The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 1 Part 1

The Queen

In preparation for the school festival the next day, there were students holding signboards advertising their exhibit.

“Alright, I’ll work hard as well!”

Livia, holding a handmade signboard, walked in her usual way that differed from the students in the academy.

She was promoting Leon’s cafe.

Leon and the others were busy with preparations. Daniel and Raymond were running around making purchases, and Anjie was the representative for the first year girls.

She was busy since she had work to do in the executive committee as well.

The only one who could advertise was Livia.

While she was walking in the courtyard, there were also several boys who were similarly holding signboards and promoting their exhibit.

They then noticed Livia.

“Huh? You’re the honor student, right?”

Livia panicked a bit and answered the voice calling out to her.

“R, right. Um, I’m advertising a cafe.”

The boys began to talk with her while smiling.

Livia, who had been on alert, slightly lowered her guard.

“So there’s a cafe over there? We’re setting up a stall, so please come visit when you want to eat. We’ll provide service.”

“It’s just things like crepes, though. We’re suffering from overdrafts, so we need to give it our all to earn money.”

“I head that there were lot of cafes, so your group should do its best.”

Once the group of three returned to resume their work, Livia calmed down.

(What a relief. I don’t know what I would’ve done if they had bad intentions.)

Livia was given special permission to enroll in the academy, but she herself was not a noble.

From the view of the people around her, Livia was an outsider. Due to that, she had been the victim of bullying in the past.

She once again walked around to advertise, and then stumbled across a group of girls.

“Excuse me!”

However, unlike the boys──the girls gave her a very cold glare.

They were a group of three girls who seemed to be from the advanced class, judging by the fact that there were exclusive servants following them.

She called out to them since they were chatting while sitting on a bench, but they took a very bad attitude.

“What does the honor student want? We’re busy.”

“I, I’m advertising our cafe.”

Livia summoned her courage and promoted Leon’s cafe.

The girls sneered as if looking down on her.

“Don’t tell me that it’s that Baltfault’s cafe? There’s no way we would go. Are you perhaps getting cocky just because those guys back there took a liking to you? Don’t get the wrong idea when only a few guys fawn over you. Lowly commoner.”

Even though she didn’t like being called a commoner by them, Livia felt that there was a barrier between them and her.

The other two girls intervened.

“Stop. This girl is that duke woman’s favorite.”

“It’s best not to get involved. If Baltfault gets angry, your household might be in danger.”

The group of three girls left with their servants after the two calmed down the third and dragged her away.

Livia was a bit saddened, but shook her head.

“Alright, I’ll move to the next location!”

She was a bit gloomy, but she still had Anjie──and Leon. She was not as lonely as she had been when she just entered the academy and had no acquaintances.

(It’ll be fine. ──I have those two, after all.)

She had those two. Though, that also meant she only had two people with her.

As she continued her advertising, the boys turned out to be relatively kind towards her.

What happened so far was unbelievable for Livia.

However, the girls were still cold towards her.

A majority of the girls left on seeing Livia’s face.

Despite being in low spirits, Livia soon brought out her willingness to promote Leon’s cafe.

“You’re doing a cafe? Oh, so you’re giving out free tickets. Do you still have one?”

“Y, yes!”

──When she turned around, a girl called out to her with a smile.

The girl, who she handed a free ticket for a set of tea and sweets to, had beautiful long navy blue hair. Livia was envious of her slender figure, and the way she stood seemed dignified as well.

“You’re the honor student, right?”

“Right.”

“I see. I’m Cara──’Cara Fou Wein’.” I’m the second daughter of a semi-baron household, and I’m enrolled in the regular class.”

The lessons differed between the advanced class and the regular class.

Though they acted together during events, they usually worked in separate ways.

Due to that, this was pretty much their first meeting, even if they may have passed by each other in the past.

Livia was delighted that the other party introduced herself, and so she politely explained the location of the cafe.

“My name is Livia──Olivia. We’re setting up a cafe for the school festival, so by all means, please do come!”

Upon which──

“That’s also where Julian’s cafe is, right?”

Livia dropped her shoulders and felt down.

The cafe belonging to Julian’s group was a powerful rival for Leon.

“That’s right. Leon’s also troubled by it.”

“Hmm~, you’re quite close with the Baron Baltfault.”

Livia was taken aback when hearing Leon being called the Baron Baltfault.

(M, maybe I’m acting a little overfamiliar towards him?)

Leon didn’t care about it, but it didn’t change the positions held between nobles and commoners. Livia knew that there were students who didn’t like the thought of Leon and her being more friendly than necessary.

However, Cara seemed delighted.

“These are just rumors, but I heard that he might be a kind person.”

“Huh?”

“After all, there’s nothing for a baron to gain by being with a commoner. Ah, I’m not trying to say that it’s bad for you to be with him. It’s just that he might be kinder than others think.”

Livia was happy after hearing Cara’s words.

It seemed to her that Leon was being recognized.

“R, right! Leon is a kind person. He’s kind, strong, and a really reliable person. He sometimes ends up going too far, but everyone misunderstandings him.”

It was doubtful whether Leon was truly being misunderstood, but Livia saw Leon as a knight to long for.

He was her ideal knight who was kind, strong, and would protect another.

“I, I see. How nice.”

Livia smiled in satisfaction towards Cara, who seemed to be acting uncertain.

“Right. I feel like I made the right choice coming to this academy because of Leon──and Anjie.”

“By Anjie──you must mean Anjelica, the daughter of a duke household.”

Cara then asked Livia a question.

“Hey, would you be able to talk with barons during the school festival?”

“I think I can.”

“I see──in that case, could you introduce me to some barons? I’d like you to mediate the process.”

“Introduce you? I don’t think that’s necessary, but if I’m able to be of service, then I suppose I can.”

Even though Livia was curious about what she meant by mediating, Livia nodded with a smile.

“Thank you. I will definitely show up in front of you again, so I’ll be in your care when that time comes.”

──Cara left after saying that.

Livia waved her hand without thinking about the matter too deeply.

It was the day of the school festival.

Fireworks lifted off into the sky above the academy to signify its beginning.

White smoke drifted in the sky before disappearing.

The guests were mainly those involved with nobility.

There were women who had missed the days of when they were students, and had brought along their husbands, children──and their lovers.

It was quite the strange sight.

Guests were entering the school gate one after another, but there was one woman watching the commotion.

She had platinum blond long hair.

She was a woman with blue irises and slightly drooping eyes that conveyed a gentle appearance.

At first glance, she appeared to be a woman in her twenties.

She wore a dress that was fastened to her waist and went up to her ankles, emphasizing the outline of her body.

She had woman-like features and a slim waist.

She was woman who had a glamorous figure, but left a gentle and tender impression.

She looked at the academy lined with general guests who seemed delighted.

“Oh, they seem to be having fun. There are many stalls out.”

She wasn’t addressing anyone in particular.

However, a guard dressed as one of the common female guests replied to her.

To the people around them, it didn’t look like the two were having a conversation.

“──My queen, it’s not the time for playing around. If you wanted to watch the school festival, wouldn’t preparing a formal visit have sufficed?”

The queen, “Milaine Rafua Holfault”, had a fascinating smile that could change the mood of a room into a gentler one.

As a woman, Milaine was Julian’s genuine mother, and the queen of the Holfault Kingdom.

“It would be boring if we did it that way. I need to give a firm warning towards the baron who made a fool out of my cute Julian.”

Several guards dressed as ordinary guests were deployed around her.

The guard nearest to her sighed.

“If you give us an order, then we’ll──”

Milaine made a soft smile.

“I want to confirm something with my own eyes. I wonder what kind of child he is. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Queen Milaine chuckled, and made a request to the guard.

“So, I’d like to call one person to guide me. ──Anjie. Could you bring Anjelica to me?”

When the guard disappeared into the crowd of people right then and there, Milaine smiled while opening a pamphlet that students were handing out.

“──I look forward to it, Baron Baltfault.”

Milaine, hiding a slightly eerie smile behind the pamphlet, looked at the stalls lined up near the school entrance in order to pass the time until Anjie would arrive.


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90 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 1 Part 1”

  1. Somehow I feel like the queen will end up being impressed by Leon’s superb tea skills, and gentlemanly aura. But I suppose there’s also the option of her being awful like most of the other women in this novel…

    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. For what it’s worth, the women of the higher nobility are a bit more normal. At the very least, they don’t have flaunt sex slaves the way the middle nobility do.

        1. She’s a mother whose son was publicly humiliated. She has perfectly good reason to be upset with Leon, even if her son deserved what he got.

            1. Really? Yeah, it’s not a major spoiler but wtf? You really couldn’t help yourself? At least put a gap of a few lines so people at least have a chance to skip over it.

              1. I went ahead and added a spoiler box to the comment so that only people who want to see the spoiler can view it.

      1. Well, the distorted values actually and ironically center around the lower nobility. Only a few or half of the middle nobles (aka Counts) are twisted as well. Like what Luxon hypothesized, it was almost as if someone intentionally manipulated society into such a distorted culture.

        After all, with how things are. many noble families will definitely be disharmonious. The wives will also create illegitimate children occasionally (without knowing) and will never truly be faithful. Not to mention, the men who keep the kingdom running will be mistreated and killed off until the Kingdom’s military might can no longer protect it………a truly ingenious long-term plan.

      1. What you’re saying is that Julian only lost his right to be next in line to be the next king. He’s still considered the king’s son though and therefore still a prince. Wonder if he has any sisters only a year or two older or younger who enter school ticked with Leon but end up falling for him?

        1. A beautiful girl with blue hair is really suspicious

          “The girl, who she handed a free ticket for a set of tea and sweets to, had beautiful long navy blue hair. Livia was envious of her slender figure, and the way she stood seemed dignified as well.”

  2. A New Challenger Approaches! And it turns out to be Julian’s mother. I get the feeling she’s going to end up being charmed by Leon’s Tea and Manners – resulting in her accepting him as a fellow noble. She’ll likely be angry that Julian is putting himself out as a host, effectively whoring himself out.

    1. And maria was the one who came up with the idea of running a host club so im guessing shell be thankfukl to leon for separating him from maria at least in the sense that they cant marry

  3. Thanks for the chapter! I wonder if the Queen knows her son is hanging out with the girl who caused his fall by creating the situation which led to the duel, if she knows what kind of manipulative selfish gold-digger Marie is, and that her son is acting as a “host” at his “cafe”? Also wonder how much of his spoilt, superficial and foolish character is a result of the Queen’s chid-rearing skills?

  4. Smell like troublemaker eh…
    Anyway, thanks 4 the chap.
    Though as mentioned in earlier chapter, take it slow or when yoy failed to upload in time, they’ll be ungrateful y’know…
    :3

    1. Plus arrange the lottery for the customers. The amount of lottery bets depends of the amount of cash they spend in the Cat Cafe. The winner would win one of these animals as a pets

  5. If I was in Leon’s shoes in order to beat the Ouran Host Club, I would remodeling a Maid Cafe into something like a Cat Cafe only with a cute fantasy animals. No matter how much womens hates him they cannot resist an animal charm.

    1. Plus arrange the lottery for the customers. The amount of lottery bets depends of the amount of cash they spend in the Cat Cafe. The winner would win one of these animals as a pets

  6. Anyway, the mother(QUEEN) has silver hair, the STRANGER (?) has a navy blue hair, the son has a navy blue hair, while balfault will flirt with the queen. To keep his neck.

  7. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    *open a stall selling popcorns*
    Get your popcorns before the show starts~
    Get it while it’s hot!

    1. Niku pan, give me a bath size popcorn with chocolate flavor, i will pay 100 buck for it , i got a feeling that queen-sama will be capture flag for leon.

      1. Heave-Hoo! Here’s your popcorn~
        *give you a tub size bucket of popcorn*
        I doubt she’ll be the capture target tho.. it would mean that he’ll have to battle the king later. The queen might introduce her daughter tho~

  8. Could someone tell me are these translations from the Webnovel or the light novel? Pls & Thx 😀

    And thanks for the chapter!

    1. The light novel. If it was the web novel order, the sports festival would come before this. The downside though, is that the light novel version only has enough content up to volume 2 currently, while the web novel version has enough content for up to 5 volumes.

    1. What did he do though? I read all about Leon flirting with the queen in the upper comments, but that sounds shady to me.

      1. For starters text says at first glance she APPEARS to be in her twenties, NOT that she IS in her twenties. As for why looks young it’s likely one or combination of four possibilities. One, she got pregnant and gave birth while really young. Two has really good genes. Three, didn’t just sit around being stressed but took very good care of her body through diet and exercise along with special tonics, creams or whatever to look young. Four, if not herself than has on call very talented makeup experts with high quality makeup to make her look young. Like how an actor or actress looks smooth skinned and so polished in a movie that they look in their twenties or early thirties but without the makeup they look rough skinned and like their actual age of 40s-50s.

            1. Like the cat eared hat mother in Shuffle who has to be rescued from police station by her daughter because was mistaken for a lost child for umpteenth time

  9. Thanks for the translation! Is there any chance of putting first initial with a – in front of sentence or color coding some of the characters text like in “Although I Am Only Level 1, but with This Unique Skill, I Am the Strongest” does to help identify speaker? It’s ok if not, it’s just that sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s talking as English is gender neutral and doesn’t differentiate between formal and casual, feminine and masculine speech other than specific words used. For example, while I would be used in all cases in English, in Japanese a different word is used for I when someone is speaking casually versus someone talking formally formally, or a different form of I is used if the speaker is male as opposed to if the speaker is female.
    Essentially sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s talking like the first time I read this part I thought Cara was the one saying she came to the school because of Leon and Angie indicating a close, past relationship with Angelica as only those close to her call her Angie, but then realized during second read through that it was Livia saying that. However, since there was nothing saying Livia said or Cara replied or anything like that I got who was speaking mixed up.

    Curious to see what the Queen thinks of Leon after he serves her tea along with her reaction to Julian being in a ‘host club’. Be a hoot to see Leon’s reaction when he finds out who the Queen really is and if he actually considers apologizing to Livia for not being able to recognize the prince of the country at their first meeting (in the game) when he didn’t recognize the queen either! 😀 Considering the timing seems like Cara just transferred into school which seems odd as it’s mandatory and the ONLY school one can attend. Wonder if she’s a local hired (character) assassin aiming for Leon, or a spy sent by a foreign country to get intel on the rising star that was able to beat five others using the latest armor without receiving a scratch. On the other hand she could just be a normal noble seeing Leon’s potential and wanting to latch onto him since his prospects look good. Be kind of warped if turns out she’s the estranged friend of his sister.

    1. Another possibility is that she’s related to one of the capture targets. Either a cousin or sister using an alias or a child from a mistress like Leon. After all, didn’t Julian have navy blue hair too? Then again could just be a coincidence of her appearing, although I’m not much of a believer in coincidences.

  10. Thanks for the chapter!

    Corrections..

    She was not as lonely as when she had just entered the academy and had no acquaintances. –> She was not as lonely when she had just entered the academy and had no acquaintances.
    A majority of the girls left when seeing Livia’s face –> A majority of the girls left on seeing Livia’s face
    It’s just that he might kinder than others think. –> It’s just that he might be kinder than others think.
    He sometimes ends up going to far, but everyone’s misunderstanding him. –> He sometimes ends up going too far, but everyone misunderstands him.
    Fireworks lifted off into the sky above the academy to signify the beginning of it. –> Fireworks lifted off into the sky above the academy to signify its beginning.
    slightly drooping eyes that conveyed had a gentle appearance –> slightly drooping eyes that conveyed a gentle appearance

      1. Comic relief, someone MC can explain things to so reader can be informed of things, and fan service for male readers. Capture targets in swimsuits only attract female readers. Besides, contracts from game requires them to have leading roles and can’t afford lawsuits that would occur if they got downgraded. Angie’s not part of a duke’s household for nothing you know.

  11. Ehh wait.. isn’t this volume different from the raw at syosetsu? I mean the first chapter for this volume in the raw is about air bike racing or something?

  12. Is this girl a potential member for Leon’s harem… doesn’t seem so… his harem will only consist of high class women or the women who were important in the game it seems…
    And this queen doesn’t know what she is getting in…

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