The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Chapter 8 Part 3


TLN: Changing Arogantz to Arroganz


A large box descended from the sky and then its speed slowed down before it hit the ground.

Once the front portion of the box opened, the side and top portions also opened to reveal a suit of armor.

When I used it before, it wasn’t for battle, but for a test ride. However, it’s appearance right now had the style and dignity for something to be used in combat. It was the perfect armor, which made me feel sorry when I first used it to dig a hole in the floating island.

However, I was concerned about the name.

“…What meaning does Arroganz have?”

I felt like I had heard it somewhere before…a dreadful name, but I personally liked it.

[It’s the perfect word for you.]

“Is that so? I suppose you can tasteful every once in a while.”

Unlike the currently commonplace stylish armor, the dark grey armor was built to be tough. The main body itself is larger than regular armor.

It was suited for combat, didn’t have any decorations, and looked like a rugged robot.

The armor belonging to the prince and the others were of the slim type for high mobility, while mine was the heavy type that looked slow.

There were people in the audience that made a roar of laughter when seeing my armor make an appearance in the arena.

They were third year students who had gathered.

In any case, with this large of an event──I felt it was quite possible that students were gathering here to see the gallant figure of Julian and the others.

Thousands of people had gathered, but the audience seating was enough to accommodate them since the number of people it could hold was in the ten thousands.

Anjelica looked at me in doubt.

“Do you plan on fighting with this? Could it possibly be a lost item? If it is, you probably think that it’s strong, right? Though lost items are impossible to reproduce, just because it is one doesn’t mean it’s strong.”

Olivia rested her hand against her cheek and tilted her head to the side.

“Though, it’s kind of cute.”

“You’re sense of beauty is strange. Not only is it unrefined, but it’s unfit for the current battle.”

In the current trend of emphasizing offense over defense, it was common to have something move quickly to kill the enemy.

In other words, heavy armor appeared obsolete, behind the times.

I liked heavy equipment, though.

“If you take a look, you’ll understand.”

I went up to the stage inside the arena.

When I approached the spot where the armor was, violet armor descended onto the arena. It gave the impression of being long and narrow, and it carried a number of weapons resembling lances on its back.

Judging from its color, it was Brad.

The chest of the armor opened, revealing the figure of Brad.

“I’ll commend you for coming here and not running away. However, did you plan on winning against my armor with that old, outdated one you have? The manufacturing of this armor by a skilled craftsman alone requires white gold coins to──”

Ignoring his boasts, I opened the chest of my armor as well.

As I slipped inside, I placed my arms into the two compartments in front of me. I clutched the joysticks within. They were like joysticks from a game.

When I grasped them, the chest closed, obstructing my field of vision, but──

[Arroganz is activating.]

Arroganz started booting up in response to Luxon’s words. In front of me was an image that made it seem as if I was practically outside.

The interior mechanisms moved around and fastened onto my body. They protected the head, neck, torso, and so on.

Now that the preparations were complete, I looked ahead and found that Brad was still boasting about his armor.

“That guy is still bragging on?”

[Based on his story, the weapons he’s carrying on his back are like drones. Should we deploy measures against them?]

That’s not necessary for this person. After all…that purple guy is basically weak at hitting, right?”

In the game, he really was a pain to deal with since he would quickly go down.

When Arroganz took a step forward, Brad made a face as if he lost his temper. It seemed that he wasn’t pleased about me ignoring his speech.

It was fine…I knew about the characteristics of his armor since Luxon had listened to him.

[…He took offence at your attitude.]

While Luxon said that, the chest closed and he took a position ready for battle, so I took out my weapon.

“Let’s see…we’ll go with the best blade.”

Upon which, a shovel from the storage box of this thing’s backpack popped out. Though it’s main use was for digging holes, it was the best shovel-blade.

Since it was to be used with armor, it was definitely large, but…a shovel is still a shovel.

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“Huh?!”

[We placed this top-tier shovel in storage after using it from last time, didn’t we.]

“Take out a blade!”

[You’re the one who has to specify that first, master.]

That thing definitely did this while actually knowing what I wanted.

While I readied the shovel, I could hear laughter from the audience, but Brad got enraged, perhaps thinking that I was mocking him.

“You, are you making fun of me by doing that?!”

I heard the voice of a teacher acting as a referee within the arena.

“Both of you, first on the agenda is to take the oath of a duel and──”

However, Brad, who was grandly rushing ahead, didn’t stop himself.

Brad was holding a spear in both of his hands, pointing it towards me to try and pierce me. He aimed at my torso. It seemed that he was planning to kill me.

The tip of the spear was engulfed in light from an outburst of magic.

Luxon was impressed.

[What a magnificent rush forward.]

“You──”

The people outside couldn’t hear the conversation between Luxon and me. It would definitely would be troublesome if someone knew about Luxon.

I operated my armor, and moved it according to my mental image. The heavy armor lightly stepped to the side, immediately seized Brad’s arm, and held it down.

“L, let go!”

“Alright, calm down. Look, we have to do the oath of a duel. If you don’t do it, you’ll get into lots of trouble, so follow through with it.”

Anjelica was in a cold sweat while watching the movements of Arroganz.

Next to her was Olivia, an amateur who knew nothing about armor and was cheering him on.

“Anjelica, it seems like Leon can hold out!”

Seeing Olivia like that, Anjelica could only nod along while going “S, sure.”

However, on the inside, she thought that what she was seeing was impossible.

(What were those movements just now? Can armor that heavy make such light movements? Impossible. Just what in the world is that armor? There more weight there is, the more burden its supposed to have on the pilot.)

Going by the theory about armor, Arroganz’s weight seemed impossible.

Furthermore, not only were its sudden movements surprisingly light, it also had power. There was no way it could have the power to hold down Brad’s armor with a single arm.

(That armor was specifically arranged for the heir of the Field family. It’s not one of the many mass produced ones. It’s a custom made armor. Is it really something that can be pinned down with one hand?)

The two people in the arena, the representatives in the duel, then spoke the oath.

It was an oath where no grudges were to be made, even if death occurred.

Anjelica couldn’t keep her eyes off of Leon’s armor and didn’t pay attention to what the two were saying.

A voice from somewhere around her had called out.

“What’s going on? Hurry up and start.”

“I betted everything I had on his Highness. Wasn’t this supposed to be where we get rich quick?”

“I even borrowed money from my parents’ house!”

Many in the audience wanted Leon to quickly lose.

Some of the students even went as far as to get a loan to bet on the victory of Julian and the others. It was the opportunity for both boys and girls alike to earn money.

Anjelica smiled.

“Ah hah, ah hah hah!”

When Anjelica laughed, Olivia glanced at her as if frightened.

“W, what’s the matter?”

“I suppose I can’t help but laugh. That man is a really cruel individual.”

Olivia replied.

“He’s not cruel! Leon is a kind person!”

“I suppose. I suppose.”

While indifferently brushing Olivia aside, Anjelica pondered.

(Though, why did he side with me? I certainly understand that he has a chance of winning, but now that I think about it, being my ally seems like a bad plan. It don’t think it’s because he has a poor head.)

Brad was losing his patience.

Within the narrow interior of his armor, the lukewarm condensation from his breathes were bouncing back to him.

“What the hell, what the hell.”

When he looked at his armor, there were dents shaped like fingers where his arm was held down. His armor had a metal-like strength, but was further protected by magic. A number of attacks wouldn’t give it a scratch.

──It normally shouldn’t be affected by how much it had been through.

Furthermore──it couldn’t move at all.

He couldn’t move to resist, and it didn’t seem like his opponent was straining himself either.

Now waiting for the signal to start the duel, all his composure from before was gone.

“Now that it has come to this, I have no choice but to use them.”

On his back were long and narrow cones, spears with no handles, which he could use as a soaring weapon through magic.

He really wanted to kill him using a spear to make a display of his prowess towards Marie. Brad was concerned about his lack of martial arts, and pondered while holding back from using the spears behind him that were meant for magic.

(I’m going to lose at this rate. If that happens right in front of Marie…that will be grave!”

Brad’s high talent in magic was his last resort.

He had a killing move that could create an assault of four spears and pierce the enemy from four different directions.

“Now then, the two of you──begin!”

Once the duel started, he unleashed the spears behind his back There were four of them.

“No matter what armor that is, there’s no way it will withstand four simultaneous attacks from──”

While Brad was speaking, the dark grey steel giant was approaching him.

Just then, he could see it grandly brandishing a shovel with both of its hands.

“──Huh?”

The violent sound of metal clashing against metal could be heard throughout the arena.

The two of us initiated an assault at the same time as the duel began, but when hit with a shovel, he was blown away to the wall of the arena.

“What power.”

The overwhelming difference in the performance of our machines caused everything to be over before my opponent could attack.

Even though it was just a strike with the shovel in a straight path, he had already reached the point where he couldn’t attack using his pointy hat things.

[The full potential isn’t being utilized. I’m impressed about moving armor using magic, but that’s the only technique noteworthy. It isn’t smart for him to have so many pointless decorations on his armor.]

…Does this thing bear a grudge about the fact that Arroganz was laughed at? Well, Luxon is an manmade creation, so perhaps it minds quite a bit.

I approached the purple armor that had been bent after hitting the wall.

My opponent tried to move, but I stomped on him.

A creaking sound could be heard.

“S, stop! It hurts──help!”

Though my opponent’s armor was dented, my shovel had not a single scratch. Perhaps it would be good to keep battling like this using the shovel.

I ignored Brad’s pleas for help.

“Listen here, I might just end up flattening you. So, you better admit defeat, and make it quick.”

[Forcing someone to yield using overwhelming power…as expected of my master. There aren’t many people who resonate with the word coward as much you do.]

“…Do you hate me or something?”

[No, I’m praising you. After all, the word coward is a compliment in a competition. One doesn’t fight unless they think they’ll win. I’d like to be where you are as well.]

──Right, I got involved because I could win.

While holding the shovel in my right hand, I trampled on the purple bastard.

I should mention that it was true when I said that I wanted to beat these guys up. I remember saying in my previous life that I would knock the daylights out of these tiresome bastards.

As I gradually strengthened the power in my trampling, I could hear a strange sound, perhaps from the important part of Brad’s armor, the main frame, turning crooked.

“Hey now, you might end up dying if you don’t hurry and admit defeat.”

“I admit it! I admit defeat!”

I stopped my movements once Brad, on the verge of tears, shouted out the recognition of his defeat.

Then, I slowly lifted the right foot I was using to trample on Brad, and turned my head around to look at the arena. The spears he had fired were laying on the ground of the arena or had pierced into it.

The audience in the arena fell silent.

I looked in the direction of the referee.

“Referee, announce Brad’s defeat.”

When saying that, the referee shouted my full name.

“Th, the winner is Leon Fou Baltfault!”

Only the sounds of a few people clapping could be heard in the spacious arena.

“It seems there are some people who are clapping.”

I’d understand if it were just Anjelica and Olivia clapping, but there were several more that were clapping as well.

When looking at the people through the camera in the machine’s head, I saw a teacher, my mentor, straightening his back while clapping.

…My mentor was a gentleman, even at times like these.


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92 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Chapter 8 Part 3”

  1. First muscle head lost with one hit… Good job for being sacrifices Brad. GJ.
    Then after this who is the second stupid muscle head?

    Thanks for your great work

    1. Wasn’t Brad a magician due to not being good with martial or physical abilities which are the only boasting points other nobles consider worthwhile? The spear user should be the ultimate musclehead since it was remarked didn’t like settling things with words when Angelica made the challenge for a duel along with being the only member in prince’s party during dungeon crawl with experience fighting?

    1. Shovels are great, you can dig fortifications, make pits, hit your opponents with them and then, when everything is over, use it to clean up. Tombstone not included.

    2. Considering what the shovel did, picking it was the right choice. Any actual weapon would likely have instakilled that snotty guy. Wonder if Marie fainted frowthing foam upon seeing Leon’s machine?

      1. It wasn’t hers to begin with
        So she don’t have the right to be mad about mc stealing the machine as she only stole the protagonist position too.
        It was supposed to be Olivia’s machine.
        She even called it cute, it shows her attraction to the armor she supposedly own as be the protagonist.

        1. You forget that she thinks the world revolves around her and that stealing the protagonist’s position entitles her to the protagonist’s gear. Would love to see expression on her face when realizes has to do the almost impossible end game battles without the microtransaction items.

    1. He thinks of himself as a mob tho. Like, not just that his outside evaluation would be a mob, but that he actually is one. And then he looks down on others anyway by considering them absolute trash. He’s weird.

      1. I mean, it’s one hell of an arrogance attitude to look down on others while consider himself to be a mere mob.

        It’s like in his mind these sorry sobs are lower than a mob that he is.

      2. Considering that this is a pay to win game (meaning that everyone is unreliable) and how everyone easily falls for the “heroine” tricks/charms” (meaning that is stupid) I think he does have the right to look down on everyone in this stupid game

  2. Oh.. the muscle head was on the verge of tears? This is so satisfying as he is the one i wanted the mc to devastate.

    1. You probably realized it with the next chapter, but that is the muscle head. This was the frail magician that had a complex about not being good at martial arts.

  3. Thanks for the chapter!!!! lol. Luxon really is the funniest person in this chapter!!! Leon didn’t realize that his partner was calling him both cowardly and arrogant at the same time. lol. It is just too rich.

    To add insult to injury, Leon accepted the complements and proved them during the duel. However, I will admit that he did things in cool fashion. I would have went even more overboard if it were myself, but due to Brad already crying in frustration, I guess it all works out.

    On another note, it seems Anjelica might just get as captivated as Olivia is. After all, Olivia quickly went to defend Leon (when Anjelica called him cruel) and was one of the first to root for him. At the same time, Anjelica seemed to have experienced shock and schadenfreude from Leon’s actions, and she even seemed t be liking his personality more and more despite her shock and confusion…….Leon definitely caught the interest of 2 ladies at least.

    ……..As for everyone else, something tells me a lot of nobles are going to be in debt after this series of duels. Those snobbish female nobles won’t be able to make snide remarks after all of this

    1. Never underestimate the ability of nobles and/or idiots to be arrogant and completely ignore bothersome thoughts in the face of reality. Take the girls Leon invited to his tea parties. They probably all had the same personality and reactions of treating him like a servant, never said thanks or anything akin to gratitude, talking to someone other than him they brought along without asking about an unrelated topic to him or tea party, and irregardless of how heavenly tasting, the quality, or cost of tea and snacks he brought always ended by saying should prepare something more expensive as if price was the only important standard.

  4. Mmm yeah i actually like more angelica than olivia, still there is a way that the mc can be with both , but i still like more angelica

  5. Thanks for the translation! Hope see Marie’s reaction to the armor next in next part. Poor Leon. Doesn’t seem to realize he’s raised multiple flags with both Olivia and Angelica.

    1. Be a hoot if he unwittingly creates a harem with Olivia, Angelica, and all the other former fiances of Marie’s reverse harem.

    2. Wonder if Luxon will think of doing or recommending something nice for Olivia since she thought Arrogantz was cute.

  6. TOO SHORT! I NEED A FULL CHAPTER! THANK YOU BY THE WAY!
    Anyway, that mentor really need to be named. Hes one of MC’s few allies

  7. And this is why Luxon is the best, she’s fucking OP and wouldn’t tolerate trash talking to his avatar robot “Arroganz”, also she knows how to complement and insult at the same time, definitely a waifu material.

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      1. Yup it’s starcraft~
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  9. I prefer this one rather than “is it tough being a friend” or whatever it is…. keep up the good work and don’t push yourself

  10. That dude deserved his beatdown. He immediately opened up with attempted murder and was so ready to do it that he forgot to even do the whole oath thing so that he can get away with it. It seems like the bishies are crossing the line from generic love interests to outright villains.

    1. Pretty sure was just running on emotion and anger when tried to kill Leon rather than thinking or plotting. As Leon said if they didn’t take the oath Brad would have gotten in a huge amount of trouble even if did win.

  11. He shoved the opponent with a shovel huh. Many people will spitting blood right after the duels losing money like a rainfall lol. Good riddance.
    I like Luxon even tho she/he just an A.I. but their interactions really funny…. I kinda like her/him to be a waifu candidate.

  12. The betting makes no sense. Nobody would bet on such super high odds because even if Leon brought a fortune to the pot it’s being split thousands of ways — if you win you get peanuts. It would be like rolling the dice and if you win you get $10 and if you lose you lose your house; even if your chance to win is 99.9% no one would take those odds.

    1. These are inexperienced kids probably around 15-18 years old betting on what they consider a sure thing. After all, it’s the top five students of the grade versus one student who, granted in the top grade, is at the low end of it. An experienced gambler in control of their gambling would know to only bet what can afford to lose but these guys and gals are inexperienced with both gambling and worldly affairs outside of getting a good marriage partner before graduating. As for the betting can’t say for sure how the bookies are doing things. Probably offering a good payout to anyone who makes a bet on prince’s side since they have Leon’s huge bet to help cover payment. Although these guys are probably as inexperienced and unworldly as the people making bets as they seemed too concerned with getting people to make bets than how would pay if Leon managed to win. Considering his odds were considered closely to zero if not zero the payout should be more than at least double the bet he put on himself. So since he and we know he’s strong and the 5 capture targets are really weak, where are the bookies going to get the money to pay off his bet? After all I doubt even with the loans and high bets the amount bet on the prince’s team winning are even close to a 1/4 of Leon’s bet.

  13. >Start reading the chapter.
    >Look at the scroll bar and think it’s going to be pretty long.
    >Chapter ends 1/4 of the way down the page.
    Why you do this?

    Thanks for the chapter. Looking forward to the next one.

  14. I may be reading a little to much into this, but If Arroganz is untranslated from the Original doesn’t that mean that the MC doesn’t speak English but the AI does? Which makes me wonder more about the potential connection to the “real world” this new one has.

  15. Well…. here it goes the debt is going to pile up to huge heights and Leon is going to get some huge amounts here…

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