The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Chapter 11 Part 3


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Barcus was busy since the morning.

“Luce, are you doing okay with the meal?”

“Yeah, that’s fine, but…is, is someone really coming over? I don’t dislike it. But, having the daughter of a prestigious household come over is a bit much.”

The reason was that Leon had returned home in the morning.

Barcus, Leon’s father, was at his wits’ end.

“That idiot, to think that he picked a fight with his Highness the crown prince, and now he’s bringing home the daughter of a duke household this time. He needs to be more considerate of my own heart. If I die from shock, it’ll be his fault!”

Something like having the daughter of a duke household come over was unthinkable, so they have been in a great haste since the morning in order to prepare.

An attendant from the duke household appeared in the kitchen.

“Excuse me. Since the preparations for the room you’re lending us have been finished, the assistants here await for further instructions.”

The assistant was wearing thick maid clothes.

She was raised as a high class maid, without a doubt──and simply put, the assistants were from notable families that came to work for the duke household.

They were knights working as retainers or those under their guardianship.

From Barcus’ viewpoint, they were not people he could treat rudely.

“Well, we’re fine over here, so you can take a break. The preparations for the room will soon──”

“We’ve already finished that some time ago.”

Barcus had been busy since morning.

A disaster soon struck him again.

He heard a high-pitched yell coming into the kitchen.

“Hey, these people are servants, and yet they’re not even listening to my orders!”

Barcus covered his face with both of his hands.

After apologizing to the maid in the kitchen, he hurried towards the entrance, and there was Zola. Lutart and Merce were there too, and both Zola’s and Merce’s exclusive servants were standing by.

(Why are there so many visitors today?!)

Barcus saw Zola drawing closer to the maids from the duke household. He appeared in front of the maids, suppressing the urge to scream.

“It’s been a while, Zola! What are you here today for?”

Zola hit Barcus on the cheek with her folded fan.

“What I’m here for, you say?! Do you even know what your incompetent son did?! The royal capital is in an uproar. How are you going to take responsibility for this?”

The eldest son, Lutart, fiddled with his long hair while showing no interest. Merce wasn’t interested in Barcus either.

“N, no, that…”

Barcus didn’t know how to respond.

Recently, his daily life had become really hectic, and he couldn’t keep up with a lot of things.

To escape from reality, he thought about things like “Perhaps Nicks should hurry up and graduate so that he can help out~.”

Thereupon, the maids gathered at the entrance, and stood in a line to greet their master.

“Welcome, our fair lady.”

Zola and the others turned around, and saw Anjelica.

Hiding behind her was Leon.

(You should step forward!)

He wanted to criticize his son, but he couldn’t interrupt, so he remained silent.

“How noisy. What happened?”

Seeing Anjelica squinting, there was a wrinkle in Zola’s brow.

“And just where did you come from, little girl? Anyways, since that absolute moron is behind you, you’re probably not from any significant household, though. I have some business with that waste of space hiding behind you. Step back.”

When Leon was about to step forward unwillingly, Anjelica held him back with her hand.

She had a stern gaze when Leon was looked down on.

“Aren’t you being quite arrogant? How about letting this little girl introduce herself?”

The corner of Zola’s mouth twitched.

“Wait, Zola. Let’s talk about this. Right, everyone come inside. C’mon. C’mon!”

Barcus, stopping the conversation and forcing everyone inside, thought about how he wouldn’t forget this day in his entire life, and wept.

“W, well, I see. I didn’t think that the Redgrave family’s daughter would come to a rural area like this.”

Zola, who made a complete reversal, was flustered and in a cold sweat.

While thinking in my mind about what an idiot she was, I listened to the conversation between Anjelica and Zola.

The two faced each other, and sat on sofas with a low table between them.

“Much obliged. However, it’s quite strange to hear about a wife that’s constantly away from the residence. It’s also hard for me to understand why the eldest son doesn’t help out with work. What is the eldest son, Lutart, doing currently? I don’t see him being a soldier, so perhaps he’s doing civil service?”

Lutart was not here.

Zola cast her eyes downward.

“R, right now he’s studying for the future of the royal capital.”

“I see.”

Lutart was nineteen. Merce was twenty.

Both of them weren’t married, and lived in the Baltfault household’s residence within the royal capital. Though it was called the Baultfault household…it was more like the Zola household. The residence in the royal capital where Zola and the others were living was prepared by my father.

It was nice being able to see Zola getting embarrassed, but just then, my father told me “Do something,” with his eyes.

“L, leaving that aside, what business do you have here?”

Zola behaved modestly and asked about what she was doing.

Anjelica made a tiny smile.

“I’m just sightseeing. I went to a newly discovered floating island today. There was a hot spring, and it was a nice place.”

Zola made an expression of delight.

“If you’re happy, then I’m happy.”

“Yes, so I’ll be in your care for a short while.”

Zola froze after hearing that.

“H, how many days are you planning to spend?”

“I don’t really have a plan. I suppose it will be until my household comes to contact me. Be at ease, I will pay lodging expenses for having a baron household letting me stay here. Of course, it will go to the barons.”

When hearing that, Zola said “By all means, make yourself comfortable,” but…she took her children back to the royal capital the next day.

To be honest, it delighted me to see Zola scurrying home. When I applauded Anjelica, she had a complicated expression. I shed tears when she said “It seems you had some hardships,” but my father and mother looked at me with a calm gaze while not understanding.

Couldn’t they have been a little bit kinder to me?

The floating island was my territory.

“You don’t need to go out of your way to use the hot spring, my house has a bath.”

I went to go see the two, who had taken a liking to the hot spring. They went there on an almost daily basis.

Anjelica smiled.

“Isn’t it fine? This is a place that people rarely come to. Besides, it feels a little pleasant on the skin.”

Of course. This was the world of an otome game where women dominated men. Turning that around, if one was able to earn the favor of women, they would be able to find success. And the one who gave beauty effects to the hot spring was…Luxon!

Luxon really was useful.

“The beauty effects are quite outstanding, aren’t they. Alright, I’m going to make easy money off of this in the future.”

“You really do like to think in terms of money.”

As I made that decision, Olivia touched her warm cheeks.

“My skin became smooth. Furthermore, the milk we drank after getting out of the bath was delicious.”

“How nice.”

They seemed to have enjoyed it. Well, thinking about it the other way, it meant that my territory might only be seen for its hot spring. Since there were no tourist attractions at my parents’ household, the two would probably be bored there.

Anjelica looked at Olivia and got close to her. She touched her bare skin.

“Your skin is quite nice. I’m jealous, Olivia.”

Olivia seemed to be having fun, and allowed her to do as she pleased.

“Aren’t you quite pretty yourself, Anjelica? I’m jealous of your beautiful hair.”

Seeing the two having a pleasant chat while being lightly dressed from having just gotten out of the bath was…a scene that I was thankful of being able to see. I’ll store this spectacle I was seeing today into my memory. I’ll store this within the hard drive in my head.

When I looked at the two, Olivia looked at me. I was glad that I didn’t reveal any sign of tension. At times like these, I made a poker face. I was a gentleman, after all.

“What’s wrong, Olivia?”

“Um…it’s ‘Livia.'”

“Huh?”

Olivia told me to call her by a nickname.

“Call me Livia.”

She said so while looking at Anjelica and me.

It made me feel a bit uneasy.

“I, is that bad? Back at home, everyone called me Livia, so I wasn’t sure about being called Olivia…”

Aah, I see. She wasn’t used to being called that, and it felt like she was being treated as a stranger.

Anjelica smiled.

“In that case, call me ‘Anjie.’ People who know me well call me that.”

Anjelica allowed us to use her nickname.

“Um, is that okay?”

While I was surprised, she nodded as if it was natural.

“I’ve caused you trouble, and on top of that, I’m indebted to you. If you don’t want to do it, you can call me like before. Well, I suppose you wouldn’t want to get acquainted with such an unpleasant woman like me, though.”

It seemed like Anjelica, who was being self-deprecating, was putting on a brave front after the uproar of the duel.

Olivia──Livia made a slightly angry face.

“You can’t say that about yourself. Anjelica──Anjie, you’re a wonderful lady.”

“You’re saying nice things to me …His Highness didn’t look this way, though.”

She felt down after being so forcefully rejected by the one she liked. Actually, her being able to to act that tough was quite praiseworthy.

All things considered, it was quite curious that the villainess was surprisingly decent. Thinking about it, the reason why the protagonist was bullied in the game was because she approached her fiance…Well, anybody would get angry at that.

Perhaps it was also because they didn’t like a commoner being in the academy, and there might have been some other reasons, but I didn’t really remember.

Perhaps it was because she didn’t have any sub-race lovers accompanying her, or that she didn’t own any high-class items?

The villainess had no lovers, was earnest, and was a rich beauty…Was Julian really okay with abandoning her and picking Marie?

“Anjie, you shouldn’t criticize yourself so──”

“…I’m the worst. His Highness said that he was happy, and yet when I think about him, I can’t forgive him. When I wonder just where I went wrong, I can’t help but hate Marie. I’ve thought many times over about getting revenge. Even though I’m supposed to love his Highness, I sometimes find myself hating him. Now I don’t know if I really do love him. It would be natural for him to cast away a woman like me. I would hate someone like me as well.”

Livia was worried, but I went to work.

“I think you’re fine, though.”

“Huh?”

“Well, when thinking about what they did, I think I’d only forgive them if I got to knock their lights out.”

The people in the academy were getting roused and arbitrarily blamed Anjie, but when thinking about it, the real fiend here was Marie. It was definitely not a good thing that she deceived men who already had fiancees.

No matter how much this world favored women, that wasn’t allowed.

“You want revenge? Great! Let’s go full-out!”

As I supported her, Livia criticized me.

“What are you saying, Leon?!”

Anjie was slightly surprised.

“It’s okay to…take revenge?”

“Let’s do it!”

“You can’t! Leon, don’t tempt Anjie!”

I asked Livia a question.

“It’s not right to just sit here and do nothing about it though, right?”

“Y, you’re right, but…”

In reality, it was over for someone when they made fun of the noble community. I wasn’t sure if it could be called revenge, but at any rate, the duke household was going to begin work on numerous things now. They would think about dealing punishments, but that matter was different from this. This was a matter of Anjie’s feelings.

“I know the best method of revenge.”

Anjie gritted her teeth.

“R, really?”

“Anjie, don’t be swayed by him!”

Livia told us that revenge was bad, but I told her to calm down and then explained.

“In this world, the best way to get revenge is to make yourself happy.”

“…That’s revenge?”

Anjie looked at me with a doubting gaze, so I unveiled the smattering knowledge of my previous life. This was what my knowledge culminated to.

“In the first place, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to make the other party unhappy. Even if you take revenge on them, you’ll have nothing left yourself, resulting in mutual destruction. Rather than having all that effort be for naught, you’re better off using it to seek your own happiness.”

Livia tilted her head.

“Um, and that becomes revenge?”

“In society, there’s this thing called karma. Julian and the others will likewise receive punishment, and they’ll have to face reality even if they don’t want to.”

Making enemies of a duke household didn’t mean that their backers would sit still and do the same.

Anjie pondered about it. She still doubted it.

“…It’ll be revenge if I become happy?”

I nodded.

It was healthier than running around trying to seek revenge. Or rather, since things would get serious for Anjie if she tried to get revenge, I wanted her to let it go so that I wouldn’t get rolled up into it.

“Make no mistake. Once they understand reality and are at their worst, flaunt your happiness. It’s a struggle until Julian will look at you and will regret abandoning you! It’s a more refreshing sight for a bitter heart compared to inflicting pain and torture! Just imagine Julian in anguish, begging to be back with you!”

Perhaps imagining it, Anjelica seemed eager.

“R, right. I’ll make a display of how happy I am!”

Livia, perhaps in agreement, supported Anjelica.

“Right! If that’s what revenge is, then I support you. Anjie, let’s do our best to seek revenge!”

“Yeah, we’ll surely get revenge! Against Marie, his Highness, and the other four!”

Seeing these two smiling while taking about revenge made me ponder.

The refreshing scene of two beauties smiling together…didn’t really suit with what they were saying.

If I were to speak honestly…the scene of the protagonist and villainess holding hands while smiling and swearing revenge was frightening. Could this be the birth of the strongest team?

I felt just a little bit of sympathy for Marie and the others.

…I was the one that started this, though.


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132 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Chapter 11 Part 3”

      1. True, in a world where women dominates, the one who has the most womeb on his side will win. So, without a doubt, the harem will win.

          1. When is Leon become a hypocrisy?
            A guy that understands what is he doing and fully admit himself that he is also a piece of trash?

            I don’t think so.

            1. It seems you don’t understand this topic.
              I agree right now he’s hard to be called a hipocrisy. Beside the fact he did involved in the troubles on his own, even when he swears that he doesn’t do it.

              Going back to the main topic.
              I mean if he’ll get a harem, then we will have a hipocrisy.
              First from the outsiders point of view, Leon and Marie would be no diffrent from each other. Both are stealing couples of the opposite sex and destroy the life of their rivals.
              Second, that position will makes Marie and Angelica as an idiots. Especialy Angelica. How she would have a pretensions about Marie having a harem, when she will be a part of another?
              Second. Let me show some Leon’s quotes:
              (I definitely would hate it if something like that were to happen, but the prince seemed to think that it was fine.)

              (“I wonder if this is what girls feel when they see a harem? It’s kind of unsettling, and it’s painful just to look at this scene.”) Ch.7 P.2

              (I don’t think what that guy had was genuine love.

              In the first place, if it really was love, then there wouldn’t be six boys around her.) Ch.10 P.3

              1. I think Anjelica is a blindly type when it is about love and willing to became a part of harem, if the one she love want that girl no matter what happen.

                from ch10 part 3
                “T, that much is still fine. As long as I get to be your side your Highness──Julian.”

                About Leon, without doubt that he will has harem when story progress, but since this is a story that written by sevens author, I don’t worry about it.

                An author that wrote harem ending in very depression way.

                1. Every author, who adds the harem ending in that type of series will be nothing more than a hipocrite. This is what pisses me off in the harem romances. From the one side you create the protagonist who clearly wants to love the only one girl and on the other side an author literally forced him into other girls. And every one who think it’s alright then just do the reverse harem of your beloved heroine and told yourself whether is this OK to you? Every time when I saw this type of harem I just feel like the girls IQ have plummet.

                  And I still maintain that Angelica shouldn’t be a part of the harem, ‘cos she’ll literally loose what makes her so interesting and turn her and Leon into a hipocritical idiots. It’s a common sense that you just can’t break a Jullian’s relationship ‘cos Marie creates a harem, and after that become part of another one like its nothing. (Every author who do that just sabotage his own work, and reveal that never crossed his mind the womens feelings.)

                  Why don’t they be just a friends? It’s so immature.

  1. Thank you for the chapter! I enjoyed it from beginning to end, from the MC getting to see his step mom run away with her tail between her legs to Olivia and Angelica becoming such close friends!

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        1. I think they dont even need to do that. I mean, didnt he just propose them by saying he would do his all to support them in achieving happiness? XD

  2. love the story! the delay for every release is a pain but is also a kicker when it’s released, (the dilemma of this… haaa) anyways do i look forward to more and honestly… this story give of a feeling where leon ends up alone in paradise in his island with luxon and that at some point will the outcome of this paradise will anjelica’s father find out about the luxury in leon’s island and probably have anjie marry him and drag olivia in along with it…

    1. I think Leon go to his parent’s house to drop Anjelica’s maids. Then, the 3 of them go to his floating island, where the girls enjoyed the hotspring, and Leon enjoyed his rice. Finally, Luxon detected Zola’s airship going to his parent’s house, so he bring Anjelica back to meet Zola.

    1. Dragoon sort of ended up being hacked apart and recycled into Sevens, which had the harem ending you seek. Albeit an unhappy, somewhat depressing harem ending.

  3. Thanks for the chapter

    Yes, make your revenge with happiness. Look at Leon he got his revenge with 5 idiot and now he’s happy

  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    People of spoiler nation starting to invade the comment section.

    Stop tempting me to read the raws!!

    1. I’m just glad that they are willing to use the spoiler boxes. I’ve been avoiding opening them and the few I did read I’m pretty sure were fake.

  5. Wait, the Truck Novel was fake? But I was looking forward to it. I mean its not like there aren’t a number of equally ridiculous plots being translated or made into light novels.

    1. Poor truck-san ran out of gas crossing worlds and got a flat tire. Since there weren’t any gas stations or spare parts in that world he had to be towed back and is still paying off the bill!

  6. lol, the most powerful team ever and they want revenge on the fake who has no idea that her pay-to-win ship has been hijacked already
    Thanks for the chapter.

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        1. I do. I do. However, I rarely reply in this site. Just today, I felt like I really want to comment the chapter because ‘the sight of two beauties holding hands, smiling and talking about revenge’ is surreal.

  7. Somehow, i got a glimpse of the future, and it’s hilarious!, In a lot of ways that is… Thanks for the daily update. I hope it is every 12 hrs update. Or 2 chaps per day. XD

  8. As an ex-truck I agree that I was looking forward to read that rumored Truck novel. Turns out its just an inside joke.
    What a bummer… jk
    Hehehe…

    Leon, you done raising flags yet?
    We all know where this is going to end.

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  9. Thanks for the chap~

    I read the comment section and it seems everyone is pleased with the new “spoiler” function lol coz I see a lot of spoiler box scattered in the comments.

  10. Who said villains are evil? I think in every common story the hero-heroine is the evil one. Just look at how a hero killed billions of demons without checking if they evil, sleeping dragons that did nothing but killed anyway just because, and demon king that did nothing but killed anyway because some wild demon attacked human settlement and they blame the demon king.

    1. Popular usage dictates that a Villain is evil. The term now has direct moral meaning though earlier in its etymology it simply referred to a peasant (and in typical courtly fashion it would be incredibly insulting to be called such).
      The term you’re thinking of isn’t villain though, it’s antagonist. Antagonist has no connection to morality but instead is solely a force that opposes the protagonist. The translator is using villainess and it might be the best translation for the term the author is using, but Anjelica in this case would more accurately be described as the antagonist of the game rather than the villainess. For style purposes it’s fine to use villainess but it’s not strictly accurate.

  11. Well, i just wanna know when will Leon/Lyon actually snapped and make a war to that kuso otome gemu world and kill someone already.

  12. “Make no mistake. Once they understand reality and are at their worst, flaunt your happiness. It’s a struggle until Julian will look at you and will regret abandoning you! It’s a more refreshing sight for a bitter heart compared to inflicting pain and torture! Just imagine Julian in anguish, begging to be back with you!”

    The very reason why i love villainess otome novels

    1. Can you Recommed me some novels like that? I’ve been getting bored lately and this and Seven (by the same author) are the only two things I’m reading at the moment.

          1. only till chapter 75 is showing on novelupdates for translation, but in their site they have translated more chapters.

            its just that they are not updating it on novelupdates because they got permission to translate the series from the author and there were some terms regarding that (i guess) or maybe something else (idk)

  13. And here we see Leon being even more of a gentleman. I wonder when he’s going to realize that his status doesn’t matter, and that his own character is enough to make him a prime target. He’s like the hidden route that never can end up as a part of the reverse harem, but is probably will lead to the best possible future. And thanks to his densness attribute, he’ll never notice the advances the girls make on him until they literally hit him in the face.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  14. Thanks for the translation! Gotta admit his revenge is more painful, more constructive, and can’t be punished! Marie’s going to have kittens seeing Anjelica not only still around but happy while she’s panicking about what to do with her disinherited reverse harem. Poor Leon, he just raised more flags with the girls without realizing it! XD

    1. Supporting who, Leon? As for the translations coming out faster having one every couple of days is pretty good, especially since this is being done for free. If these things were so easy to translate we wouldn’t need translators and just typing it out and making sure it’s correct takes a couple hours on its own. Granted I’d like daily translations too but the translator’s life, health and opinion come first. So please stop with the comments to translate faster. Worst case 2slow2late MTL decides to take a long break to consider whether or not to keep with it. Or gets pissed off at the people acting like Zola in that they think they can read for free and have the right to demand more speed and therefore drops the series completely. So use the time waiting to work on developing patience and calming exercises.
      PS Since this is responding to an Indonesian comment I’m including a Google Translate version in Indonesian. Sorry but only source have for translating.

      Mendukung siapa, Leon? Adapun terjemahan yang keluar lebih cepat memiliki satu setiap beberapa hari cukup bagus, terutama karena ini dilakukan secara gratis. Jika hal-hal ini sangat mudah diterjemahkan, kami tidak memerlukan penerjemah dan hanya mengetiknya dan memastikan itu benar membutuhkan waktu beberapa jam sendiri. Saya ingin terjemahan harian juga tetapi kehidupan penerjemah, kesehatan dan opini menjadi yang utama. Jadi tolong berhenti dengan komentar untuk menerjemahkan lebih cepat. Kasus terburuk 2slow2late MTL memutuskan untuk mengambil jeda panjang untuk mempertimbangkan apakah atau tidak untuk tetap dengan itu. Atau merasa kesal pada orang-orang yang bertindak seperti Zola karena mereka pikir mereka dapat membaca secara gratis dan memiliki hak untuk menuntut lebih banyak kecepatan dan karena itu menjatuhkan seri sepenuhnya. Jadi gunakan waktu menunggu untuk bekerja mengembangkan kesabaran dan latihan menenangkan.
      PS Karena ini menanggapi komentar Indonesia saya termasuk versi Google Translate dalam bahasa Indonesia. Maaf, tetapi hanya sumber yang menerjemahkan.

  15. Am I correct in assuming that the air ship Luxon detected was Zola’s and that it was detected as incoming despite going to his father’s island is because Leon’s island was moved closed to his father’s island so an air ship going to one could be detected as incoming to the other. Wish author hadn’t left out scene where he inquired about the ship and got the girls to go with him back to father’s island along with what he told them. That along with the scene where Anjelica introduces herself and Zola’s expression when she realizes she just insulted someone not only several ranks above her but one of the main duke houses along with almost striking one of Anjelica’s servants which could be inferred to as an insult to the duke house if Barcus hadn’t blocked her. Be a hoot if Luce gets along splendidly with Livia and Anjie, teaches them to cook (like Leon’s favorite foods,) and tells several embarrassing stories of Leon’s childhood.

    1. PS Aren’t Lutart and Merce in really big trouble for not being married? Thought it was cultural suicide if Lutart wasn’t married before graduating and Merce when turned 20. Yet neither seem to be bothered or worried about it.

      1. Like if they don’t married they are considered unworthy of their rank, weak, territory not to be taken seriously or possible target for raiding. Etc. Especially considering their the first son and daughter of the legal wife who will supposively inherit the territory from their dad someday. Or has Zola arranging marriage partners for them too?

  16. Hey I’m new here ^.^ Just wondering if there was a schedule going for this? Or do you tend to post after time after your done translating?

  17. Let the revenge that is the harem wars begin!!!
    Still Leon did instill something in this setting making the protagonist and the antagonist come together….
    Thanks for the chapter though….

  18. Thanks for the chapter
    and so many fake spoilers in the comments

    I love the how scared zola was after she realised she f***ed up ito bad theres not a picture of that i would have loved to see her face

  19. When is Leon become hypocrisy? A guy that fully understands and admit himself is also a piece of trash is not a hypocrisy.

  20. Nope, something like that won’t fool me LOL…… Why not post the other pictures from volume 2 as well?? Where leon gives Anjelica a ride with his motorcycle or when he princess carries Olivia??

  21. Thanks for the chapter!

    It’s nice to see the mc giving his 2 cents from his previous life on how you ought to take revenge. And his observation at the end on that note was spot on…

    Btw, why do I see 2 checkboxes with nothing next to them just below the ‘Leave a Reply’ place?

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