The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Epilogue Part 1

Summer vacation was slowly nearing its end.

However, I was worried due to Vince not coming to get in touch with me.

I suppose that the work of the royal court was something that took time?

“I’m getting tired. I wish it would get done soon.”

When I was going out to the field to work, my older brother Nicks complained to me.

“You’re being really carefree. If you get careless, you’re going to get executed. If it ended at just that, it would be fine, though I can’t help but worry that I and everyone else would get wrapped up in it as well.”

Colin, the fourth son, didn’t understand.

“Brother, he defeated five opponents in a duel, right? Isn’t that amazing?”

My older brother yelled.

“He won against opponents he shouldn’t have fought! Colin, this matter isn’t unrelated to you either!”

I was tired from working since morning, so I stretched.

In a location slightly away, Anjie was being taught field work by Livia.

The maids were watching while uneasy.

When they tried to assist her, Anjie stopped them, not letting them give even a single hand.

“So you do this here, and──eek! What is this meandering creature?!”

“Anjie, that’s an earthworm.”

“Earthworm? I’ve heard of them before, but…eek! Livia, is it okay if it touches your hand?!”

“This little thing doesn’t do much. Come now, continue on.”

Colin pulled on my arm.

“Brother, which one are you marrying?”

“Huh?”

I shook my head in response to Colin’s question.

Making a move on Livia or Anjie? C’mon now.

Livia was the honor student and a commoner right now, but would be a saint in the future.

Anjie was the daughter of a duke.

I couldn’t do any tomfoolery like trying to make a move on people out of my reach.

“Look, Colin. They’re an honor student and the daughter of a duke household. They’re too far away from my strike zone, marriage is impossible.”

“What does strike zone mean?”

My older brother said “Here we go again,” and resumed his work.

“The honor student girl is a commoner and it would be difficult to marry her. The daughter of the duke household has too high of a social position, so I wouldn’t suit well with her. Understand?”

“Hmm, I don’t!”

“Ha ha ha, how honest of you, Colin. Alright, get back to work.”

“Oka~y.”

I did like them, but in terms of my strike zone──both of them would be an out for me. They weren’t even remotely close to that strike zone.

I could already picture the ball.

Livia would be like the ball bouncing before it reached the mitt, and Anjie would be like a wild pitch that was too high.

Even if I wanted to swing the bat, I couldn’t.

Darn…I liked how they looked too.

Leaving that aside, now was the time to act for the future.

Well, there weren’t any changes regarding the situation at the duke household, so all I could do was wait.

I didn’t think that anything bad would happen, but…I did prepare a mountain of white gold. It should definitely be fine.

…If not, I would be in trouble.

Also, there was one more person working on the fields.

“My nails are dirty. My hands hurt.”

The one complaining was Jenna, the second daughter.

I told my parents about her placing the bomb onto my armor, and there were other circumstances too, so she spent the summer vacation working like this. I was thinking that something more than field work ought to have been done for her lending a hand in the assassination attempt of her brother. Well, I suppose that I also should consider the fact that she was half-threatened by a gang that the prince’s foster brother ordered around, but──I thought that the standards of this world were strange for letting her punishment be something boys like us normally do.

“You were able to be pardoned with this light of a punishment. You should be thankful.”

“If you didn’t cause a problem, I wouldn’t have had to set a bomb.”

Well, I suppose she was right. So I also forgave her. To tell the truth, it really didn’t do much damage.

“I don’t want to work in the field~.”

I had a thought when seeing my sister complain.

This world of an otome game really is cruel.

It was the day after.

An airship from the duke family arrived at the household.

It seemed they came to pick up Anjie, but a government official from the royal capital took the opportunity to ride as well.

It seemed that the matter regarding me had been decided.

I was surprised that a very high ranking individual amongst he government officials came.

Feudal lord nobles are grouped by a hierarchy, but royal court nobles, who held no territory and followed the king, were sorted into classes.

Feudal lords could also be a part of it, but they only accepted barons or greater, those that could meet with the king.

The king was placed at the top-most position, so the crown prince was placed at second. Royalty were below the second rank, and the substantial government officials that took the next top-three ranks were the cabinet ministers.

Going all the way down to below the sixth rank were those who had the privilege to meet the king. Many feudal lords were appointed to these ranks.

Feudal lords who were barons and above were automatically granted this rank, and I suppose the classes within the royal court were things like chief clerk, section chief, or other things like that.

Well, such classes existed. There were also royal court nobles who held a rank, but explaining such circumstances was a pain. Or rather, I didn’t know it very well since it didn’t concern me.

However, the government official that came was of the fifth rank──someone that was a higher rank than even my father.

Due to that, my father got nervous.

It turned into a conversation between them on our residence, but the official was smiling.

“Oh dear, this has been quite the clamor. The duel and the engagement being broken off caused an uproar. I did not overlook the topic of the crown prince being disinherited.”

“R, right.”

My father was listening to him while nervous, but the official kept talking as if he didn’t notice anything. What to do…these talks about disinheritance made me quite uneasy, but now wasn’t the time to cut into the conversation.

Huh? Wait a minute…Julian was disinherited? That was a bit troubling.

“There have been voices within the royal court calling for the Baltfault family to take responsibility, but those were put to an end thanks to the movements of the duke household.”

It seemed that Vince had been working hard.

Thank you, Anjie’s papa.

“U, um, as for the treatment of the Baltfault family?”

My father couldn’t stop himself from asking.

The government official answered with a smile.

“Rest assured. You will not be asked to hold liability. Rather, Leon has now been officially recognized as an independent knight. He’s currently in school still, but the royal court will carry out the formalities for bestowing him the position. At any rate, a knight has been giving his Highness advice regarding his foolish conduct. They want him to follow the example of other students.”

…My father was relieved, but the situation was becoming all the more ominous.

Going through the rites of becoming a knight before even graduating? I didn’t want to hear about such things.

This time I asked a question.

“W, wait one moment. Will I be held liable? Will I have to do something like being stripped of my rank as a baron?!”

“I have not said such things. Although there was some heated discussion, you were officially given the baron rank, Leon. Congratulations.”

Being declared a knight, and then becoming a baron.

…Wasn’t this going to make my plans go amiss?

I didn’t want to show up at the academy now. I did what I pleased because I didn’t think I would go back there!

“All the same, this──”

“Right. All the same, we’re not here to talk about this.”

Was he shifting to another topic now? This person was shrewd.

As my eyes were filled with anticipation of it being something good for once, a sheet of paper was held out in front of me.

When I was reading it while wondering what it contained, my father screamed “Aaaaack!”. I also wanted to shout like he did.

The official told us the situation with a smile, leaving me in despair.

“Leon has been allowed to ‘go above’ the sixth rank in the royal court. Congratulations. You’ve been promoted.”

…I didn’t hear anything about being promoted!

They were on the airship of the duke household.

Livia and Anjie were on the deck while chatting.

“He’s being promoted in rank by the royal palace, right? Though, I feel like those kinds of things are irrelevant for feudal lords.”

Livia, not knowing the circumstances, received a detailed explanation from Anjelica.

“Although there certainly isn’t much meaning to it for feudal lords, it means that they were given more recognition than the many others below the sixth rank. In layman’s terms, its a matter of giving treatment to those who stand out among the rest.”

“And that’s a reward? Leon, isn’t pleased with it.”

“It all depends on one’s way of thinking. This may be off-topic, but the eighth and ninth ranks are for those who have been knights their whole life. One can enter the seventh rank from heritage, but ascending one rank above that would require many years of loyalty and some large achievements.”

Livia couldn’t comprehend it very well.

“By many years of loyalty, do you mean something like ten years?”

“That would be fine for the eighth rank, but for the seventh rank and above, one would have to think about relations not just on the individual level, but also on a household level. It’s at the point where parents and their children would have to earnestly work under them for three generations. It would take a century to be promoted from below the sixth rank to above it without accomplishing any major feats.”

Livia was surprised when hearing that.

“If, if so, it means he gained that much recognition, right?!”

Since he was promoted, Livia was delighted after realizing that Leon wouldn’t be given any further punishment.

“That’s how it is. Well, from the perspective of the royal palace, there’s no harm in giving him a promotion. Leon’s not a noble of the royal court, so they don’t need to pay him any annuity. Still, I didn’t think that he would be promoted, though.”

The favorable treatment he received was at the level where Anjie started getting suspicious.

There was a bizarre situation in regards to the royal court. There were many cases that made people wonder why they chose the course of action they took. She had no choice but to believe that this was just another one of those cases.

Anjie concluded that there must have been individuals and groups that had something to gain from Julian being disinherited and Leon being promoted.

Livia was unfamiliar with these kinds of things, and didn’t understand that well.

“…I really thought that he would be demoted from a baron, though.”

Livia then remembered something.

“Come to think of it, Leon said that he spent the money he gained from the bet!”

“What? In that case…could it have been the power of money? No, but doing such a thing would…hmm.”

The two couldn’t answer, so they changed the topic.

“This may be a change of topic, but it seems that Leon is going to go through the rites of being declared a knight before the new school term. Would you able to come?”

Livia was a little embarrassed from being invited.

“B, but, I’ve never participated in such things…I don’t have an outfit either.”

“Don’t worry about the uniform.”


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109 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Epilogue Part 1”

  1. It’s to be expected, this was pretty obvious that it was gonna happen. Now I wanna know why this happened.

    Thanks for the Chapter

    1. I’m not 100% sure, but it looks like the kingdom has 2 rank systems in place, one is Noble rank (Baron, Viscount, Duke, etc), and Royal Court rank (First to Ninth).

      The Noble rank is their rank in society, given by how big their power, influence, and wealth in society, while Royal Court rank is their rank in Royal Palace, or in front of the king, given by how big their accomplishment (like Leon), or connection in the kingdom (like Julian). Well the Royal Court rank only useful mostly in the Royal Palace (maybe), that’s why it not have much meaning for a feudal lord, since feudal lords usually seek higher Noble rank than royalty recognition, which is why most high ranker in Royal Court system are ministers or royal knights who is not feudal lord.

        1. Go to the easiest view
          1st KIng
          2nd Crown Prince (next in line for the king)
          3-6th Minister, Royal knight, Army Commander, think of things like government and army position.
          7th Lessen Noble that own lands and floating island. Land Lords
          8-9th Knights and/or follower of higher ranking nobles.

    2. Ranks determine How close You are to the royal family. Noble titles reflect how powerful or How much land an individual possess.

        1. For Leon who’s playing coy, acting as if he doesn’t want power, being promoted in this way is almost meaningless, but it’s effectively the king recognizing Leon as someone who deserves a voice in the court.
          It’s a meaningful thing to someone who wants it because the closer you are to the king and the more faith he has in you, the more you can give him your opinion and enact your will in the kingdom. It’s important to the point that others should try to earn Leon’s favor now in order for him to pass along their opinions to the court. And being independent means he doesn’t have a feudal lord above him, which gives him free mobility to ascend the noble ranks as his fief grows. In exchange for having very little limit to how much power he can amass, he has no protection from a liege. His connection to Duke Redgrave could have been considered such, but with this promotion he’ll nearly be his peer and the relationship will be closer to that of an ally rather than subordinate provided they don’t come into a formal agreement.

          Basically, he’s on the same footing as the big names like an Earl or Duke as long as they don’t hold an official position within the court like general or minister.

          And he’s making a big fuss out of it because it sounds like a headache, but in reality, with how much independence he has, he’s nearly free to do whatever he wants.
          What’s funny about this is that he’s loathe to go back to school but he’s so out of reach of the students there that he himself has more power than most of the students parents. It’s not even a “my dad is better than your dad”, it’s “I’m better than your dad”.

            1. Well this is all me reading into the implications based on my understanding of them. It’s possible the author has something completely different in mind. And even if this is all entirely correct the author may still have the kids continue to underestimate Leon’s clout for whatever reason. I’d shake my head and roll my eyes at it but that might be the exact response he wants from us.

          1. No. He’s not getting a voice in court. He’s just being bound by the kingdom due to them seeing his value. In the first place, he’s not a court noble or relative. This just means that he has the capacity of being able to amount to huge power. Thanks to his dungeon conqueror title, lost items and wealth, he is being acknowledged for his power but is in no way anywhere close to a position of control. Due to this acknowledgment, he has the opportunity to enter the royal court through political marriage but is still being getting leashed for his amazing possessions. In the end, he is just getting more responsibility and duties with no pay or voice to refuse in anyway. By giving him the ‘promotion’ he is forcefully obligated to serve and/or die for the kingdom regardless of his will. The promotion is just a cover to propogate pride towards the country as if to give him a reason to die in the place of the higher ups.

  2. Thank you for the chapter~

    And here i think i would be the first for the first time since it’s not updated on NU yet…. You guys above me are so dedicated….

  3. What happen to the usual “trying to keep face because a grunt dares to humiliate the king’s son” and send in more OP grunts to assasinate the MC? D:

    1. Well, Leon have money and he bought the favor of the Duke family. Then, he also have a 700 meter spac.. I mean airship, I think they wanted Leon to serve the country, and that’s why they give a promotion.

    2. Think like this, since the country honor strong adventure and leon is one, also he have very high potential as power house in wars. If the royal family make hin enemies its easy for him to defect to other countries and this only make trouble for them since they lost strong asset and gaining strongs to be enemies

    3. Whatever their other faults, the author makes a serious effort to write better politics than the usual paint by numbers trash. They generally don’t write worlds full of tyrannical narcissists that declare mortal vendetta over every imagined slight.

    1. First, thanks for the chapter, translator-sama!!!! Secondly, I am really hoping for what you say to be true. lol. It would be even better if they used part of the white gold as a dowry and used the other portion for bribing officials. I would certainly understand how the royal court would look so favorably upon Leon when given so much money from him again after all. lol

    2. I was also thinking about this. Probably not though.

      It’s probably more like… He clearly submitted to their faction by giving the gold. He’s promising. Angie’s political value as a bride has gone down from this event. The easiest to believe scenario for him taking action was, other than some level of social responsibility, that he likes her. So he’ll probably treat her sincerely, and if he’s a caring father he probably wants to help her move on from this heartbreak.

      As a potential son-in-law he’s perhaps not as valuable as a crown prince that represents prestige, but he instead has charm as someone sensible and unaffiliated that can be polished up to be a pillar of the family, more so in contrast to the prince that foolishly self-destructive.

      So rather than mistaking his intentions… The father just decided to treat it that way probably.

      1. More merits to leon as if he were a knight in shining armor from fairytales.
        Also i feel like they are going to put leon on the throne as a candidate to be the next king

        1. Candidate for next king taking to far, not like him descendant of royalty or have any connection with them, if he to married princess (if there one) that not problem. At most i think they want to hold him close since his war potential quite high

      2. To put it more simply, Anjie is radioactive. No family worth talking to will take a girl on the royal family’s shit list. On the other hand, here is this kid with an unexpected amount of wealth and military resources that seems easily controllable. So what else would a scheming politician do but salvage his daughter’s worth by using her to collar the boy before anyone else can move. It’s just a bonus that they seem to have some interest in one another.

        1. Considering her family is strong in terms of position and politics the royal family will want to get back on their good side. Only one who had a problem was Julian who chose Marie over Anjie and felt Anjie didn’t see the real him. Otherwise he had no issues other than the supposed bullying Anjie was framed for. So Anjie’s family not on any Royalty family member’s shitlist. If anything they’re ticked with Julian for breaking the engagement and insulting his biggest supporter

  4. I’m starting to feel like the novel is reeeeeaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy ridiculous. No matter what, why and how… a sister who installed bombs in her brother’s machine is someone that should be put under the guillotine because of the atrocities she had committed. The crime is very heavy. It’s life we’re talking about. And not just that, it’s her blood related brother. He’s aware of it yet he so stupidly forgave. Gosh. I’m going crazy.

    1. Its one of the few unreasonable otome game settings.. i guess we can only deal with it. Its made and are for girls..

    2. Reread the novel’s name, this world is unfair for Leon
      Doesn’t she just throw his money over the slave when he’s acquiring the land?

    3. The meaning of life in their era and our era is not same. And she got order by Jink, If those five did not got executed there are no reason to executed her too.

      And you seem forgot most fundamental setting in this story. Women are superior than man.

      Even in our world their are many countries that superior or rich person can kill the other and walk off like nothing happen you know?

    4. Honestly, it is probably more serious than Leon and his parents are currently treating it. After all, it was an honorable duel between powerful households. The sister dared to interefered, which is probably enough to drag her reputation down the drains in the eyes of the powerful adults. What makes everything worse was how she tried to kill her relative in this duel.

      In all likeliness, the matter can’t be exposed without further harming the reputation of their household and seriously increasing the chances of punishment about the father. However, you are right that Leon could probably make the ungrateful brat of full blooded sister regret her choice. If he was mad enough, he could have coerced his father in disowning his daughter(s) which will probably ruin their chances of marrying into nobility and may ruin their chances of ever marrying at all (if they already played around)……Honestly, I am just amazed that the sister was ignorant enough to behave the way she did when Anjie is literally not that far away from her, so I can’t help but feel that the sister will attract a disaster if not careful

    5. You clearly haven’t watched documentaries from the Middle East. I remember 1 random guy was asked what would he do if his sister was caught breaking social norms for example a stranger saw her face- he said he’ll kill her himself no questions asked. The West call it “Culture” and must be respected.

      1. Im from the west and thats savagery and old culture that should disappear lol

        But yeah Leon still should have denied her of his funds seeing as she tried to kill him even if forced to along with being greedg and ungrateful.

      2. Not everybody calls that culture only the stupid who dont knkw anything about it do sad thing is alot of the people that call it culture fight for women’s rights so that just shows how much thay actually know oh and im from the west

      3. I totally agree to both of you. It sickens me that some people in the YouTube comments – probably trolls – defended that mentality. What Leon’s sister did was attempted fratricide.

    6. Everything regarding the gender discrepancy is exaggerated to an extreme degree. It’s one of the more frustrating parts of the story because the justification boils down to just saying, “Because it’s a video game.” We saw it previously with how Leon’s father didn’t even make a serious attempt to stop Zola from literally selling Leon to be raped and murdered by pedophiles.

      Just accept that every time the gender divide comes up, you will have to suspend disbelief.

      1. Don’t know if was going to be raped. Not direct murder but close as idea is to send him undertrained to Frontline to honorably die fighting the enemy. Not pedophiles as country wouldn’t tolerate that or acknowledge the marriage of a minor. Granted 15 is young to be acknowledged as an adult and the wife being 50 years older is abhorrent but not illegal. Although the whole group seem insanely selfish and pushing limits of hubris.

  5. Thx for the chapt…

    Of course milady its money that pull the string

    Imo the money that Leon gained from bet are going back to source (nobles household)

  6. I think they have bigger lans for Leon. One possibly being his promotion is a pretext for Anjie’s father to set Leon as her new fiancee. Adding Leon to their household would benefit the Duke house. There’s also a very slim possibility that the king wants to take in Leon as a replacement for Julian, who dirtied the royal name

      1. They wouldn’t disinherited cunt prince if the king didn’t have any other heir. So yeah, there are more pinces and/or princesses.

  7. I imagined the royals, in the chaos right now. In one hand, Leon just smeared a mud in their face but their son and the followers are an idiots.
    They want to held Barfalt family responsible and punish them but Leon has strong artifacts that can beat 5 strongest future generations like nothing, and the gigantic ship.
    They want to calm down the situation or hide the fact but there’s the pissed off fiancee households.

    So they must like, screw it let’s believe everything he said about giving prince a lesson and give him promotion, so he work for us now.

  8. The Curse of aiming to be “Average” is too stronk!
    MC’s who aimed to become “Average” are bound to get into something unexpected.

  9. Thanks for the translation! Agree with Annie, reaction is strange as all that white gold royalty took shouldn’t have been enough aone no matter the amount. Are they trying to tax him to death or set him up as a rival to spur Julian on? Considering how much gold he’s throwing around someone’s bound to wonder where it’s all coming from. Didn’t say what promoted him to, maybe it’s as the crown prince until Julian shows some smarts!

    1. Keeping him as potential wars asset and not make him defect to other countries for now what i can thinks, as you can he have huge finacial power and wars asset, only foolish rule will disregard something like this because the guys smear wrong doing of royal. Thought at one point this can be seen as less majesti

      1. Got a point. But the value of a man’s life when they’re the third son or so is REALLY little. Doubt palace will have missed Jilk setting up bomb on armor but Leon’s parents attitude toward Zola trying to send their son to his death and Jenna for setting a bomb on his armor is really underwhelming. Especially considering both feel no guilt for their actions along with belief it’s all his fault for forcing them so they are completely blameless. Really, are all girls Baron to Earl rank groomed to be selfish, irresponsible parasites whose only good feature is their rank!? Even Zola’s complaint about food and the girls at Leon’s tea-party was the same in that should have bought something more expensive as if price was the only thing that mattered. Wouldn’t surprise me if they chose a horrible tasting, ugly apple over a pristine and delicious apple based on the bad apple being sold for a few hundred white gold and the good apple for a few coppers.

        1. also since society think woman is more important than man, somehow or another its hard to punish Zola and his sister in this case, after all he still alive and if he make fuss its his parent house who will end up with the burn

  10. Ooohhh this’ll be great
    Can’t wait until Leon heard about the marriage arrangement lol (not a spoiler because i was just assuming this).

    Also, thanks for the chap, capt~

    1. Haven’t read ahead but would be funny if after getting promoted Anjie’s family tried to arrange a marriage between him and her. After all, if had brought an outside fighter to duel and lost like in game she’d already be forced to marry an ugly countryside noble. Since Leon has great prospects and a countryside noble on the rise he family might want to cement some connections with him.

  11. Checked for ranks in Wikipedia so having been promoted to 6th rank he’s a Marquess or Marquis or Marchioness or
    Margrave or Landgrave or Count Palatine right? On the bright side doesn’t this mean he can get a spouse who’s a higher rank than the corrupt Baron through Earl ranked girls? Granted he still has to marry a high rank but she will at least not be wandering around with a personal servant/lover or be as selfish as that group, right?

    1. his noble rank is still Baron for now, it’s the court social rank that increased tough it will make him seem favored by the royal court he is still a lower ranked noble (for now) but he is gathering powerful social connections at an alarming pace

  12. I have a feeling a guess i made a few chapters ago is going to come true
    The guess was that marie was going to try to get leon into her harem and with her losing julian and everyone else in her harem being essentially abandoned by their families and with this promotion it seems more likely that would also explain how he finds out shes his sister and i think she is stupid enough to try to do it despite everything

    1. It’ll probably be a day or two after finish epilogue assuming it’s out already. If not out then a day to a week, give or take a couple days from when it’s released. Be patient.

  13. I’m getting seizures from waiting 3 days for the next chapter. I mean, the cliffhanger left me wanting more.

    The m.c’s accolade (knighthood ceremony) is coming and his ceremony will be a big one because he will also be promoted to a baron (also progenitor of his own household) and receive a high rank in the royal court.

    “Don’t worry about the uniform.”
    Oh that last line is going to make Olivia a killer maiden in the ceremony. Like Cinderella!

  14. He now doesn’t need to get his family to help him in his governmental issues as he himself is in a position more dominant than his family members… hehe… but now he has to face what he most hated…. the school days…
    And Olivia’s uniform will probably shudder Leon’s support…

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