The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 11 Part 1

Black Knight

The sky became a battlefield.

I spouted abusive language while inside Arroganz’s cockpit.

“These guys!”

Gathering knights surrounded me in all directions and started assaulting me with long distance attacks. When I showed my back to them, they would assault me with a blade.

If I tried to shorten the distance, they would spread out and flee.

[It seems they’ve trained quite a bit.]

My armor repelled their bullets, and they couldn’t even scratch me in close combat.

There was no damage, but the problem was that it took time to beat them.

“Why aren’t they retreating?!”

[We’re indeed dealing enough damage to the point where it wouldn’t be strange if they were to flee. I have tapped into their communications, and it seems that there’s some reason for them not to retreat.]

According to Luxon, there seemed to be many soldiers who had suggested retreat.

The commander rejected the idea.

“Hurry and retreat!”

I would be troubled if they didn’t retreat.

I accelerated Arroganz and pierced an opponent’s armor in the air with a blade. I stabbed in a spot where the knight inside wouldn’t get hurt.

Pulling out the blade, I kicked the enemy to the deck of one of their airships.

“Resistance is futile!”

While losing my cool over the thought of why they weren’t retreating, Luxon reported the state of affairs.

[Partner will begin the rescue operation.]

Partner got into position to protect the waning luxury liner, and began handing out lifeboats for rescue.

“I suppose the luxury liner’s a lost cause.”

Black smoke rose from all over, and its hull was already distorted.

“Let’s withdraw once everyone’s on Partner. How long can we keep this up?”

[──! Master, a new troop has gathered. Their exteriors are colored black. I believe these opponents are an elite force.]

Bad memories resurged the moment I heard that they were black.

In my previous life──the strongest foe to appear in that otome game was the “Black Knight”. He was formidable, and I got many game overs having to fight him. The Black Knight was a broken character who was stronger than Chris in close combat, and Jilk was no match for him in long distance fighting either.

Just how hard was he? This guy was the main cause for the difficulty curve skyrocketing.

“Could it be the Black Knight?!”

Luxon emphasized caution.

[They have been avoiding Partner’s bombarding. They’ve also been destroying the drones. At this rate, they’re going to be a hindrance to our rescue attempt.]

“He’s top-notch. I’ll be his opponent!”

I was currently on Arroganz.

Now I had Luxon, something even higher than a cheat, so I had nothing to fear!

I’ll throw down the Black Knight!

I saw an image of the Black Knight and his colleagues heading my way.

Thereupon, their black exteriors──h, hold on. There were five of them?

Wasn’t that a little too many?

Anjie moved into one of Partner’s rooms with Livia and Hertrude, meaning that there were three people inside.

Amidst the chaos within the airship, Anjie couldn’t say for sure that nobody would try to attack Hertrude, so she stood beside her while watching over.

The scenery of the battlefield outside the window had calmed down a bit, but hadn’t ended.

Anjie was irritated at the principality.

“Why aren’t they retreating? They’ve already lost.”

The restrained Hertrude seemed quite calm.

“I’m sure that I’ve said it already. The principality will not cease. They will not fall back with just this much.”

Livia prayed for Leon’s safety.

“Leon will be safe, right?”

Anjie replied while looking outside.

“I don’t think it’ll be easy for him to lose. However, you never know what will happen on the battlefield.”

Looking across the window, she could see Leon charging forward with Arroganz──and black units of armor chasing him.

Seeing that, Hertrude was suddenly surprised.

“Bandel! Why──”

Anjie was shocked upon hearing Bandel’s name.

“The Black Knight? Could it be that he really appeared?”

Livia was confused at how the two reacted.

“U, um, who is this Black Knight?”

Anjie gave Livia an explanation.

“Before we were born, there had been an active knight of the principality. He alone had sunken several tens of the kingdom’s airships. Perhaps even a hundred. His armor had slaughtered many.”

Anjie briefly glanced at Hertrude, but her mouth was closed and she cast her eyes downward.

She looked sorrowful. Very different compared to just a while ago.

“His name hadn’t been brought up recently. The kingdom thought that he hadn’t appeared on the battleground anymore due to his old age.”

Livia began to feel concerned after hearing that such a strong knight was now aiming after Leon.

“Can Leon win against such a powerful knight?”

“I anticipate──”

Anjie was interrupted by Hertrude.

“Bandel will not lose! The principality’s strongest knight would never lose to a despicable knight from the kingdom!”

Livia took offense when she called him despicable.

“Leon is not despicable!”

“You make me laugh. Did you forget what you did to the principality twenty years ago? Or perhaps you people were taught that you weren’t in the wrong?”

Livia looked at Anjie after Hertrude said that.

Her face seemed to say that they were in the wrong, but Anjie replied while looking downward.

“It happened before we were born. The kingdom invaded the principality. It wasn’t just once or twice. They invaded many times, and they drove the principality into a corner. Each time, the principality drove back the kingdom.”

Livia was astonished.

“T, that. I never heard anything about the kingdom invading──”

Hertrude gave Livia a cold stare.

“It seems you know nothing. Nothing about how much we had been tormented by the kingdom. Anjelica, why don’t you explain?”

Anjie didn’t speak.

Livia had presumed many things based on Anjie’s attitude, and felt down.

Anjie was deep in thought.

(There’s no point in saying anything to Hertrude right now.)

I readied my rifle and pulled the trigger in front of the approaching Black Knight──err, black knights before me.

However, perhaps being skilled, they all avoided the shots when they saw the muzzle.

“These guys are all broken characters!”

Flying backwards in the sky, I was overwhelmed by the vigor of the approaching black knights.

[──Their armor is performing better than any other I’ve seen so far. It seems that the principality has a higher level of technology than the kingdom. Their airships, armor, and organizational structure all surpass the kingdom’s.]

“A technological superpower? That doesn’t bode well.”

[I believe that they’re harboring hostility.]

Luxon didn’t have to say that out loud for me to realize it. They seemed compelled to kill me.

Even when I shortened the distance with one them and tried to attack with a blade, they would stop the blow.

“Fiend from the kingdom! I’ll have your head!”

After Arroganz’s power was repelled, I readied the rifle once more──but they immediately spread out.

Luxon spoke.

“It seems they resent you.”

“Even if they’re digging up grudges from the past, that has nothing to do with me!”

They bore a grudge since the kingdom had invaded them in the past.

I wanted to question why that otome game used such a serious setting. However, since I knew the circumstances, from my perspective, it was annoying how they were playing the victim.

Anyways, if this was an otome game, then it should’ve had a lighter setting!

“Luxon, store away the rifle and blade.”

[What are you going to use next?]

“I’m fighting bare handed.”

When I emptied both of my hands, I could tell that the black knights were furious.

However, what bothered me was that a unit of armor, seeming to be the commanding officer, didn’t make any moves against me. He was obviously stronger than the others, but didn’t engage in battle with me.

I grabbed the hand of an opponent that Arroganz had shortened the distance with.

I was going to use the attack I had done to Julian──pulverization through giving the enemy a large impact. Arroganz had that kind of function built into its arm.

When I was squeezing with my might──

“How careless. Lie down!”

The opponent was pummeled by the impact, and the pilot inside the armor fainted.

Once Arroganz let go, the opponent’s armor plummeted towards the sea.

“You better hurry and follow your companion──”

One of the enemies broke off in order to help their falling teammate, reducing their numbers. I had hoped that they would feel disadvantaged and retreat, though.

[Master, behind you!]

Turning around, I saw a unit of armor swinging a sword down. Ignoring the attacks from the deployed drones, it had its sights on me while getting battered.

“──Tsk!”

Once I guarded with my left arm, the opponent’s sword broke.

I heard a voice when we clashed.

“Disappear, monster from the kingdom.”

Immediately following, Luxon alerted me.

[──! Master!]

When Arroganz turned back, I saw the other three units of armor were charging at me. Right in front, I saw the commanding officer, the Black Knight, rushing towards me with a long sword──and as my monitors turned black, the tip of that long sword broke through and approached me.

Chris knocked down one of the principality’s knights and searched for Leon.

“Their numbers have drastically decreased. Where is Baltfault?”

Popping out in front of Chris’ eyes was the sight of the Black Knight piercing a long sword into Arroganz.

“The Black Knight appeared!”

Chris’ household emphasized swordsmanship, and his father possessed the title of a master swordsman. However, even his father wouldn’t be a match for the Black Knight.

Seeing the principality’s strongest knight pierce through Arroganz, Chris clenched his teeth and hung his head, but immediately lifted it back up.

The evacuation into Partner had already been completed.

If worst came to worst, he could buy some time so that everyone would survive and return home.

If the Black Knight was left alone, he would hunt down Partner.

Chris resolved himself.

“Marie, sorry. It seems that this will be my final stop.”

When he readied his sword and was about to head towards Leon, the black knights suddenly acted strange.

Arroganz grabbed an opponent’s armor with both hands despite a sword being stuck in it.

Immediately following, its hands glowed, and with the outburst of an impact, the black unit of armor stopped moving fell towards the sea.

Arroganz attempted to reach its hand out towards the Black Knight, but he extracted the large sword and took a distance.

When a tattered unit of black armor intervened in order to assist the Black Knight, Arroganz grabbed it, sent another shock wave, and hurled it away after being left unable to fight.

“He’s alive?!”

Chris was delighted to see that Leon was alive.

“Go, Baltfault! If it’s you──if it’s you, you can oppose the Black Knight!”


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84 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 11 Part 1”

      1. When Arroganz turned back, I saw the other three units of armor were charging at me. Right in front, I saw the commanding {{offer}}, the Black Knight, rushing towards me with a long sword──and as my monitors turned black, the tip of that long sword broke through and approached me.

        Change it to officer.

        Am I a helpful bot now???

    1. It’s even worse than that.
      He managed to repel an entire army alone and to defeat the Black Knight.

      He isn’t just going to get promoted, he is going to become a Hero.

      1. and here i thought his going to fake his death so he can buzz off from his normal like mc life then going to the mob’s lifestyle

  1. Thanks for the translation!
    Wonder if the sword is a lost item too? Hope they didn’t forget the two girls locked up in jail.

    1. Leon mentions being bothered by how the Principality knights are playing the victim. Is there more to the story than the Kingdom invading them several times? Like the current would be dictator in charge had ordered some secret attacks or something to either provoke the Kingdom deliberately or gain power somehow which backfired because Kingdom found out and attacked but people in Principality don’t know about it. Also, what does Garrett mean by there being a backup for the princess? After all, according to information provided to this point there’s only the one flute and she’s the only one who can use it so how could there be a backup? Although he did have the monsters provide cover for the main ship and there’s gotta be a way for the crew to pilot the beast the ship is attached to without having to wake her up to give instructions.

      1. I think that the role of princess is expendable, not the flute, leon strike them hard stealing the true fluye as they tried to give him a fake

        1. Doubt it. If flute so unique it’d be with main force to maximize protecting it and using it. Otherwise would be foolish risking it in the smaller vanguard which would encounter greater risk.

  2. Thanks for the chapter, what is a squad of elite units before the most broken pay2win ítem that assures every percentage, gives infinitesimal money and deploys the best armors? Just a miserable pile of scrap, but enough read, HAVE AT YOU!!

  3. [A squad of highly trained elite enemies appeared! What do you want to do?]
    “I throw out my weapons and show my masculine shounen power!”
    twiching […really?]
    “Yeah!!!!!”
    [Sign….ok]
    “Feel the power of my mighty fist! Shounen POWAAAAAA!!!!!!!!”

    That what this chapter sums up to me XD

  4. Thanks for the chapter

    I wonder how expensive Luxon IRL, this AI set is so OP considering this is turn base game so impossible to clear it solo.

  5. hard battles always awakes hidden power of the mob protagonist. i wonder how it ends, will arroganz show its true form like IS? or maybe self destruct and fake death. only to comeback unscathed? or maybe his magic power will run amock? or maybe Livia will also awaken? or maybe he will steal the black knight through hacking its system. or maybe every reader will fall to the cliff?
    Stay tuned!

    1. Maybe he’s critically wounded and Luxon is taking control to protect his broken body long enough to get it to Olivia?

        1. Luxon was unfamiliar with magic when first met Leon. Yet was able to create an anti-magic shield due to experience fighting previous explorers and a few shots from Leon’s rifle. For an AI seems oddly determined to show it’s science is better than magic but wise enough to gain knowledge about magic in order to develop counter-measures and understand capabilities. In any case, since Luxon made Arroganz and is able to connect to any machine so Luxon would be able to take control and even fight with it if Leon is unable to. Come to think of it, Luxon probably the one who walked Arroganz back to the shipping box to retrieve after Leon got out at the end of the duel.

  6. One question why is Leon not killing anybody?? Is there a good reason or it is a Japanese beta male thing??

    1. In my opinion, he would be a beta male if he was cowering and not fighting. Killing someone isn’t easy and he still has his peaceful, Japanese mentality. Simply put, he doesn’t want blood on his hands and just wants a peaceful life.

      If your refer back to the pirates chapters he mentioned he didn’t want to be a murder. Usually, I would say screw that, it’s kill or be killed. But his lost artifact gives him immense power, so much he has the room to simply beat down his opponents. His goal is to strike fear in his enemies hearts that they’d think twice about messing with him.

    2. Part of it is the Japanese beta male mentality, as he was never a soldier, and is more or less an eternal student having died in college in his first life and being still in high school in his second. The other part is that he already knows the setting of the Principality’s war from the game’s background, which he hinted at, and insinuates that the war is the Principality’s fault despite Hertrude’s and the soldier’s apparent blind hatred. Most likely there’s a manipulator leading through propaganda, so he may feel sympathy for the mislead masses.

    3. If this keeps pace with the web novel, it takes until the hypothetical fifth volume before Leon kills people directly.

    4. I’ll also second the notion he isn’t really a beta male, at least not in the typical Japanese protagonist way. If it’s fair to say most of the readers here are in/from the West, we are more accustomed to the idea of conflict. Japanese society has changed (mostly from the beatdown they got from WW2) to abhor conflict as a whole. They value politeness and pacifism to borderline servile nature.

      Are there people in Japan willing to fight and kill others? Of course there are, just like in any other country. But most isekai stories don’t include that kind of character as protagonist unless they’re on the extreme end. I love isekai, but I have to admit, most of them are power fantasies for the lowest common denominator. If they aren’t a servile beta male or a typical “nice guy” with a harem forming because they didn’t act like massive dickwads, then they’re massive dickwads brutalizing everyone unfortunate enough to be in their line of sight, taking a perverse sadistic joy in what they do. There are few series that actually have protagonists that aren’t on the extreme ends of this spectrum.

    5. Leon kill only if needed, he simply have enough power to give him a leeway for that, he is an adventurer from the start remember, and making a massacre are easy way to lose yourself in Luxon power, power that he deemed just borrowed power, he is actually scary enough he really put his shotgun loaded in front of marie face ready to blow it

      about this fight

      Spoiler
      in black knight case, he simply want to deal as much damage as possible to his enemies, killing them here will only turn them some kinda hero or martyr later on back in the principal, something like, fighting bravely and fall on mission or the like, but Leon didn’t kill them, later, they were forced to back home losing their new ship, new armor, new tech, the princess, even their secret weapon the magic flute, AGAINT A MERE STUDENT, ruining them of their name, job, all the way to their family and descendant

      Leon really understand the weight of the power he wield

          1. well after taip “spoiler” then [] space that why become like this..even we know no need to [] space still press it’s because of habit ????

  7. Thanks for the chapter desu~!

    P2WP vs High leveled AI?

    Game company always favored P2W players, so since Luxon is a P2W item the outcome of the battle is pretty obvious.

    Not to brag but I’m a P2P myself and I wouldn’t be surprised if Luxon has another hidden functions or ability.

    1. Keep in mind that the ship on the field is partner. Luxon is a overpowered warship. I would not be surprise if it can deploy a endless army of ai controlled “semi-arroganzs” kkkk

  8. Translator-san, is it just me or the colored illustration is in wrong order?
    I think Leon holding a shotgun first before the Anjie and Livia sleeping with just “underwears”. (want to emphasize that part)
    Or maybe I’m wrong.
    btw thx 4 d chap.

    1. yeah you are right. it’s should Leon hold shotgun first but i think no problem there because colours pic not use inside chapter…

  9. thanks for the chapter ????

    Really Best chapter ever!
    Hero vs Hero..
    new Hero Leon vs old Hero Bandel!
    who you guy think gonna win?
    i chose “Draw”

  10. I believe in that Armour that Luxon made… Just a pierce to the chest ain’t going to make its functions stop… At least that’s what I want to think.. Science is power!
    All victims have some variables that makes them guilty too… that’s not a new thing…

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