The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 9 Part 1


TLN: The Fanoss Dukedom has been changed to the Principality of Fanoss. Previous chapters have been edited to match.


Laughter

A messenger from the principality descended onto the luxury liner’s deck.

He was a very well-dressed man who introduced himself as Earl Garrett.

He had a blatant arrogant attitude towards us, and he spoke while caressing his own moustache. He was slender, and was a man who had a face oozing with an unpleasant impression.

“Children of baron households and above will be treated as prisoners of war. We have no interest in the children of knight households and below. The same goes for demi-human slaves. Of course, we also don’t need the sailors of this airship.”

While a majority of the people despaired, the students in the advanced class were relieved.

Among them, one of the girls stood up for her exclusive servant.

“W, wait! Spare my exclusive servant. He’s my favorite.”

Garrett replied to the girl with a condescending attitude.

“Then you can go down with your lover. It’s of no concern if we have one or two less hostages.”

The despairing girls closed their mouths and averted their gaze away from their exclusive servants.

Right. People valued their own lives above all else.

I continued being silent. While I was thinking about whether there would be a ruckus once they entered inside to seize everyone──

“──Wha?!”

By the time I was surprised, it was already too late.

Anjie stepped in front of Garrett.

“What is it, young girl?”

Anjie took a confident attitude despite Garrett looking down on her.

“──I am Anjelica Rafua Redgrave. Do you know about my family’s name?”

Hearing the name of a duke household, Garret’s eyes were wide open, but he then immediately smiled.

“I would have never thought that the daughter of a duke household would be aboard──the kingdom really is stupid. Letting such an important person go on a trip without guards.”

Garrett opened his arms in delight.

“Excellent! Let me show you my respect for your courage in introducing yourself! Now, come here.”

He was going to lead Anjie away.

My foot took one step forward by instinct, but at that moment, I received a strong blow to the back.

I fell down, and was held down by some boys. When I saw the faces of those boys, anger welled up inside me.

“Let go! Is this who you really are?!”

Garrett looked at me in displeasure while I was pinned down.

“How noisy. Who are you?”

Anjie looked at my face, and then closed her eyes.

“He’s my friend.”

Anjie did not mention that I was formally a baron and a knight.

“To think that you would have a friend.”

Garrett walked up to me and then trampled down on my head. His smile revealed his malicious intent.

My sight was focused up on Garrett.

“What a rebellious attitude. Now, let’s give the kingdom’s nobles their first job. Punish this person. C’mon, hurry up.”

Thereupon, the boys were holding me down began exerting violence against me.

I resisted, but was suppressed in response.

“Y, you guys!”

“Are you going to make Anjelica’s will go to waste? You should shut up!”

The ones pinning me down were Anjie’s followers. As they struck me, cuts opened up throughout my mouth, and the taste of blood intensified.

“Even so, you guys are──”

“This is Milady’s decision!”

Upon which, Anjie shouted.

“Stop it already!──Stop.”

Garrett stroked his moustache between his fingers.

“Oh, that’s not the attitude to take when asking something. That won’t do for a duke daughter.”

Anjie did this for my sake.

“Please stop. I beg of you.”

Garrett’s mouth warped into the shape of a crescent, like that of the moon, and smiled while speaking loudly.

“Unfortunately, I don’t want to! Well then, you’re coming with me. Ah, you people, make sure to beat up that stupid brat thoroughly.”

Garrett then left. All I could was watch as he kidnapped Anjie.

As I was being strongly beaten, my consciousness turned hazy. I reached my hand out, trying to help Anjie, but my arm was trampled on.

Anjie was negotiating with Garrett.

“I alone am enough for a hostage, right? Let the others go.”

Garrett stroked his moustache while dodging the question.

“So you’ll offer yourself if it means saving the others. I might just cry. Well, let’s take our time to talk about that matter on the principality’s airship.”

Olivia raised her voice against Anjie being taken away.

“Anjie!”

The surrounding sub-race people pinned her down.

“Anjie, don’t go!”

Olivia was the only one raising a voice.

Anjie turned back and made a firm smile──but her legs were trembling.

“──Livia, thank you.”

After saying that, Anjie was brought to a boat and taken away by the messenger and his cohorts.

I kicked fiercely and rolled on top of the deck.

When I was pinned down by my abdomen, Olivia rushed over and stood up for me.

“Leon!”

The boys and the exclusive servants looked down at me. How unsightly, they bore too much resentment.

“Everything could have gone to waste because of you.”

“You piece of trash.”

“Hey, sailors. Toss this guy into a jail cell.”

The sailors surrounded me.

──These damn people.

There was an airship designed to be placed on a huge monster.

Anjie, brought to such a strange airship, was surrounded by armed knights.

While being cautious, she met with Princess Hertrude.

“It’s been a while, Anjelica. We had only been in a relationship where we simply exchanged greetings, but meeting you again like this feels a bit nostalgic.”

Anjie made a fearless smile.

“Do you really plan to go to war with the national power of a principality? This matter won’t end with just a skirmish.”

The Holfault Kingdom and the Principality of Fanoss. There was a big difference between the two countries.

The Holfault Kingdom had greater strength.

Knowing that, Anjie displayed a sense of leniency. However, she was a bit frantic on the inside.

(Just what kind of goal do these people have? What do they want to do by attacking with a fleet of this degree despite the difference in national power?)

Hertrude smiled towards Anjie.

“Right. There is certainly a disparity in national strength. However, have you not noticed the view outside?”

(So they really plan on using monsters?)

“So you’re accompanied by monsters. Are you going to win against the kingdom with that alone?”

“Yeah, we’ll win. As for why──”

Hertrude was interrupted by a man of nobility who seemed to wield authority.

“Your Highness, the matter of dealing with the hostages is more important.”

“Oh right.”

Anjie became tense. The reason why she introduced herself and stepped forward was to let the luxury liner go.

“So you’ll set them free with my surrender?”

“What a funny thing to say, Anjelica. Did Garrett ever once claim that we would let those people go?”

Anjie closed her eyes in response to what Hertrude said.

(So they’re going to take the baron children and above as hostage, just like they originally planned.)

However──

“Here’s what I think. Perhaps you alone are sufficient for taking hostage.”

When Anjie opened her eyes, she looked at Hertrude’s face in surprise.

“──Wha! Y, you fool! They’re the children of barons and above! Are you thinking about killing them without taking them hostage?!”

The knights turned their swords towards her as she starting making an uproar.

Hertrude spoke indifferently.

“There were only two people who resisted when you were taking away, right? How cruel such spineless people are. They are not worthy of being nobles.”

“W, what are you talking──”

“Anjelica, I will show you everything that is to come. From henceforth, the kingdom shall perish──”

A messenger headed towards the airship with the academy’s students to send a notice.

There was a prison built within the luxury liner.

After being thrown in there, I sat on the floor with my back against the wall, staring up at the ceiling.

Sobbing on the other side of the iron bars was Olivia.

She begged for my release, but it was futile since the students, much less the sailors, strongly opposed it. The students in the academy were being harsher towards me than the principality itself.

“Don’t cry anymore.”

“But, Anjie…we couldn’t save Anjie. I can’t even get you out of here, Leon. I’m just pathetic.”

What a detestable, timid person she was──or at least, that’s what I would have thought had this been my former self. In my former life, I hated these kinds of characters.

Watching crying women had irritated me.

However, wasn’t it powerful when a person cried for someone else?

That was the conclusion I came to as of this point.

There was more, though.

“You get tattered like that when opposing the unreasonable. Look, your hair’s in a mess, and aren’t some of the buttons on your uniform missing? You get injured when you do something others don’t want you to do.”

Olivia acted violently, trying to help me.

Due to that, she was restrained──and during that interval, she got into a fight with one of the girls. Her opponent was one of Anjie’s followers.

Olivia, who was the only one opposing her, became worried when the girl called for her colleagues.

She seemed to have said something about Anjie, and also about stopping what they were doing towards me. Olivia’s pleas for them to stop ended up saving me.

She normally wouldn’t fight, and yet she did the impossible for our sake──she really helped out.

I wouldn’t know what would happen if I otherwise had to ask Luxon for help.

“──I’m frustrated at how I can’t do anything.”

“You’ve worked hard. You don’t need to cry anymore.”

Staring at the ceiling, I thought about the future.

What should I do? Bring Olivia along and save Anjie? However, there would be a lot of problems if that happened.

Upon which, I heard the sounds of hurrying footsteps. The footsteps belonged to Chris.

Chris, with a look of grief, came to the jail cell and spoke to me while ignoring Olivia.

“Baltfault──just a while ago, a messenger from the principality arrived. They said that Anjelica alone was enough for taking hostage, and that we should prepare ourselves. They’ll start attacking in an hour, and so it seems that in the end, we’ll die as nobles.”

It seemed the principality didn’t need us.

“And so? What am I supposed to do?”

Chris took off his glasses. He had a face of resolve.

“I want you to lend a hand. It seems that there are six units of armor in this ship. I want you and I to buy some time until the ship escapes.”

I laughed scornfully.

“──Don’t wanna do that.”

Chris squinted, but didn’t criticize me.

“I beg of you to reconsider. We can’t let everyone die here. You can even just guard the airship. I’ll remain behind and buy some time.”

Stayin behind in this location definitely meant death.

Looking at what was outside, Chris must have known that he wouldn’t win if it was just him.

“Leon.”

Olivia looked at me. Her eyes were asking me if there was anything I could do.

It was scary how pure and beautiful her eyes were. It was as if she could see through everything, and having my shameful self be examined was embarrassing.

“Don’t look at me like that. What are you hoping from me? In the first place, do you think I would help the students who abandoned Anjie? You make me laugh. Furthermore, they’ve beaten me up. I say let everyone sink.”

Chris unexpectedly agreed while I was badmouthing them.

“Yeah, I know. Perhaps powerless people like us should sink and fall not into the ground, but the sea. However, I still want to ask of you. This is the only way we can have a chance. I beg of you, please help us.”

I slowly got up in front of Chris, who was bowing his head.

“──I refuse.”

Chris looked up in sorrow.

“I’m sorry, I’ve been a nuisance.”

When Chris was about to leave, I stopped him.

One should always hear someone out until the end.

“Idiot. Listen to all of what I have to say. In the first place, there’s probably no way to escape given that we’re surrounded. Even if you stay behind, you’ll be surrounded. It seems you haven’t learned a thing since you’ve last fought me.”

Speaking in terms of a strategy game, we were beginning to be checkmated.

Chris stopped and turned around.

“Then what should we do?! Do you have some kind of plan for a situation like this? If you plan on escaping by yourself, then to hell with you. I’m not giving up.”

How stubborn.

It was sad how much more of a clumsy idiot he was than me.

“There’s no point if you’re fighting by yourself. It wouldn’t work either if I was there with you. That being the case, our only option is have everyone involved. The fools who abandoned Anjie should take responsibility. Listen, I’m not so good-natured as to help those who do nothing. Want help? I know that. If people want to live, then everyone has to give it everything they’ve got.”

Chris rejected my opinion.

“That’s impossible. Everyone’s in despair, and they can’t even get up. Besides, in times like these, the only one I can depend on is you, Baltfault. Do you understand?”

Chris was trying to say “The others won’t be helpful.”

I strongly agreed, but there was no choice other than putting such incompetent people to work.

I brought my face closer to the iron bars. Chris did the same as well, and our noses nearly touched.

“What we can do is resolve ourselves and break through the front. There’s no other way.”

“The front? You must be stupid.”

“Yeah, I’m stupid. However, I think it’s better than just waiting for death. Look, we’ll take away their leader instead. We can then grandly break through the encirclement.”

Chris waited for my words while sweat travelled across his cheeks.

“You must protect the ship. Now is the time to make a display of the swordsmanship you’re so boastful of.”

Chris seemed to take offensive and objected.

“I don’t remember boasting.”

“Your speech and conduct go hand in hand with boasting. Show us the results of your efforts. I think that the skills you’ve been building up have led to this day. I don’t plan on dying. You want to live too, right?”

After I said that, Chris hung his head, pondered──then raised his head back up.

“──Right. I want to see Marie’s smile.”

The nerve he had to slip that in at the end.

Were those guys not brainwashed by her?

What was so good about her?

Once Chris opened the jail cell with a key, I got out. I reached my hand towards Olivia, who had been sitting down.

“I’ll need your help.”

“O, okay! I’ll do my best!”

Olivia, getting up and wiping her tears, stiffened her facial expression. It seemed she was planning to hold out for the sake of rescuing Anjie.

I definitely preferred her over Marie.

Chris should come to his senses.

While thinking as such, Chris placed a hand over his chest and muttered.

“Marie, I will see your smiling face once more. For that, please lend me power.”

In his hand was a charm.

“Is that yours?”

“This? I bought it at the festival. It seems to be called a ‘Charm of War’s Fortune’. Thinking about it now, perhaps it’s a good omen.”

It was a small charm of a shield and sword.

I smiled.

It was a suitable item for him to have.

“Yep, it matches well with you. You’ve definitely got the best of luck.”

“I, Is that so? It’s a little embarrassing for you to say that.”

Ew, don’t get embarrassed and blush. I wouldn’t know how to react.


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72 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 9 Part 1”

  1. I wonder if this arc(I guess?) is going to be a wake up call for Leon, I mean first of all an important part of the story in the game went out of order by a couple of years, secondly, about the girls, Angie and Livia, even their relationship is already abnormal enough from the game Leon knows, when is he gonna start picking up from reality instead of relying on the game’s story.
    Its too broken for him to fix no matter what he tries.

    1. When he resolves this situation his status and rank would definitely rise despite his protest, and he could even be hailed as a warning hero. With that status he could legally marry Anjie and take Livia as mistress

      1. I ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE!!!! (Pulls out two Magical Ak-47’s)
        COME AT ME BRO!!! (dodges the bullets and takes aim at where your hiding)
        ‘Bangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbang’

  2. I think Leon is busy capturing capture targets than capturing girls… Haha…. He already captured Brad and Greg… This time, Chris…. Thanks for the translation!!

    1. jfc. what. at this rate, are we going to end up on the capture route for Jilk and Julian too? Ultimately, Julian just says “fuck it you can have my mom”? Ugh, I’d need to change my username then.

    1. As a character, true. But situationally didn’t she just abandon everyone else as the only one to be left alive for ransom? When returned home they would speak ill of her decision; in fact I imagine that’s what the followers will say later to save face. What good are facts in the court of public opinion, when all that’s needed are feelings and a catchy narrative?

      1. Certainly, people opposing the duke’s faction will try to paint her in a negative light like that. However her intentions were befitting a noble not of their country, but of someone following Noblesse Oblige. She tried to save people’s lives by her own since, politically, her’s has more value than most others on the ship. Problem is that her plan went horribly right and the bad guys don’t see the point in letting others live since the end goal is to destroy the Kingdom of Holfault.

        Overall the story of the Otome game seems more like a mary-sue fic where the writer was probably someone like Marie. The world that Leon is in just seems to fill the gaps in the story and writing with whatever is logical given the circumstances. The less there is known about something from game knowledge the more-likely it will have reasonable circumstances. I think the other kingdoms might hate Holfault as much as Leon does.

    1. Anjie’s dad already implied that if Leons that strong, he could probably just oppose the kingdom’s decisions on his own and live as he pleases. At the very least that implies that Arroganz is sufficiently stronger than the strongest armors that the kingdom has for them to just not matter even if hes on his own against many. Which could be the case considering the prince apparently used his own personal one, which should undoubtedly be top class in general.

  3. oh sh*t.!! a weird flag was set!!!! good luck with that Leon!!
    i wonder if he will become a newtype and control many armors at the same time and flip the war table 100x. that would be cool. or maybe luxon’s main body will transform to a giant robot. kukuku i cant wait!!!
    thanks for the chapter…

    ps
    i was angry at the middle of the chapter, then it *pop* like a bubble because of that last statement. kekeke

    1. And then let the blood fall.
      Let us hope that he truly tortures that Garret guy to the point he even regrets being born.

    2. Nah, if plan was just to buy time he’d have the ship go in a direction with fewest enemies. His plan is to buy time in addition to rescuing Angie, grab Hentrude with flute, and keep everyone alive. Too many enemies to handle himself even if Arroganz was available so getting everyone to help will add more hands with the bonus of them actually doing something useful.

  4. Thanks for the chapter

    He didn’t bring Arrogantz right? So his only choices is to capture the enemy’s princess and save Angie? Go Leon

  5. Thanks for the chapter desu~!

    All according to keikaku!

    Now that’s what you called a mob. getting beaten up just like a side character, then turning the tables later on. I wouldn’t doubt anymore if Anjie completely fall in love for Leon after this incident.

    1. P.S. I really wanted to see what kind of reaction the princess and that f*cking garnett would make when Leon trampled them.

    1. I’m actually not really angry on what happened to Leon. What he did is truly an act of a mob. also, Luxon is not here so there’s nothing he can do about it. don’t worry fella their END is near can’t wait for Leon to destroy these stupid guys.

      I wonder what will the princess do upon realizing that they picked up the wrong person to attack hahaha

      1. No, an act of mob would have been staying silent, or ganging up like the other mobs. Leon ONCE AGAIN not only acts un-mob like but then angrily disparages actual mobs for being mobs, and then proceeds to delude himself into thinking he’s “the true mob”.

        Leon is basically a giant idiot.

      2. Actually if you think about it, the mob character Leon got mobbed by the mob. None of the ones beating him up were named or given specific descriptions just a generic boy/girl and maybe one of Angie’s supposed followers. Considering those two traitorous followers of Angie were likely signalling the Principality I hope they get caught and punished after the whole mess is cleared up. Wonder why they didn’t call out to Garrett to save them for selling others out once realized Principality planning on sinking ship anyway.

  6. Fool
    If you doing that, you will be surely get promoted Leon

    OH but I can’t wait see that frustrated face again

    Thx for the chapter

  7. “I definitely preferred her over Marie.”
    Of course, everyone who still have sense must be choose that
    If there anyone chose a flat chest, cheeky woman over the big breast and kindhearted one, there must be a short-circuit in his head

  8. Well, things get more interesting now! And for leon, i hope you know what have to do nexrlt!!! I expect some awful turn for the nobles
    As always, thx for the chapter●▪●

  9. He can use this chance to get away of the noble world. Like, if this is what nobles are, *point at those trashes on the ship* then I refuse of being one. Then it would be either a huge impact on the nobles and land them some good punishments while Leon get really high in promotion or Leon get away of being a noble, marry Livia and give no fuck to the world

  10. Thank you for the chapter~

    Kinda annoyed that Leon didn’t prevent the attack from get go and still clinging to hope that the capture targets will back to their senses and help Olivia while in the end he will do the clean up again. it’s kinda good that he stick to his decision though.

  11. It’d be nice if the actual nameless mobs suffered some sort of petty vengeance, rather than just a one off mention and never appearing again.

  12. I wonder if any of Angie’s “supporters” will be dumb enough to keep trying to get back on her good side after abandoning her twice.

    Stupid question, of course they are.

  13. Thanks for the translation!
    Where was Chris when Angie was taken away, napping in his cabin? Wonder how much longer Luxon needs to show up with Partner. Think Livia’s interest in Luxon and Aroganz along with robots obeying her due to atavism and being a descendant of the old human royalty? Haven’t read ahead so just theorizing. Wonder if Leon would lose all motivation if realize rescuing Angie, leading others to capture/drive off princess and principality is going to lead to another unwanted promotion. 😀 Question is whether he’ll advance over baron, in court ranking, or both. Be a hoot if Angie’s father calls both to offer her hand in marriage.

  14. Thanks for the chapter!!
    Is his harem increasing now with the wrong genders in it? I do think so….
    I had so much expectations of his cruelness and Leon disappointing me with him not beating those people up… he still needs to get good by making a simulation with the help of Luxon and practice his skills… why doesn’t he use those things efficiently goddamnit!!

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