The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Chapter 3 Part 2

Holfault Kingdom’s royal capital was placed at the center of the continent.

That location held a dungeon since the olden days, causing monsters to gush forth. Yet at the same time, that dungeon was a goldmine of resources for its output of demon stones.

It’s become a source of income and materials for the kingdom, and is the primary factor for why it rose up into a powerful nation.

The continent is very large, and doesn’t have just one or two sites for pumping water from the sea. There are numerous spots where water is being drawn, and the soil is rich.

The floating island draws up seawater and spreads it throughout the land. I’m not sure how they filter the salt water, but since it’s just part of the lackluster setting, there’s no point in paying attention to it.

It’s known as a beautiful continent that harmonizes with nature.

The scale of the royal capital is very large.

I believe that the population of the urban district alone reaches a million people.

It’s a modern town with things like a sewer system and electricity.

Such a place is where nobles attend the academy.

A small floating island located slightly away from the urban district became a harbor for airships, and is where incoming airships anchor.

I was on an airship that my household purchased, the type that was fifty meters large.

The latest models of airships have a deck laid out at the top, but the rest is covered in armor. Its form resembled a submarine.

My older brother was yawning while carrying his travel bags.

“It’s nice to come here directly from our house. We don’t have to transfer flights like on regular air services.”

Before this, he had to transfer flights between home and the academy.

My older brother, and the second son, is a third year student at the academy. My older sister and the second daughter, “Jenna,” is a second year student. A city slicker sister that follows fashion, dyed her hair brown, and bought a slave after realizing that the household had money.

He was a skinny, yet muscular beastman demi-human with cat ears, and he wore a suit more elegant than what I had.

“I would have preferred a more extravagant airship. I hate how my friends have a luxury liner, and yet I only have this cheap-feeling thing.”

I wanted to say that this wasn’t her airship, and that if she didn’t like it, then she didn’t need to ride on it.

My older brother averted his eyes, seeming to have the same thoughts.

“Even though our mother is upright, when it comes to these girls, it’s a different story.”

My older brother and I carried our traveling bags and headed towards the boarding terminal for an airship of the regular air service, and then my older sister followed afterwards with her slave carrying her luggage.

“One moment, did you guys hear what I said? Leon, if you still have money, then give me some. Your older sister’s entertainment expenses are not something to laugh at.”

Ignoring the noisy animal that was my sister, I talked to my older brother.

“Brother, are you dissatisfied with me being the only one going to the advanced class? If you want, how about I say that my achievements were actually your doing?”

“I wouldn’t stoop so low as to take the credit for your achievements, brother. I don’t want to go to the advanced class anyways. As you know, only those kinds of women are there.”

Both of us looked behind to see our sister still mumbling complaints.

“…She had the nerve to buy an expensive slave using my own money. How scum-like.”

When I murmured that in annoyance, my sister’s slave glared at me.

It seemed his cat ears twitched and had heard what I said.

My brother placed his hand on my shoulder.

“You’ve been burdened with going to the advanced class. You have my sympathies.”

Going to the advanced class means being of the status where one receives a fitting education or has slaves. Therefore, rich households make a display of themselves by having fancy slaves accompany their daughters.

On the other hand, if a boy pointlessly tries to walk with a fancy woman slave accompanying him, he’ll receive cold looks.

…What a cruel world this is.

My brother gave his words of gratitude while a little embarrassed.

“Well, thanks to you, I can study without taking a part-time job. Now if I could only find a partner, then I’d be very grateful.”

“Then, I think I can help with──”

“I won’t ask for anything unreasonable. Whoops, it’s easy to get lost at the terminal, so there’s a need to memorize it.”

Guided by my brother, I moved to the terminal of the regular air service, and confirmed that there were many other students heading to the academy.

Most of the people that use the airship harbor are from the knight up to the viscount households. It seems that earl households and above have exclusive harbors prepared for them by the city, and that’s where they get on and off of.

In terms of my previous world, it would be closer to call it a bus terminal or a railway station rather than an airship harbor. It has a closer impression to that than of a harbor.

One has to wait until the regular air service arrives.

When our sulky sister behind us was in a panic for some odd reason.

My brother put his hand over his forehand.

“What’s wrong?”

My brother pointed to a crowd of people.

“They’re followers of duke households.”

Upon looking, a grand group of people cutting in line caught my attention. There was group of females followed by beautiful slaves behind them. Then there were boys after them.

My sister made an unpleasant expression.

“It seems a great number of prestigious nobles are going to enroll, and their followers also make up a large group.”

The heir and daughters of the duke households called out to their followers who were people under their household’s guardianship or classmates involved that were waiting for them. They’re there to protect the heirs and help them out.

In the future, those followers will be people that support high-ranking nobles. Though it’s assumed that the academy treats students equally…the reality is that nothing but influence matters.

“I see…so they’re henchmen that get cocky because there’s a boss in town?”

My brother and sister panicked after I said that.

“Y, you idiot!”

“Are you an idiot?! Hey, are you actually an idiot?!”

The two were worried about whether the followers heard what I said. Then, they were relived after the followers didn’t turn their attention towards us.

“Those demi-humans with good ears may have heard it, though. You should be more alert. Things would’ve gotten serious if they had heard you.”

I apologized in light of my brother’s warning.

“I’ll be careful in the future.”

My sister was getting irritated.

“You really need to be careful. I won’t forgive you if you cause trouble for me.”

…Can this animal only think for itself?

Then, an airship that was like a small bus had arrived, and stopped by our harbor.

 ◇

The academy was in the royal capital.

It was able to reserve a large plot of land in a place with a large population density, making the school buildings large and the scale of the student dormitories vast as well.

My brother headed towards the dorms for the regular class, but I headed towards the dorms used for the advanced class.

…I’m feeling down.

The student dorms were unthinkably extravagant, the entrance was pretty much like a hotel lobby.

There’s even someone at a reception desk, and the people working here are pretty much like hotel employees. They wore uniforms, were thoroughly trained, and were operating briskly.

“Wow, it seems just like it did in the game”

It’s a gorgeous student dormitory. That’s the impression that came out of me. Though some would say that this is their long-awaited academy, it doesn’t change that this is prison for me.

In the game, the dormitory interior appeared as a background.

I’m not really that excited.

I went to the reception desk to know what room I would be using.

“It seems you are Leon Fou Baltfault. Your room will be over here.”

The staff member explained with a map of the dorms and handed me a key.

“Be sure to look over the rules inside of your dorm. Afterwards, if you have any questions, then voice out to one of the people in charge.”

The way it was explained in an uninterested manner oozed with the sense of this being just a job to the person.

Upon which, I was pushed aside by a student who came in from behind and wanted to talk to the reception desk.

“Hey, guide me to my room.”

Surrounding the student with the very big attitude were boys who seemed to be followers. It seemed that the person is from a rich viscount family.

The staff member, hearing the person’s name, silently nodded.

“Welcome! I will show you the way at once. Now then, I can carry your baggage.”

It was clearly different from how I was treated.

What an academy this is. Perhaps it’s because of this being the world of an otome game, or perhaps it’s because of this being a society of nobles…but there’s some genuine preferential treatment going on here. It’s also affected by one’s popularity in the class, but the scale of their household and their influence have a big impact on the matter. Despite the academy singing praises about equality, there’s clearly a difference in how people are treated.

“I want to go home already.”

I headed towards the corridor of my dorm while raising a complaint, and arrived at the dorm I was going to use for three years.

I unlocked the door and entered the single room, but it wasn’t that wide.

The room had been cleaned, and my luggage had been sent and placed here already.

When I opened a box and set it down in the room, I noticed that there were things like notebooks and textbooks for the academy, so I placed them on my desk.

“So this is where I’m residing for three years…”

I flipped through a textbook. Textbooks concerning magic are difficult, so I can’t understand what’s being written in here right now.

This is the world of a game, and yet I’m fed up with things like this. I wanted a gentler world.

[Since you’ve arrived, I’d like it if you released me quickly.]

A voice called out from inside the bag I brought. When opening the bag and taking out what’s inside, Luxon appeared and surveyed the room.

“Ah~, my bad. I forgot.”

[…As expected of my master. Your ability to remember is something praiseworthy.]

I continued to tidy things up while listening to this thing’s sarcasm.

“So, how was your cruise?”

[All surfaces of my main unit are in excellent condition. I have no impression of the cruise. Though my only surprise is the magic technology, it’s still at a level reproducible by science…I will continue investigating magic technology in the future.]

In other words, there was something noteworthy about it.

“So you’re an AI that can’t be honest. Are you a tsundere?”

[Oh? Are you trying to seek a womanly part within me? Unfortunately, the concept of gender does not apply to me, so I cannot respond to your feelings, master.]

I mustn’t get angry at this thing.

I was ready to punch it, but I took a distance and returned to tidying up everything.

Upon which, I heard a knocking sound.


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31 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Chapter 3 Part 2”

  1. Thanks for the release!

    I hope the MC can somehow distance himself from his sisters. Or is it the world’s (game’s?) society that made them this way? We shall see when more female characters are introduced. But going from that large entourage scene, unlikely. Best find a daughter from a knight household anyways MC!

    1. in my opinion it will be someone who wants to say “hi” to everyone or something like that (well you know enthusiastic boy/girl what wants to be a friend with everyone) or it is information about something like start of classes

  2. I just hope he’ll eventually accept that this world is his new reality, his indifference towards this world will definitely bite him in the arse in the future. Also I really want to know why women can act like that in that world, is it because they can use magic better? Have more mana? I just want an explanation….

    1. Well, it’s originally a world for Otome games. But yeah, an actual, historical, logical reason will be nice to know.

      At this pace, I won’t be surprised if the male lower nobles eventually rebel.

  3. He is an idiot. He even challenge the prince in manga in FIRST PAGE before the story start you know.

    Thanks for your great work

  4. Thanks for the chapter!!! I just had to read more after seeing the first chapter of the manga, and this novel really is addictive. lol. I dont think many have every thought of placing a normal male into a otome game world before, and now, I can’t wait to see how Leon will react to and affect the world. He might have to become another Esdeath if he antagonized the wrong people and gets pushed into a corner.

    Although, I gotta say that it is no wonder that Leon feels the world is distorted. It was explained how men had to succeed as the head of the household, fight as soldiers, and/or work as civil officials. They can even have mistresses openly.

    Despite this, for the nobility, women receive all the benefits and authority without doing anything, and the males are treated a second-class citizens who are only meant to creating heirs. The males can’t have female slaves (and possibly can’t have many ambiguous relationships with the opposite sex) before marriage, or else, they will receive cold looks with bad reputation. The males are also treated without much expectations (while being treated with less attention/care than the male slaves) and must desperately look for a wife before reaching 20 years old. On the other hand, the females just have to pick a husband and enjoy his hard earned money while having sex with their various lovers.

    ………Although the princess is seemingly going to inherit the throne, the Kingdom’s society is barely matriarchal. Rather, it really is a nonsensical paradise for women. Heck, their marriage system is basically an unnecessary sham at that point, and you would honestly have to doubt the lineage of more than half of those nobles. (Are we really going to trust that every wife knows or cares whose child they gave to?)

    lol. With how corrupted and nonsensical things are becoming in his view, I am just surprised that he didn’t make “to not start a rebellion or wipe out the kingdom due to stress” as his first goal. lol

  5. Going with the flow the heroine is prob the MC from the otome game,no? And she’s probably a cunning girl pretending to be innocent aiming for a reverse harem too. I hope my guess is correct lol.

  6. [Oh? Are you trying to seek a womanly part within me? Unfortunately, the concept of gender does not apply to me, so I cannot respond to your feelings, master.]

    Fuck yeah Luxon, you’re the best.

  7. The MC’s in a tough situation and I can’t think of any easy way out. He’s in for a long term struggle, which is good for the story but I sure hope he gets something to lean back on before he totally loses it.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  8. Thank you for the chapter.
    I’m a bit disappointed. I thought he’d ask Luxon to inhabit and attractive femdroid body but I guess he’s minding his appearance or he is no longer interested in women. I wonder if there’s any chance the MC would fall for him and what he might do about it.

  9. Corrections/Suggestions…

    that dungeon is goldmine of resources –> that dungeon was goldmine of resources
    Its form resembles a submarine –> Its form resembled a submarine
    yawning while carrying travel bags –> yawning while carrying his travel bags
    Beforehand, he had to transfer flights between home and the academy –> Before this, he had to transfer flights between home and the academy
    My brother points to a crowd of people. –> My brother pointed to a crowd of people.
    The staff member explains on a map of the dorms and hands me a key –> The staff member explained with a map of the dorms and handed me a key
    very big attitude were boys that seemed to be followers –> very big attitude were boys who seemed to be followers
    I will continue investigation magic technology in the future –> I will continue investigating magic technology in the future

  10. ? I took that as him super imposing himself into the heroine in the game, as they then cut to her making a challenge.

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