safely raise [[Gazef Stronoff|powerful]] [[Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra|individuals]] who could save mankind. However, its life of peace instead caused many nobles to become arrogant and delusional, resulting in the Kingdom to becoming nothing but a cesspool of corruption.
   
Deeming the Kingdom to be a failure, the Theocracy shifted its focus to the [[Baharuth Empire]]. Since the Theocracy couldn't directly take control of the Kingdom lest they share a border with the powerful Argland Council State, which would inevitably lead to war, they instead planned on letting the Empire conquer the Kingdom. During the Kingdom and Empire's annual wars at the [[Katze Plains]], the Theocracy would usually send an envoy with a message stating their disappointment in both nations, yet never acting on their self-righteous claim.
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Deeming the Kingdom to be a failure, the Theocracy shifted its focus to the [[Baharuth Empire]]. Since the Theocracy couldn't directly take control of the Kingdom lest they share a border with the Argland Council State, which would inevitably lead to war, they instead planned on letting the Empire [[Annual Wars|conquer]] the Kingdom.
   
 
== Chronology ==
 
== Chronology ==
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{{Main|Overlord Volume 01|The Undead King Arc}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 01|The Undead King Arc}}
 
The Slane Theocracy received a request by some corrupt nobles from the [[Re-Estize Kingdom]] to assassinate [[Gazef Stronoff]]. To accomplish this task, the [[Sunlight Scripture]] was dispatched.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 01]] Chapter 4: Duel''</ref> During the operation, the Theocracy had the Sunlight Scripture under observation. However, for some reason, they lost the whereabouts of the entire force.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 01]] Chapter 5: Ruler of Death''</ref>
 
The Slane Theocracy received a request by some corrupt nobles from the [[Re-Estize Kingdom]] to assassinate [[Gazef Stronoff]]. To accomplish this task, the [[Sunlight Scripture]] was dispatched.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 01]] Chapter 4: Duel''</ref> During the operation, the Theocracy had the Sunlight Scripture under observation. However, for some reason, they lost the whereabouts of the entire force.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 01]] Chapter 5: Ruler of Death''</ref>
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In addition, the Theocracy had received a prophecy of the [[Catastrophe Dragon Lord|Catastrophe Dragon Lord's]] resurrection. In response, the [[Black Scripture]] was deployed to slay it. The Theocracy even lend them their nations secret weapon, the [[World Item]] of the [[Six Great Gods]]; the [[Downfall of Castle and Country]].
   
 
=== The Dark Warrior Arc ===
 
=== The Dark Warrior Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 02|The Dark Warrior Arc}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 02|The Dark Warrior Arc}}
According to the [[Adventurer's Guild]] receptionist, there were no adventurers in the Slane Theocracy. Furthermore, Ainz noted that if other players but himself were in the New World, they would most likely support the Slane Theocracy's aims for the sake of helping out humanity. That was the reason why Ainz was on guard against players and kept his distance from the Slane Theocracy. From what he learned from the captured Sunlight Scripture members, the Theocracy fought to allow the weak human race to prosper, grow strong, and defeat other species. Ainz told Narberal that he is planning to sell off the swords taken from the Slane Theocracy troops who were pretending to be the Baharuth Empire's knights before getting a job.
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A disaster struck the Theocracy when one of the Black Scripture members, [[Clementine]], stole one of the Six Gods' treasures, the [[Crown of Wisdom]], and went rogue. In response, the [[Windflower Scripture]] was sent out in pursuit of her to retrieve the item and execute the traitor.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 02]] Chapter 1: The Two Adventurers''</ref>
 
During a special meeting between [[Khajiit Dale Badantel]] and [[Clementine]], he recognized the stolen [[Crown of Wisdom]] was used by the [[Miko Princess of Earth]] and it is one of the Slane Theocracy's treasures. In the end, he calls the item as trash, questioning Clementine why she did not steal the Six Great Gods' items instead. She responded back by stating that it will be next to impossible when such sacred relics are guarded by the most powerful [[Zesshi Zetsumei|monster]] in the Black Scripture. Clementine told Khajiit that if secret information about [[Zesshi Zetsumei]] become public, it would lead to total war with the surviving True Dragon Lords. At the same time, she theorized that it could possibly even drag the Slane Theocracy into the kind of war where they might likely get destroyed in the crossfire.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 02]] Chapter 1: The Two Adventurers''</ref>
 
 
The Slane Theocracy was briefly mentioned by [[Ninya]], a member of the [[Swords of Darkness]] to have academies dedicated for clerics or divine magic casters. She stated that the Theocracy has a very high standard of magical education but that leans particularly towards the province of divine magic.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 02]] Chapter 2: Journey''</ref>
 
   
 
=== The Bloody Valkyrie Arc ===
 
=== The Bloody Valkyrie Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 03|The Bloody Valkyrie Arc}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 03|The Bloody Valkyrie Arc}}
According to Gazef Stronoff, the Slane Theocracy’s secret forces knew how the Re-Estize Kingdom was moving as they have successfully managed to show up at the right time and place. He then suspects that there is most likely a spy within the Kingdom working for the Theocracy secretly. In particular, he believes it to be one of the Noble faction’s people in cahoots with the Theocracy. When someone among the nobles discusses the identity of the magic caster who saved Gazef, he thought that person may have an alias in contrast to the Theocracy's people with a given name, a baptismal name, and a surname.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 03]] Intermission''</ref>
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Another disaster struck the Theocracy when the Black Scripture encountered [[Shalltear Bloodfallen|a powerful vampire]]. While the Black Scripture managed to [[Downfall of Castle and Country|partially brainwash]] the creature, this only caused it to indiscriminately attack anyone who approached it, forcing the Scripture to retreat.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 03]] Chapter 2: True Vampire''</ref>
 
Another disaster struck the Theocracy when the [[Black Scripture]] encountered [[Shalltear Bloodfallen|an abnormally strong vampire]]. While the Black Scripture succeeded in partially brainwashing the creature, it lost two of their own members in the confrontation along with [[Kaire|Lady Kaire]], holder of one of their gods' relics; the [[Downfall of Castle and Country]].<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 03]] Chapter 2: True Vampire''</ref>
 
 
When Momon shows off his [[Sealing Crystal]], [[Theo Rakheshir]] was the first to be shocked at the discovery alongside his colleagues. Theo remembers an old tome he once read about in the past, saying that the Theocracy possesses powerful magic items said to be their country's national treasures and what Ainz has in possession looks to be one of them. Furthermore, Ainz regretted leaving the corpses of both Khajiit and Clementine behind. After obtaining information from the Sunlight Scripture, he learned that there were people within the Slane Theocracy who could use resurrection magic on them to find out the truth about him and Narberal.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 03]] Chapter 3: Confusion and Understanding''</ref>
 
   
 
=== The Lizard Man Heroes Arc ===
 
=== The Lizard Man Heroes Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 04|The Lizard Man Heroes Arc}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 04|The Lizard Man Heroes Arc}}
According to [[Captain of the Black Scripture]], due to the incomplete mind control, the vampire attacked anyone who entered its area indiscriminately and ordered the Black Scripture to withdraw. After participating in a conference held by the Cardinals, he told [[Zesshi Zetsumei]] that they decided to place a standard observation team to monitor the vampire for the sake of maintaining the status quo.
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After the Black Scripture retreated back to the Theocracy, the [[Captain of the Black Scripture|captain]] had a meeting with the Cardinals. In the end, to avoid unnecessary losses, it was decided to let the vampire be and have a standard observation team to monitor it before gathering their forces and confronting it again. The Cardinals also figured that, if [[Ainz Ooal Gown|someone capable of defeating that monster]] were to appear, they would have to strengthen their national defense.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 04]] Intermission''</ref>
 
In conclusion, the Cardinals figured that instead of suffering major losses from attacking the unknown vampire, it was better to let the monster be before gathering their forces. This was due to their idea that no other nations out there except the Slane Theocracy's God-Kins and the [[Dragon Lord]]s were the only two potential candidates who could stand a chance against that undead and defeating it.
 
 
Nevertheless, they speculated that if someone like that were to turn up, that meant someone they had to be wary of appeared, and they had to tighten their national defense first in response to the potential threat. However, it's unclear if they have really followed through with the idea of strengthening their national defense, since learning of the fact that it was [[Ainz Ooal Gown|Momon]] who killed the vampire.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 04]] Intermission''</ref>
 
 
=== The Men in the Kingdom Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 05|The Men in the Kingdom I}} ''and'' [[Overlord Volume 06|''The Men in the Kingdom II Arc'']]
 
Gagaran recalls the time where she and fellow members of [[Blue Roses]] fought the Theocracy's special ops unit, which was the Sunlight Scripture. When Gagaran condemns the Theocracy's discrimination against other races but humans, Evileye reasoned with the Theocracy's aims of defending all of humanity. She stated that the reason why there were no hostile demi-human countries near the Re-Estize Kingdom or the other human countries was due to the handiwork of the Slane Theocracy, who's focus has been going around and exterminating any demi-humans that show up in their proximity. Evileye believed all humans should be highly grateful towards the Theocracy, as no human nation out there has done more for mankind as a whole but them. She suspected the Theocracy to have been the nation who initially founded the Adventurer’s Guild two hundred years ago after the [[Evil Deities]]' defeat. She thought the reason why they set up that organization in the first place was due to the Theocracy's attempt to aid the various human nations without causing friction with them.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 05]] Chapter 2: Blue Roses''</ref>
 
 
Jircniv Rune Farlord El Nix asked Fluder Paradyne to investigate Ainz Ooal Gown’s actions against the Sunlight Scripture in Carne Village. Fluder noted that it was interesting to know that there was only two people to have taken care of dozens of the Theocracy’s special forces operatives.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 06]] Intermission''</ref>
 
 
Evileye briefly mentions that the Theocracy defined "God-kins" as those who are born with the blood of Six Great Gods, a group of players.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 06]] Chapter 10: The Greatest Trump Card''</ref>
 
 
=== The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 07|The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc}}
 
After Nazarick took control of [[Eight Fingers]] and got access to their information network, Ainz Ooal Gown noted they had very little information regarding the Slane Theocracy.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 07]] Chapter 1: Invitation to Death''</ref> Later, when [[Rigrit Bers Caurau]] visits the [[Platinum Dragon Lord]] and the latter sees [[Rigrit's Ring|her ring]] is missing, he reminds her of the dangers of letting it fall into the hands of people like the Theocracy.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 07]] Intermission''</ref>
 
 
=== The Two Leaders Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 08|The Two Leaders Arc}}
 
When E-Rantel's magic caster was inspecting Enri's magic item under her possession, they discovered it as very powerful to the point that they even suspect the girl to have been given one by a priest from the Theocracy. They believed Enri was no ordinary village girl and that she might have some sort of involvement or connection with the Theocracy, but quickly dismissed it as the adamantite-ranked adventurer Momon vouched for her.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 08]] Story 1: Enri's Tumultuous and Hectic Days''</ref>
 
   
 
=== The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc ===
 
=== The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 09|The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 09|The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc}}
It was noted that the Slane Theocracy is among the two alongside the Re-Estize Kingdom to have those who are capable of using resurrection magic.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 09]] Prologue''</ref>
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The Theocracy learned that the [[Baharuth Empire]] had formed an alliance with the newly-founded [[Sorcerer Kingdom]], led by Ainz Ooal Gown, for their [[Annual Wars|Annual War]] with the Kingdom. Not wanting to make an enemy out of him, the Theocracy send a message to the Kingdom acknowledging his claim to [[E-Rantel]] and declaring neutrality in the conflict.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 09]] Chapter 2: Preparations for the Battle''</ref>
 
Jircniv considers the thought of hiring [[Ijaniya]] as counter-assassins against the forces of the Slane Theocracy and the Re-Estize Kingdom in the event that they tried to kill him. He believed the Theocracy's reason behind doing so was their way of thwarting his attempt on making the Baharuth Empire stronger and prosper. Regardless if that ever happens, the Empire is willing to seek help out from the Theocracy concerning the matter of improving their country's lack of development in terms of divine magic. In that regard, they believed the Theocracy has done an excellent job taking control of their nation's religious temples several hundred years ago.
 
 
After his meeting with Ainz Ooal Gown, Jircniv plans to make a secret grand coalition with the Slane Theocracy and other countries, aimed at defeating the magic caster and his newly-founded nation.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 09]] Chapter 1: War of Words''</ref>
 
 
The Slane Theocracy once again sent an envoy with a message to the Kingdom and [[Baharuth Empire]] during their annual war at the [[Katze Plains]] over the ownership of E-Rantel. In the past, when the Kingdom and the Empire read the Theocracy's message, both countries wanted to tell them to stop cutting in from the side, but to date, the Theocracy had never once attempted to mobilize their troops, so they believed that their disagreement was purely verbal. However, this time around, the Empire had allied itself with the newly founded [[Sorcerer Kingdom]] to take the city of [[E-Rantel]]. The Theocracy thus sent a different message from usual, accepting the Sorcerer King, [[Ainz Ooal Gown]], as E-Rantel's rightful ruler and declaring neutrality in the conflict. In other words, the Theocracy had no intention of antagonizing Ainz Ooal Gown on a national level, ever since he wiped out the entirety of the Sunlight Scripture.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 09]] Chapter 2: Preparations for the Battle''</ref>
 
 
According to [[Draudillon Oriculus]], the Theocracy had always sent their troops to aid the Dragon Kingdom against invading beastmen in secret.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 09]] Intermission''</ref>
 
   
After Ainz's visit to E-Rantel, [[Pandora's Actor]] under the guise of Momon inquires the child why he threw a rock at the undead, suspecting it was probably the
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Later, when a [[human]] boy threw a stone at Ainz while the latter was claiming E-Rantel, [[Pandora's Actor|Momon]] believed he might have been [Charmed] and his action was part of a Theocracy plot to incite revolt.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 09]] Brand New Chapter''</ref>
result of magical control. In all likelihood, he believed it’s a plot committed by the Theocracy, trying to force him into a direct confrontation with Ainz Ooal Gown. He advises the people of E-Rantel to keep close watch over the Theocracy's movement if they were to make a move on this city, plotting to incite conflict and have them revolt.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 09]] Brand New Chapter''</ref>
 
   
 
=== The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc ===
 
=== The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 10|The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 10|The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc}}
The Slane Theocracy had the [[11th Seat of the Black Scripture|Thousand Leagues Astrologer]] observe the massacre at the Katze Plains to ascertain the extent of Ainz Ooal Gown's power. However, she was left traumatized by what she witnessed.
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During a meeting of the Supreme Council, they concluded to have made the right choice in staying neutral during the Annual War. Weighing their options, the Council decided that the Theocracy would continue to focus on their [[Theocracy - Elf War|war]] with the [[Elf Country]] while sending [[Clearwater Scripture|spies]] to the Sorcerer Kingdom. They also wanted to bring former Black Scripture members out of retirement and dispatch them to the [[Dragon Kingdom]] as aid.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 10]] Intermission''</ref>
   
The highest authority in the Slane Theocracy, the Supreme Council, gathered for their usual meeting with their main topic being the founding of the Sorcerer Kingdom. While initially debating whether they should have intervened, after all, the Cardinals concluded that remaining neutral was the right decision upon receiving the report on the extent of the Sorcerer Kingdom's [[Death Knight|military]] [[Soul Eater|strength]]. Their despair only increased upon learning that Ainz Ooal Gown wiped out most of the [[Royal Army|Kingdom's Army]] with [[Dark Young|a single spell]]. This caused the Council to consider the possibility that the Sorcerer King might be one of the entities known as "[[Player]]s." They were further shocked upon learning that E-Rantel was at peace despite being ruled by an undead.
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Later, Emperor Jircniv arranged a secret meeting with emissaries from the Theocracy in hopes of forming [[Anti-Sorcerer Kingdom Alliance|an alliance]] against the Sorcerer Kingdom. However, when Ainz Ooal Gown arrived unannounced, the emissaries assumed the Emperor had betrayed them and angrily left. Afterward, the Theocracy cut all ties with the Empire.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 10]] Chapter 3: The Baharuth Empire''</ref>
 
Weighing their options, the Council decided how to proceed after learning what they did from the report. The Theocracy would continue to focus on their war with the [[Elf Country]] while sending the [[Clearwater Scripture]] to E-Rantel to collect information. Meanwhile, an envoy would be sent to the Empire to check if [[Jircniv Rune Farlord El Nix|Emperor Jircniv]] is still on their side. They also wanted to bring former Black Scripture members out of retirement to have them aid the [[Dragon Kingdom]] against the [[Beastman Country]].<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 10]] Intermission''</ref>
 
 
Later, Emperor Jircniv arranged a secret meeting with emissaries from the Theocracy supported by his country's high priests. This particular meeting was a focus on matters like how to deal with a powerful undead such as Ainz and so on. However, when Ainz was identified in the [[Grand Arena]] and then stumbled upon their meeting, it put a stop to Jircniv's plan of forging an alliance with the Theocracy. As Jircniv tries to explain the unexpected situations to the Theocracy's emissaries, they came to their own assumption that he was a traitor to humanity. Thus they angrily left before talks could initiate. Jircniv then concluded it was all part of Ainz's scheme to take control of the Empire's secret talks with the Theocracy as well as simultaneously applying pressure on both him and the emissaries to prevent their respective nations from allying with each other.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 10]] Chapter 3: The Baharuth Empire''</ref>
 
   
 
=== The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc ===
 
=== The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 11|The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 11|The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc}}
In order to speed up the invasion of the Elf Country, the Slane Theocracy deployed the [[Holocaust Scripture]] to the battlefield. With the Holocaust Scripture on the front lines, it's expected that the Theocracy will overtake the elves in a matter of a few years.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 11]] Intermission''</ref>
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To speed up their invasion of the Elf Country, the Theocracy deployed the [[Holocaust Scripture]] to the battlefield. With them on the front lines, the nation is expected to overtake the elves in a few years.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 11]] Intermission''</ref>
   
 
=== The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc ===
 
=== The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc ===
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 12|The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom I}}
 
{{Main|Overlord Volume 12|The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom I}}
Following the Sorcerer Kingdom's founding, the Theocracy were in talks with the [[Roble Holy Kingdom]] to form an alliance against the non-human nation. However, there were in the talks due to both nation's religious differences.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 12]] Chapter 1: The Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth''</ref>
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Following the Sorcerer Kingdom's founding, the Theocracy were in talks with the [[Roble Holy Kingdom]] to form an alliance against the non-human nation. However, this proved difficult due to both nation's religious differences.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 12]] Chapter 1: The Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth''</ref>
   
 
=== The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc ===
 
=== The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc ===
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The Theocracy had sent several spies to infiltrate the Sorcerer Kingdom. Unbeknownst to them, however, the nation's leadership was fully aware of their presence, but chose to merely observe their movements for now.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 14]] Prologue''</ref>
 
The Theocracy had sent several spies to infiltrate the Sorcerer Kingdom. Unbeknownst to them, however, the nation's leadership was fully aware of their presence, but chose to merely observe their movements for now.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 14]] Prologue''</ref>
   
When the Sorcerer Kingdom [[Fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom|went to war]] with the Kingdom the Theocracy, knowing the latter was finished, sent the Black Scripture to the doomed country to recruit powerful [[Adventurer|Adventurers]]. One of the adventurer groups they approached was [[Blue Roses]] along with [[Red Drop|Red Drop's]] [[Azuth Aindra]], but all of them turned them down. Despite this, a great deal of other Adventurers did accept their offer.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 14]] Chapter 3: The Last King''</ref>
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When the Sorcerer Kingdom [[Fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom|went to war]] with the Kingdom, the Theocracy sent the Black Scripture to the latter country when its defeat was certain. However, rather then aid them, they were instead ordered to recruit [[adventurer]]s by offering them sanctuary. In the end, while failing to get some [[Blue Roses|key]] [[Azuth Aindra|individuals]], many accepted the offer and migrated to the Theocracy.<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 14]] Chapter 3: The Last King''</ref>
   
 
== Culture ==
 
== Culture ==
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Another central part of the Slane Theocracy's religion is the Miko Princesses, who by description are the nation's religious figures vital in performing some of their important rituals. So far, there seem to be [[Six Miko Princesses]], which are related to the elements of the Six Great Gods. Though seemingly an esteemed position of power, in contrast, it appears that the Miko Princesses are effectively living sacrifices. They are chosen from the population with great care and scrutiny, due to the items they are given from their pedestals, which pose many risks to the user.
 
Another central part of the Slane Theocracy's religion is the Miko Princesses, who by description are the nation's religious figures vital in performing some of their important rituals. So far, there seem to be [[Six Miko Princesses]], which are related to the elements of the Six Great Gods. Though seemingly an esteemed position of power, in contrast, it appears that the Miko Princesses are effectively living sacrifices. They are chosen from the population with great care and scrutiny, due to the items they are given from their pedestals, which pose many risks to the user.
   
In the [[Overlord Web Novel|Web Novel]], the Six Miko Princesses comprises Miko Princess of Water, Miko Princess of Fire, Miko Princess of Wind, Miko Princess of Earth, Miko Princess of Light and Miko Princess of Darkness. Likewise, all of them are users of priest-type 5th tier magic, but this is a national secret.<ref>''[[Overlord Web Novel|Overlord First Half]] Chapter 60: Settings''</ref>
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In the [[Overlord Web Novel|Web Novel]], the Six Miko Princesses comprises Miko Princess of Water, Miko Princess of Fire, Miko Princess of Wind, Miko Princess of Earth, Miko Princess of Light, and Miko Princess of Darkness. Likewise, all of them are users of priest-type 5th tier magic, but this is a national secret.<ref>''[[Overlord Web Novel|Overlord First Half]] Chapter 60: Settings''</ref>
   
 
There also exists a special temple dedicated to the God of Water. Within this temple is a special chamber filled with water called "Eye of the Water God."<ref>''[[Overlord Web Novel|Overlord First Half]] Chapter 87: Various Countries Part 5''</ref>
 
There also exists a special temple dedicated to the God of Water. Within this temple is a special chamber filled with water called "Eye of the Water God."<ref>''[[Overlord Web Novel|Overlord First Half]] Chapter 87: Various Countries Part 5''</ref>
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The Pontifex Maximus is assisted by a board of advisers from the highest executive authorities in the Slane Theocracy, the council. It consists of the representatives of the Six Great Gods, the Cardinals, and from the government the heads of Executive, Legislature, and the Judiciary, plus the head of the Research Institute in charge of magic affairs, and the Grand Marshal as the highest appointment-holder in the military. The council sits on a round table within a sacred room where everyone is equal. There are no superiors or inferiors on the table, everyone is a collaborator and a comrade, including the Pontifex Maximus.
 
The Pontifex Maximus is assisted by a board of advisers from the highest executive authorities in the Slane Theocracy, the council. It consists of the representatives of the Six Great Gods, the Cardinals, and from the government the heads of Executive, Legislature, and the Judiciary, plus the head of the Research Institute in charge of magic affairs, and the Grand Marshal as the highest appointment-holder in the military. The council sits on a round table within a sacred room where everyone is equal. There are no superiors or inferiors on the table, everyone is a collaborator and a comrade, including the Pontifex Maximus.
   
Cardinals are the highest appointment holders of the six sects that are devoted to the Six Gods. The position of a Cardinal is higher than that of a representative of governmental affairs; the demerit is that they get no wages so that people aspiring to become Cardinals would not be motivated to rise through the ranks by greed. Hence, there were many individuals who took high office with the intention of serving their nation. The current Cardinals are:
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[[Six Cardinals|Cardinals]] are the highest appointment holders of the six sects that are devoted to the Six Gods. The position of a Cardinal is higher than that of a representative of governmental affairs; the demerit is that they get no wages so that people aspiring to become Cardinals would not be motivated to rise through the ranks by greed. Hence, there were many individuals who took high office with the intention of serving their nation. The current Cardinals are:
 
* [[Berenice Nagua Santini]], the Cardinal of Fire.
 
* [[Berenice Nagua Santini]], the Cardinal of Fire.
 
* [[Ginedine Delan Guelfi]], the Cardinal of Water.
 
* [[Ginedine Delan Guelfi]], the Cardinal of Water.
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* [[Yvon Jasna Dracrowa]], the Cardinal of Light.
 
* [[Yvon Jasna Dracrowa]], the Cardinal of Light.
 
* [[Maximilian Oreio Lagier]], the Cardinal of Darkness.
 
* [[Maximilian Oreio Lagier]], the Cardinal of Darkness.
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There were only two countries that had the capability to set up national-level organizations. One of the two was said to have been the Slane Theocracy.
   
 
== Military Strength ==
 
== Military Strength ==
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In the Web Novel, if compared with purely human countries, the Theocracy possesses the strongest national power of them all due to its powerful military presence. Let alone their national power, the Theocracy also has the top fighting ability on the continent than any other human country. For instance, they conducted military operations within the nations bordering the Theocracy with the intention of suppressing demi-humans and other races. On the other hand, the Theocracy is capable of conducting large-scale rituals or have the highest class of priest to cast resurrection magic.<ref>''[[Overlord Web Novel|Overlord Second Half]] Chapter 4: Triumphant Return Part 4''</ref>
 
In the Web Novel, if compared with purely human countries, the Theocracy possesses the strongest national power of them all due to its powerful military presence. Let alone their national power, the Theocracy also has the top fighting ability on the continent than any other human country. For instance, they conducted military operations within the nations bordering the Theocracy with the intention of suppressing demi-humans and other races. On the other hand, the Theocracy is capable of conducting large-scale rituals or have the highest class of priest to cast resurrection magic.<ref>''[[Overlord Web Novel|Overlord Second Half]] Chapter 4: Triumphant Return Part 4''</ref>
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The Slane Theocracy was also shown to have access to the [[Six Miko Princesses]], whose usage of the [[Crown of Wisdom]] allows them to perform High-Tiered Magic normally impossible for humans to use or achieve.
   
 
There are [[Six Scriptures]], who are deeply rooted into separate branches of the Theocracy:
 
There are [[Six Scriptures]], who are deeply rooted into separate branches of the Theocracy:
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After losing the entire Sunlight Scripture, several Black Scripture members, Kaire, and one of the Miko Princesses alongside her [[Crown of Wisdom]], one of the Six Cardinals estimated that it will take at least ten years for the Theocracy to fully recover their military strength.
 
After losing the entire Sunlight Scripture, several Black Scripture members, Kaire, and one of the Miko Princesses alongside her [[Crown of Wisdom]], one of the Six Cardinals estimated that it will take at least ten years for the Theocracy to fully recover their military strength.
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Later after the [[Fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom]], the Theocracy's military had gained an immense growth in military forces and power due to the Black Scripture's successful [[Black Scripture's Covert Evacuation Plan|operation]] of convincing several of the Kingdom's Adventurer's to flee and migrate from the Kingdom and into the Theocracy to save themselves.
   
 
== Foreign Relations ==
 
== Foreign Relations ==
The Slane Theocracy is feared as one of the strongest human nations in its corner of the world. While there exist various political and cultural issues with the other neighboring nations, many people see the Theocracy as a necessary evil. In an ironic twist of fate, the actions of the Theocracy have allowed the neighboring human nations time to advance into their own strong societies as they would have disappeared from history, in the face of encroachment from the more populous demi-human nations.
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The Slane Theocracy is the strongest human nations in the region. While there are various political and cultural issues with the other neighboring nations, many see the Theocracy as a necessary evil. In an ironic twist of fate, Theocracy's xenophobic actions allowed its neighboring to advance into their own societies, as they would normally have disappeared in the face of encroaching demi-human nations.
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=== [[Dragon Kingdom]] ===
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The Dragon Kingdom pays tribute to the Slane Theocracy in return for military aid in their war against the [[Beastman Country]]; a deal which the Theocracy honors.
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=== [[Elf Country]] ===
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Originally, the Theocracy and the elves had a cooperative relationship. That ended when its reigning monarch kidnapped and violated one of the Slane Theocracy's Godkin. Presently, the Elf Country and the Slane Theocracy are engaged in a war.
   
 
=== [[Re-Estize Kingdom]] ===
 
=== [[Re-Estize Kingdom]] ===
In the past, the Slane Theocracy secretly shepherded the Kingdom in the hopes this would allow humanity to grow and thrive as well as produce [[Gazef Stronoff|strong]] [[Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra|individuals]]. However, this backfired, as their safer and more comfortable lifestyle caused them to become nothing but a cesspool of corruption that even the Theocracy wished to eradicate. They would even go so far as to allow the Empire to conquer the Kingdom in hopes they would make better use of its resources. The only reason why they didn't go to war with them themselves was out of fear of retaliation by the Argland Council State.
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In the past, the Theocracy secretly shepherded the Kingdom in the hopes this would allow humanity to grow and thrive, as well as [[Azuth Aindra|produce]] [[Brain Unglaus|several]] [[Gazef Stronoff|strong]] [[Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra|individuals]]. However, this backfired, as their relatively peaceful lifestyle caused them to become nothing but a cesspool of corruption that even the Theocracy wished to eradicate.
   
Currently, religious tensions exist between the Kingdom and the Theocracy, though the nations do not appear to be openly aggressive. Conflicts exist behind the scenes in cases such as espionage and small clashes between different parties among the Kingdom. In addition, adventurer parties such as [[Blue Roses]] have been known to interfere in the Sunlight Scripture's demi-human purges.
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The only reason the Theocracy did not conquer the Kingdom themselves was due to fear of retaliation by the Argland Council State. Instead, they planned to on having the Kingdom be conquered by the Baharuth Empire. To this end, while there was no open war between the Theocracy and Kingdom, conflicts existed behind-the-scenes in the form of espionage and [[Assassination Attempt on Gazef Stronoff|small skirmishes]].
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When the Sorcerer Kingdom went to war with the Kingdom, finally spelling the nation's downfall, the Theocracy made no effort to aid their neighbor. However, still wanting to salvage something of their initial project, the [[Black Scripture]] was sent to the Kingdom to recruit powerful [[Adventurer]]s. To do so, the Theocracy offered these individuals sanctuary within their borders. In the end, while failing to recruit [[adamantite]] level individuals, dozens of high-ranking adventurers accepted the offer and migrated to the Theocracy.
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Aside from all the political issues, the two nations also had problems due to religious differences.
   
 
=== [[Baharuth Empire]] ===
 
=== [[Baharuth Empire]] ===
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=== [[Argland Council State]] ===
 
=== [[Argland Council State]] ===
Slane Theocracy's doctrine promotes discrimination and eradication of all demi-humans and non-humans. The formation and existence of a nation of demi-humans is seen as a grave threat to the supremacy of humanity. The Slane Theocracy's military has been known to wipe out entire villages of demi-humans in zealous fervor to their doctrine.
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Slane Theocracy's doctrine, promotes discrimination and eradication of all demi-humans and non-humans. The formation and existence of a nation of demi-humans, is seen as a grave threat to the supremacy of humanity. The Slane Theocracy's military, has been known to wipe out entire villages of demi-humans in zealous fervor to their doctrine.
   
 
Despite the Theocracy's obvious hatred of all non-humans, the nation knows its military limits, as the Cardinals were reluctant to wage direct war against the Argland Council State. This reluctance has also prevented them from expanding and conquering the Re-Estize Kingdom, whose nation lies at the doorstep of the Argland Council State.
 
Despite the Theocracy's obvious hatred of all non-humans, the nation knows its military limits, as the Cardinals were reluctant to wage direct war against the Argland Council State. This reluctance has also prevented them from expanding and conquering the Re-Estize Kingdom, whose nation lies at the doorstep of the Argland Council State.
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So far, no official contact has been established between the Slane Theocracy and the Sorcerer Kingdom besides two small skirmishes during Nazarick's first emergence into the New World, and [[Shalltear Bloodfallen|Shalltear's]] clash with the [[Black Scripture]].
 
So far, no official contact has been established between the Slane Theocracy and the Sorcerer Kingdom besides two small skirmishes during Nazarick's first emergence into the New World, and [[Shalltear Bloodfallen|Shalltear's]] clash with the [[Black Scripture]].
   
If the Theocracy learned of the existence of Nazarick being a potential power base for unholy creatures who lived there, it would mean great calamity for the human race. When Nazarick did reveal its existence to the world, claiming the large swathe of the Re-Estize Kingdom, the Slane Theocracy chose to remain neutral.
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If the Theocracy learned of the existence of Nazarick, being a potential power base for unholy creatures who lived there, it would mean great calamity for the human race. When Nazarick did reveal its existence to the world, claiming the large swathe of the Re-Estize Kingdom, the Slane Theocracy chose to remain neutral.
   
 
After E-Rantel was annexed by the newly arisen nation of non-humans, the benevolent actions of the Sorcerer King and relative peace of E-Rantel confused the higher-ups on how to proceed. Due to the reports about the power of its army, lack of reliable information, and ongoing war with the Elf Country, they decided not to proceed any further on establishing any official conflict with that country for the time being. Instead, the nation decided to send its own spies to infiltrate the capital of the Sorcerer Kingdom to acquire more information about their situation.
 
After E-Rantel was annexed by the newly arisen nation of non-humans, the benevolent actions of the Sorcerer King and relative peace of E-Rantel confused the higher-ups on how to proceed. Due to the reports about the power of its army, lack of reliable information, and ongoing war with the Elf Country, they decided not to proceed any further on establishing any official conflict with that country for the time being. Instead, the nation decided to send its own spies to infiltrate the capital of the Sorcerer Kingdom to acquire more information about their situation.
   
=== [[Dragon Kingdom]] ===
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Despite their general contempt for the inhuman nation, due to its pro-equality to all races in contrast to the Theocracy's central human radicalization. The Theocracy has secretly cooperated with the Sorcerer Kingdom, regarding the inhuman nation's declaration of war of annihilation, against the failed state of the Re-Estize Kingdom.
The Dragon Kingdom pays tribute to the Slane Theocracy each year, in order for them to dispatch troops against the beastmen harassing the Dragon Kingdom.
 
   
Currently, the Theocracy decided to honor its agreement by sending retired Black Scripture members to their aid as their current forces have been severely depleted due to the unexpected loss of the Sunlight Scripture and weakening of several current Black Scripture members.
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Due to the Kingdom's massive corruption in its government, and the degradation of its nobility in decadence from its relative peacefulness, the Theocracy had initially wanted the [[Baharuth Empire]] to conquer the Re-Estize Kingdom. However, ever since the Empire was assimilated into the Sorcerer Kingdom, that thought began to change and shift elsewhere. Learning about the Sorcerer Kingdom's declaration of international war against the Re-Estize Kingdom, due to the foolish actions of a single nobleman, the Theocracy had quietly condemned their fellow human nation to its demise. They deem and admonish the sheer stupidity of the one nobleman who was responsible for sparking the war to happen as a prime example of the Kingdom's failure. Seeing how this war will play out, the Theocracy has instead decided to take advantage of the Sorcerer Kingdom's war by recruiting several of its most talented adventurers into their nation by inviting them to immigrate to their borders for their own safety. This operation was done by taking advantage of the fear the adventurers had knowing that they might become the next target of the Sorcerer Kingdom's invasion and be slaughtered together with the rest of the Kingdom. As a result, while the Sorcerer Kingdom was busy massacring the civilians, the Theocracy silently carry out their operation in the hopes of trying to strengthen themselves, having the kingdom's most gifted join the ranks of their military forces.
   
=== [[Elf Country]] ===
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Ironically, the Slane Theocracy is the ones ultimately responsible for spurring the creation and public debut of the Sorcerer King and his Kingdom due to the [[Black Scripture]]'s usage of [[Downfall of Castle and Country]] against one of the Sorcerer King's Servants, spurring him to take more proactive/destructive moves against the various Human Kingdoms in order to strengthen his defenses and hunt down the ones responsible without restraint.
Originally, the Theocracy and the elves had a cooperative relationship. That ended when its reigning monarch kidnapped and violated one of the Slane Theocracy's Godkin. Presently, the Elf Country and the Slane Theocracy are engaged in a war.
 
   
 
=== [[Roble Holy Kingdom]] ===
 
=== [[Roble Holy Kingdom]] ===
Relations between the two nations was a bit volatile due to some religious differences between them. However, they still share a common enemy that are the demi-human tribes that live in the Abelion Hills. The Holy Kingdom still acknowledges its great power and even considered forming an alliance with the Slane Theocracy to defeat the Sorcerer Kingdom, who they saw as a common threat.
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Relations between the two nations was a bit volatile due to some religious differences between them. However, they still share a common enemy that are the demi-human tribes that live in the Abelion Hills.
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After the founding of the Sorcerer Kingdom, which they considered a common threat, the two countries attempted to form an alliance against the non-human nation. However, talks were slow due to their religious differences and were most likely abandoned following the Holy Kingdom swift in perspective towards the Sorcerer Kingdom after the Sorcerer King personally saved their nation.
   
 
== Known Characters ==
 
== Known Characters ==
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* [[Londes Di Clamp]]
 
* [[Londes Di Clamp]]
 
* [[Captain of the Black Scripture]]
 
* [[Captain of the Black Scripture]]
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* [[Quaiesse Hazeia Quintia]]
 
* [[Ian Als Heim]] <span>(</span>''Mass for the Dead''<span>)</span>
 
* [[Ian Als Heim]] <span>(</span>''Mass for the Dead''<span>)</span>
 
* [[Enhela Read Gahi]] <span>(</span>''Mass for the Dead''<span>)</span>
 
* [[Enhela Read Gahi]] <span>(</span>''Mass for the Dead''<span>)</span>
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* [[Rufus]]
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* The banner of the Slane Theocracy resembles the seven-branch menorah, or candelabrum, one of the oldest symbols of Judaism.
 
* The banner of the Slane Theocracy resembles the seven-branch menorah, or candelabrum, one of the oldest symbols of Judaism.
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* Slaves are a popular and expensive commodity in the Slane Theocracy, especially elves. The elves themselves are psychologically broken and their ears are mutilated. Elves who have skills and are good looking are worth a huge sum, about the same as a magical weapon.
 
* Slaves are a popular and expensive commodity in the Slane Theocracy, especially elves. The elves themselves are psychologically broken and their ears are mutilated. Elves who have skills and are good looking are worth a huge sum, about the same as a magical weapon.
 
* There is a slim possibility that the Slane Theocracy's banner is actually the Six Great Gods' guild flag.
 
* There is a slim possibility that the Slane Theocracy's banner is actually the Six Great Gods' guild flag.
* According to Maruyama, if the Slane Theocracy collapses, so will the Kingdom, Empire, and the Holy Kingdom that will fall to monsters soon after.<ref>''Syosetsu Blog Post: August 30th 2014''</ref>
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* According to the author [[Kugane Maruyama|Maruyama]], if the Slane Theocracy collapses, so will the Kingdom, Empire, and the Holy Kingdom that will fall to monsters soon after.<ref>''Syosetsu Blog Post: August 30th 2014''</ref>
 
* The Slane Theocracy did not have royal families of their own in contrast to the [[Re-Estize Kingdom]], the Baharuth Empire, and the [[Roble Holy Kingdom]].<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 13]] Chapter 6: Gunner and Archer''</ref>
 
* The Slane Theocracy did not have royal families of their own in contrast to the [[Re-Estize Kingdom]], the Baharuth Empire, and the [[Roble Holy Kingdom]].<ref>''[[Overlord Volume 13]] Chapter 6: Gunner and Archer''</ref>
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*Unknowingly to the Slane Theocracy's higher ups of the connections between the incidents, their nation has already have had up to three altercations with the [[Sorcerer Kingdom]], more specifically with the Sorcerer Kingdom's true core of the [[Great Tomb of Nazarick]], each ending with a massive blow to the Theocracy's military that left their nation shorthanded.
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**The First incident being [[Ainz Ooal Gown]] annihilating [[Nigun Grid Luin]] and the rest of the [[Sunlight Scripture]] and the loss of one of their [[Sealing Crystal|national treasures]]. An incident that effectively caused the dissolution of the Scripture and leaving a giant hole in the Theocracy's military.
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**The Second incident being [[Ainz Ooal Gown]] in his adventurer persona, Momon, killing and defeating the traitor and former [[Black Scripture]] member [[Clementine]] in battle and destroying the stolen [[Crown of Wisdom]], a national treasure of the Slane Theocracy and a vocal point in their arcane military before they could retrieve the item.
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** The Third incident occurred when the Theocracy's strongest; The [[Black Scripture]] encountered an unknown [[Shalltear Bloodfallen|Vampire]], who was unknowingly a [[Floor Guardian]] of the Tomb and suffering massive casualties with [[Cedran|two]] [[Beaumarchais|members]] dead and a [[Kaire|user]] of one of their [[Downfall of Castle and Country|God's treasure's]] being severely injured that eventually killed her days after during the scuffle.
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* Although unknown if true or false, it's been implied that the Slane Theocracy were the first ones to coin and invent the system of the [[Adventurer's Guild]] during after the chaos caused by the [[Evil Deities]] done in order to stabilize the war-wrecked human nations victimized by the deities rampage.
 
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Slane Theocracy (スレイン法国) is a human nation of the New World and one of three nations neighboring Nazarick. One of the strongest countries in the region; it is a highly religious state, promoting human supremacy.

Background Edit

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Geographical Location of the Theocracy

Being one of the oldest established human nations, the Slane Theocracy has a history of six hundred years based on fierce adherence to their country's religion. The doctrine of the Slane Theocracy revolves around the Six Great Gods, who appeared six hundred years ago. While so, the country is divided into six different religious sects, each with its own specialized intelligence agency focusing on one expertise they're skillfully good at. Each sect is devoted to one of the Six Great Gods by the Scripture group's color.

Despite being split into different factions, the groups will still cooperate when necessary during times of crisis. They all acknowledge the threat of demons and other races in the world. Additionally, Slane Theocracy's civilization was said to be more advanced in technology than any of the neighboring countries that surround it. The Slane Theocracy also has an institutionalized divine magic training system that is comparable with the Baharuth Empire in terms of arcane magic. One in which they possess a magic school that focuses on training faith-based magic casters. The overall literacy rate for citizens living in the Theocracy is fairly high.[1]

Humanocentrism Edit

Although the Theocracy promotes the discrimination of non-humans and the supremacy of humanity, it only serves to be a tactic from the higher-ups in order to unify all the humans with a common goal and increase their national power. Unlike the common folk, the high officials aren't blinded by xenophobic beliefs and prioritize the survival of humanity. In order to protect humans from the threat of other races, they wanted to bind people together with faith in the Six Great Gods. It was to the point where they tried to keep all God-Kin within their country's borders, even going as far as to detain their wives/potential mothers.

At the same time, the Cardinals recognized the fact that their nation's philosophy has a flaw to it. They feared that their nation's ideology might lead them in a dangerous direction if the Theocracy ever ends up being bordered next to a powerful non-human nation like the Argland Council State. The Cardinals believed that it could play a major factor in radicalizing the citizens to come together and form a militant movement against that nation. As far as this event being the worst-case scenario, the common folk would possibly shout for war with the Argland Council State in order to destroy the enemies of mankind.

The citizens of the Slane Theocracy often viewed people with nonhuman ancestry living in their country as second-class citizens.[2]

Theocracy - Elf War Edit

Despite the Theocracy's prejudice towards non-humans, the nation once had a friendly relationship with the neighboring Elf Country. However, this relationship came to an end when the Elf King abducted and impregnated the ace of the Theocracy's Black Scripture. Fortunately, the Theocracy rescued her and the child that was forced upon her grew up to become Theocracy's strongest God-kin.

Afterward, at the urging of the child, a war of retribution was waged against the Elves. However, despite the Theocracy's superior military strength, progress is slow since the Elf Country is mostly hard to traverse woodland. Thus, the war continues to this day. Elves have also become favored products in the Theocracy's slave trade.

Conspiracies Edit

In order to achieve their goal of allowing humanity to survive in the face of demi-human threats, the Theocracy began to secretly manipulate the affairs of other human nations for what they saw as the greater good.

One of their actions was to shepherd the Re-Estize Kingdom, a human nation completely protected from demi-human nations by its neighbors and natural barriers. They believed this would allow the Kingdom to safely raise powerful individuals who could save mankind. However, its life of peace instead caused many nobles to become arrogant and delusional, resulting in the Kingdom to becoming nothing but a cesspool of corruption.

Deeming the Kingdom to be a failure, the Theocracy shifted its focus to the Baharuth Empire. Since the Theocracy couldn't directly take control of the Kingdom lest they share a border with the Argland Council State, which would inevitably lead to war, they instead planned on letting the Empire conquer the Kingdom.

Chronology Edit

The Undead King Arc Edit

Main article: The Undead King Arc

The Slane Theocracy received a request by some corrupt nobles from the Re-Estize Kingdom to assassinate Gazef Stronoff. To accomplish this task, the Sunlight Scripture was dispatched.[3] During the operation, the Theocracy had the Sunlight Scripture under observation. However, for some reason, they lost the whereabouts of the entire force.[4]

In addition, the Theocracy had received a prophecy of the Catastrophe Dragon Lord's resurrection. In response, the Black Scripture was deployed to slay it. The Theocracy even lend them their nations secret weapon, the World Item of the Six Great Gods; the Downfall of Castle and Country.

The Dark Warrior Arc Edit

Main article: The Dark Warrior Arc

A disaster struck the Theocracy when one of the Black Scripture members, Clementine, stole one of the Six Gods' treasures, the Crown of Wisdom, and went rogue. In response, the Windflower Scripture was sent out in pursuit of her to retrieve the item and execute the traitor.[5]

The Bloody Valkyrie Arc Edit

Main article: The Bloody Valkyrie Arc

Another disaster struck the Theocracy when the Black Scripture encountered a powerful vampire. While the Black Scripture managed to partially brainwash the creature, this only caused it to indiscriminately attack anyone who approached it, forcing the Scripture to retreat.[6]

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc Edit

Main article: The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

After the Black Scripture retreated back to the Theocracy, the captain had a meeting with the Cardinals. In the end, to avoid unnecessary losses, it was decided to let the vampire be and have a standard observation team to monitor it before gathering their forces and confronting it again. The Cardinals also figured that, if someone capable of defeating that monster were to appear, they would have to strengthen their national defense.[7]

The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc Edit

Main article: The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc

The Theocracy learned that the Baharuth Empire had formed an alliance with the newly-founded Sorcerer Kingdom, led by Ainz Ooal Gown, for their Annual War with the Kingdom. Not wanting to make an enemy out of him, the Theocracy send a message to the Kingdom acknowledging his claim to E-Rantel and declaring neutrality in the conflict.[8]

Later, when a human boy threw a stone at Ainz while the latter was claiming E-Rantel, Momon believed he might have been [Charmed] and his action was part of a Theocracy plot to incite revolt.[9]

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc Edit

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

During a meeting of the Supreme Council, they concluded to have made the right choice in staying neutral during the Annual War. Weighing their options, the Council decided that the Theocracy would continue to focus on their war with the Elf Country while sending spies to the Sorcerer Kingdom. They also wanted to bring former Black Scripture members out of retirement and dispatch them to the Dragon Kingdom as aid.[10]

Later, Emperor Jircniv arranged a secret meeting with emissaries from the Theocracy in hopes of forming an alliance against the Sorcerer Kingdom. However, when Ainz Ooal Gown arrived unannounced, the emissaries assumed the Emperor had betrayed them and angrily left. Afterward, the Theocracy cut all ties with the Empire.[11]

The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc Edit

Main article: The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc

To speed up their invasion of the Elf Country, the Theocracy deployed the Holocaust Scripture to the battlefield. With them on the front lines, the nation is expected to overtake the elves in a few years.[12]

The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc Edit

Main article: The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom I

Following the Sorcerer Kingdom's founding, the Theocracy were in talks with the Roble Holy Kingdom to form an alliance against the non-human nation. However, this proved difficult due to both nation's religious differences.[13]

The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc Edit

Main article: The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

The Theocracy had sent several spies to infiltrate the Sorcerer Kingdom. Unbeknownst to them, however, the nation's leadership was fully aware of their presence, but chose to merely observe their movements for now.[14]

When the Sorcerer Kingdom went to war with the Kingdom, the Theocracy sent the Black Scripture to the latter country when its defeat was certain. However, rather then aid them, they were instead ordered to recruit adventurers by offering them sanctuary. In the end, while failing to get some key individuals, many accepted the offer and migrated to the Theocracy.[15]

Culture Edit

The Theocracy preaches human supremacy and the persecution of other "lesser" races. With its religion revolving around the Six Gods and their descendants, the Theocracy is effectively divided into six different religious sects, each with its own unique culture and practices. One factor all groups shared is that the names of the people in the Slane Theocracy consist of a given name, a baptized name, and a family name.

Religion Edit

In addition to worshiping the Six Great Gods, the citizens of the Slane Theocracy hold their descendants in veneration. The preservation of their gods' bloodline is of utmost priority and they make an effort to ensure their legacy carries on to the next generation. To achieve this, the Theocracy practices polygamy. Not only is such a practice considered to be a rare occurrence, but the husband is also restricted to have two wives at most.

Another central part of the Slane Theocracy's religion is the Miko Princesses, who by description are the nation's religious figures vital in performing some of their important rituals. So far, there seem to be Six Miko Princesses, which are related to the elements of the Six Great Gods. Though seemingly an esteemed position of power, in contrast, it appears that the Miko Princesses are effectively living sacrifices. They are chosen from the population with great care and scrutiny, due to the items they are given from their pedestals, which pose many risks to the user.

In the Web Novel, the Six Miko Princesses comprises Miko Princess of Water, Miko Princess of Fire, Miko Princess of Wind, Miko Princess of Earth, Miko Princess of Light, and Miko Princess of Darkness. Likewise, all of them are users of priest-type 5th tier magic, but this is a national secret.[16]

There also exists a special temple dedicated to the God of Water. Within this temple is a special chamber filled with water called "Eye of the Water God."[17]

Politics Edit

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The Six Cardinals of the Six Great Gods.

As a Theocracy, the Slane is governed by a Pontifex Maximus with a position similar to that of an Emperor, elected in a conclave by the Six Cardinals.

The Pontifex Maximus is assisted by a board of advisers from the highest executive authorities in the Slane Theocracy, the council. It consists of the representatives of the Six Great Gods, the Cardinals, and from the government the heads of Executive, Legislature, and the Judiciary, plus the head of the Research Institute in charge of magic affairs, and the Grand Marshal as the highest appointment-holder in the military. The council sits on a round table within a sacred room where everyone is equal. There are no superiors or inferiors on the table, everyone is a collaborator and a comrade, including the Pontifex Maximus.

Cardinals are the highest appointment holders of the six sects that are devoted to the Six Gods. The position of a Cardinal is higher than that of a representative of governmental affairs; the demerit is that they get no wages so that people aspiring to become Cardinals would not be motivated to rise through the ranks by greed. Hence, there were many individuals who took high office with the intention of serving their nation. The current Cardinals are:

There were only two countries that had the capability to set up national-level organizations. One of the two was said to have been the Slane Theocracy.

Military Strength Edit

The knights from the Slane Theocracy are said to be far stronger than those of the Baharuth Empire.

Additionally, there are God-kin among them with great influence over the country. Those special individuals were viewed as demigods who are descendants of their ancestors known as "players." When compared to both the Kingdom's or Empire's clerics, the Theocracy's faith-based magic casters (clerics) are usually more skilled than any of them. The average skill levels in the Theocracy are generally quite high. Also, the Theocracy has at least five artifacts left behind by the Six Great Gods.

In the Web Novel, if compared with purely human countries, the Theocracy possesses the strongest national power of them all due to its powerful military presence. Let alone their national power, the Theocracy also has the top fighting ability on the continent than any other human country. For instance, they conducted military operations within the nations bordering the Theocracy with the intention of suppressing demi-humans and other races. On the other hand, the Theocracy is capable of conducting large-scale rituals or have the highest class of priest to cast resurrection magic.[18]

The Slane Theocracy was also shown to have access to the Six Miko Princesses, whose usage of the Crown of Wisdom allows them to perform High-Tiered Magic normally impossible for humans to use or achieve.

There are Six Scriptures, who are deeply rooted into separate branches of the Theocracy:

After losing the entire Sunlight Scripture, several Black Scripture members, Kaire, and one of the Miko Princesses alongside her Crown of Wisdom, one of the Six Cardinals estimated that it will take at least ten years for the Theocracy to fully recover their military strength.

Later after the Fall of the Re-Estize Kingdom, the Theocracy's military had gained an immense growth in military forces and power due to the Black Scripture's successful operation of convincing several of the Kingdom's Adventurer's to flee and migrate from the Kingdom and into the Theocracy to save themselves.

Foreign Relations Edit

The Slane Theocracy is the strongest human nations in the region. While there are various political and cultural issues with the other neighboring nations, many see the Theocracy as a necessary evil. In an ironic twist of fate, Theocracy's xenophobic actions allowed its neighboring to advance into their own societies, as they would normally have disappeared in the face of encroaching demi-human nations.

Dragon Kingdom Edit

The Dragon Kingdom pays tribute to the Slane Theocracy in return for military aid in their war against the Beastman Country; a deal which the Theocracy honors.

Elf Country Edit

Originally, the Theocracy and the elves had a cooperative relationship. That ended when its reigning monarch kidnapped and violated one of the Slane Theocracy's Godkin. Presently, the Elf Country and the Slane Theocracy are engaged in a war.

Re-Estize Kingdom Edit

In the past, the Theocracy secretly shepherded the Kingdom in the hopes this would allow humanity to grow and thrive, as well as produce several strong individuals. However, this backfired, as their relatively peaceful lifestyle caused them to become nothing but a cesspool of corruption that even the Theocracy wished to eradicate.

The only reason the Theocracy did not conquer the Kingdom themselves was due to fear of retaliation by the Argland Council State. Instead, they planned to on having the Kingdom be conquered by the Baharuth Empire. To this end, while there was no open war between the Theocracy and Kingdom, conflicts existed behind-the-scenes in the form of espionage and small skirmishes.

When the Sorcerer Kingdom went to war with the Kingdom, finally spelling the nation's downfall, the Theocracy made no effort to aid their neighbor. However, still wanting to salvage something of their initial project, the Black Scripture was sent to the Kingdom to recruit powerful Adventurers. To do so, the Theocracy offered these individuals sanctuary within their borders. In the end, while failing to recruit adamantite level individuals, dozens of high-ranking adventurers accepted the offer and migrated to the Theocracy.

Aside from all the political issues, the two nations also had problems due to religious differences.

Baharuth Empire Edit

The Empire has made many appeals to the Theocracy for its assistance in sharing their teachings on divine magic. However, the Theocracy has yet to make any response back to the Empire's request on the issue.

In truth, the Theocracy has long been monitoring its activities and political movements and considered it to be the more successful nation compared to its neighbor, the Re-Estize Kingdom, which they considered a failure. Because of this, they planned to permit its conquest of the Kingdom.

After the massacre at the Katze Plains and the founding of the Sorcerer Kingdom, the Theocracy became wary of the Empire, as they allied themselves with an undead. The Theocracy thus sends an envoy to the Empire to confirm if Emperor Jircniv was still on the side of humanity. However, when the Sorcerer King walked in on their meeting, the envoys assumed the Emperor had sold them out and left. Afterward, the Theocracy severed all ties with the Empire.

Argland Council State Edit

Slane Theocracy's doctrine, promotes discrimination and eradication of all demi-humans and non-humans. The formation and existence of a nation of demi-humans, is seen as a grave threat to the supremacy of humanity. The Slane Theocracy's military, has been known to wipe out entire villages of demi-humans in zealous fervor to their doctrine.

Despite the Theocracy's obvious hatred of all non-humans, the nation knows its military limits, as the Cardinals were reluctant to wage direct war against the Argland Council State. This reluctance has also prevented them from expanding and conquering the Re-Estize Kingdom, whose nation lies at the doorstep of the Argland Council State.

Sorcerer Kingdom Edit

So far, no official contact has been established between the Slane Theocracy and the Sorcerer Kingdom besides two small skirmishes during Nazarick's first emergence into the New World, and Shalltear's clash with the Black Scripture.

If the Theocracy learned of the existence of Nazarick, being a potential power base for unholy creatures who lived there, it would mean great calamity for the human race. When Nazarick did reveal its existence to the world, claiming the large swathe of the Re-Estize Kingdom, the Slane Theocracy chose to remain neutral.

After E-Rantel was annexed by the newly arisen nation of non-humans, the benevolent actions of the Sorcerer King and relative peace of E-Rantel confused the higher-ups on how to proceed. Due to the reports about the power of its army, lack of reliable information, and ongoing war with the Elf Country, they decided not to proceed any further on establishing any official conflict with that country for the time being. Instead, the nation decided to send its own spies to infiltrate the capital of the Sorcerer Kingdom to acquire more information about their situation.

Despite their general contempt for the inhuman nation, due to its pro-equality to all races in contrast to the Theocracy's central human radicalization. The Theocracy has secretly cooperated with the Sorcerer Kingdom, regarding the inhuman nation's declaration of war of annihilation, against the failed state of the Re-Estize Kingdom.

Due to the Kingdom's massive corruption in its government, and the degradation of its nobility in decadence from its relative peacefulness, the Theocracy had initially wanted the Baharuth Empire to conquer the Re-Estize Kingdom. However, ever since the Empire was assimilated into the Sorcerer Kingdom, that thought began to change and shift elsewhere. Learning about the Sorcerer Kingdom's declaration of international war against the Re-Estize Kingdom, due to the foolish actions of a single nobleman, the Theocracy had quietly condemned their fellow human nation to its demise. They deem and admonish the sheer stupidity of the one nobleman who was responsible for sparking the war to happen as a prime example of the Kingdom's failure. Seeing how this war will play out, the Theocracy has instead decided to take advantage of the Sorcerer Kingdom's war by recruiting several of its most talented adventurers into their nation by inviting them to immigrate to their borders for their own safety. This operation was done by taking advantage of the fear the adventurers had knowing that they might become the next target of the Sorcerer Kingdom's invasion and be slaughtered together with the rest of the Kingdom. As a result, while the Sorcerer Kingdom was busy massacring the civilians, the Theocracy silently carry out their operation in the hopes of trying to strengthen themselves, having the kingdom's most gifted join the ranks of their military forces.

Ironically, the Slane Theocracy is the ones ultimately responsible for spurring the creation and public debut of the Sorcerer King and his Kingdom due to the Black Scripture's usage of Downfall of Castle and Country against one of the Sorcerer King's Servants, spurring him to take more proactive/destructive moves against the various Human Kingdoms in order to strengthen his defenses and hunt down the ones responsible without restraint.

Roble Holy Kingdom Edit

Relations between the two nations was a bit volatile due to some religious differences between them. However, they still share a common enemy that are the demi-human tribes that live in the Abelion Hills.

After the founding of the Sorcerer Kingdom, which they considered a common threat, the two countries attempted to form an alliance against the non-human nation. However, talks were slow due to their religious differences and were most likely abandoned following the Holy Kingdom swift in perspective towards the Sorcerer Kingdom after the Sorcerer King personally saved their nation.

Known Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The banner of the Slane Theocracy resembles the seven-branch menorah, or candelabrum, one of the oldest symbols of Judaism.
  • The Slane Theocracy is the only nation with a population register so as to aid in finding proper candidates for the positions of the Miko Princesses.
  • The Rubik's Cube was introduced by the Six Great Gods and is a popular toy in the Theocracy.
  • Slaves are a popular and expensive commodity in the Slane Theocracy, especially elves. The elves themselves are psychologically broken and their ears are mutilated. Elves who have skills and are good looking are worth a huge sum, about the same as a magical weapon.
  • There is a slim possibility that the Slane Theocracy's banner is actually the Six Great Gods' guild flag.
  • According to the author Maruyama, if the Slane Theocracy collapses, so will the Kingdom, Empire, and the Holy Kingdom that will fall to monsters soon after.[19]
  • The Slane Theocracy did not have royal families of their own in contrast to the Re-Estize Kingdom, the Baharuth Empire, and the Roble Holy Kingdom.[20]
  • Unknowingly to the Slane Theocracy's higher ups of the connections between the incidents, their nation has already have had up to three altercations with the Sorcerer Kingdom, more specifically with the Sorcerer Kingdom's true core of the Great Tomb of Nazarick, each ending with a massive blow to the Theocracy's military that left their nation shorthanded.
    • The First incident being Ainz Ooal Gown annihilating Nigun Grid Luin and the rest of the Sunlight Scripture and the loss of one of their national treasures. An incident that effectively caused the dissolution of the Scripture and leaving a giant hole in the Theocracy's military.
    • The Second incident being Ainz Ooal Gown in his adventurer persona, Momon, killing and defeating the traitor and former Black Scripture member Clementine in battle and destroying the stolen Crown of Wisdom, a national treasure of the Slane Theocracy and a vocal point in their arcane military before they could retrieve the item.
    • The Third incident occurred when the Theocracy's strongest; The Black Scripture encountered an unknown Vampire, who was unknowingly a Floor Guardian of the Tomb and suffering massive casualties with two members dead and a user of one of their God's treasure's being severely injured that eventually killed her days after during the scuffle.
  • Although unknown if true or false, it's been implied that the Slane Theocracy were the first ones to coin and invent the system of the Adventurer's Guild during after the chaos caused by the Evil Deities done in order to stabilize the war-wrecked human nations victimized by the deities rampage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ARCADIA 2.14: ARCADIA 391 06-19-2010
  2. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 2: Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web
  3. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 4: Duel
  4. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 5: Ruler of Death
  5. Overlord Volume 02 Chapter 1: The Two Adventurers
  6. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 2: True Vampire
  7. Overlord Volume 04 Intermission
  8. Overlord Volume 09 Chapter 2: Preparations for the Battle
  9. Overlord Volume 09 Brand New Chapter
  10. Overlord Volume 10 Intermission
  11. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 3: The Baharuth Empire
  12. Overlord Volume 11 Intermission
  13. Overlord Volume 12 Chapter 1: The Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth
  14. Overlord Volume 14 Prologue
  15. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 3: The Last King
  16. Overlord First Half Chapter 60: Settings
  17. Overlord First Half Chapter 87: Various Countries Part 5
  18. Overlord Second Half Chapter 4: Triumphant Return Part 4
  19. Syosetsu Blog Post: August 30th 2014
  20. Overlord Volume 13 Chapter 6: Gunner and Archer

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