The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 12 Part 2

The end of the second semester was approaching.

The medal awarding ceremony for handling the war with the principality, or rather the one incident, would be on the first day of winter break. The students who would receive such medals were delightfully waiting for that day.

Receiving a medal was no easy feat, and more importantly, it would let them gain prestige and give them something to boast about.

The students who wouldn’t receive them were disgruntled, but there was no helping it.

We were enjoying ourselves while drinking tea inside a warm room.

I bought a new tea set to reward myself and savored the precious tea leaves I got from my mentor.

Since I had rushed to a famous store to buy expensive sweets first thing in the morning, I was able to enjoy those in accompaniment as well.

“Ah~, this is bliss~.”

The wintry sky outside fogged the window with a cloudy white color.

Livia was eating the sweets, but only doing so little by little while seeming apologetic──and her face loosened up from how sugary they were.

As expected of a famous store’s sweets. Or perhaps she was surprised by how delicious they were. She was giving them a good taste.

“These are tasty.”

On the other hand, Anjie was eating them while maintaining good manners, but perhaps not acquiring a taste for them, she didn’t seem to have much of a reaction.

“Do you like chocolate? If so, I can order some from my favorite store.”

Milady! I’d love to know that shop!

Livia made a bitter smile.

“It would be troubling if I got too used to eating expensive things.”

“I, is that so?”

I slightly raised my hand.

“Anjie, please tell me. Since the waiting list for high-ranking, popular stores would take several months, I’d also like a duke household’s letter of introduction.”

Since this was the world of that otome game, sweets were widespread and popular.

In this overly bitter world, I at least wanted the confections to be sweet and kind. That was my earnest wish.

“Since you’re a tea fanatic, I’m going to say no. They’ll hold a grudge against me when you start dwindling their stock.”

There were a considerable amount of boys who liked tea ceremonies. Many of them ordered sweets from popular stores so that they could accompany the tea they were so prideful of. Among them, there were also boys who bought up stocks of popular sweets and invited girls to a tea ceremony.

──Guys like me!

“Eh~, I won’t buy up their entire stock. I was only going to eat the popular confections in front of the girls. Either that, or hand them out to the girls who were going on a diet!”

I wanted to gain a sense of superiority by showing off famous confections, ones that people wouldn’t have many chances to eat, to dieting girls who were refraining from sweet foods.

The girls would abandon their diet and reach their hand out to accept the sweets with a smile.

“How cruel.”

Looking at Livia, who was currently shocked, I thought back upon our recent peaceful moments.

After coming back, Luxon took away Partner, Arroganz, and Schwert in order to do maintenance work on them.

Since I no longer had any means to go out, I invited Daniel and Raymond to head into the dungeon. Now that I had defeated the strongest enemy, I didn’t think that there would be any formidable foes in there, but it never hurt to be prepared.

There was a chance that the principality wouldn’t stop their fighting, but we were now in possession of their trump card.

Though things should’ve been okay, I still had an ominous premonition. I couldn’t shake it off.

Anjie brought up the subject.

“Anyways Leon, it seems Chris was given the credit for defeating the Black Knight.”

When I averted my gaze, Livia looked at me.

“Why is that? You were the one who defeated the Black Knight, Leon.”

Since Anjie’s cup was getting low, I poured her another helping of tea, trying to butter her up.

“Milady, such a thing revolved heavily around politically-involved judgements──”

That was a lie. Political judgements had nothing to do with it. It was just convenient for me.

However, Anjie was convinced and nodded her head.

“It was certainly not a bad move.”

“Right!”

It wasn’t really something I put much thought into, but I was happy to be praised for it.

“U, um, how so?”

Livia didn’t seem to understand.

Anjie gladly explained. I also made sure to listen carefully.

“It’s simple. The Arkwright family was hostile towards Leon. With this matter, Chris’ household could no longer say anything. After all, he took down the undefeatable Black Knight and then gave their son the prestige for it. Forcing the Black Knight to retreat is a big achievement. Chris’ disinheritance will probably be canceled before long.”

Livia smiled at me.

“Leon, you really are kind!”

“O, of course.”

I stuttered a bit. Well, I assumed that they didn’t like me, but I didn’t even think that the household with a master swordsman would be hostile towards me. If the master swordsman went after me, there would be nothing I could do, even if I had multiple lives.

Wait a minute. Milaine──I felt that Milaine had said something about it before.

Luxon, who had been listening to the conversation inside the room, looked at me.

Since it showed itself before, there was no longer any need to hide.

[What a relief, Master.]

What Luxon meant was that I unknowingly dodged a bullet by pushing the achievement onto someone else, which itself only happened because I didn’t want to get promoted.

I had gradually become aware of how Luxon worked.

“What do you think? Are you happy that your owner can make such sophisticated calculations?”

[It seems you really do have a talent for getting carried away. Normally, people would be more modest. Those with a guilty conscience would be more humble.]

“You don’t know anything. I’m just an ordinary boy brimming with kindness and honesty.”

[Shall I look up what kindness and honesty mean in a dictionary? It seems you need some more studying in the subject of language.]

Anjie and Livia touched the floating Luxon with their hands.

They poked at it with their fingers.

“It talks a lot for a thing with one eye.”

“You can’t say that Anjie. Luc has a name, it’s Luxon.”

Luxon looked at Livia.

[Luc? Is that some kind of abbreviation to refer to me?]

I looked at Luxon while grinning.

“How nice it must be, Luc. Doesn’t it sound cute?”

Since Luxon was silent, Livia seemed worried that she offended it. I told her that it was fine and then began to continue our conversation.

“So, about those guys. They aren’t necessarily bad people. Err, probably.”

Well──they were pretty stupid people, but they weren’t bad.

Anjie made a face that seemed as if she was not amused.

“Right. The wicked one is the girl deceiving those five, Marie.”

Since the mood had worsened, Livia started talking about school gossip.

“A, anyways, I heard something about those five! It seems that they’re currently doing something in a storehouse.”

“Something?”

When I seemed interested in the topic, Livia gladly continued speaking.

“Right. It seems that the five are making something.”

What in the world would the five of them need to gather together for?

Marie arrived at a storehouse within the academy.

“Hey everyone, what did you call me here for~?”

When the five said that there was something they wanted to show her, she was excited, thinking that it was a present.

(What could it be? Maybe a jewel? No, a dress? Recently, they’ve all been working hard, so it’s definitely some kind of present for me. What a wonderful surprise!)

There was something big, covered by a sheet, in front of Marie.

Marie tilted her head.

Kyle, who was standing beside her, also tilted his head.

“What is this?”

Greg rubbed the area under his nose with his finger.

“Something we’re proud to show off.”

Brad lifted his bangs with his hand and brushed them back.

“It’s something we’ve kept you waiting for, Marie.”

What the two said had raised Marie’s expectations.

“Thanks, you two!”

Chris, perhaps being bashful, removed his glasses and looked at Marie’s smiling face.

“I, I’ve also been working hard on it.”

“Yep, thank you, Chris.”

Thereupon, Jilk forcibly cleared his throat.

“Marie, don’t forget about his Highness and me. C’mon, your Highness.”

Julian stood in front of Marie.

“Marie──this represents our feelings.”

Once the five removed the sheet, there stood a unit of armor on its knees.

──Marie’s smile stiffened.

(Huh?)

Julian and the others looked at the armor in satisfaction.

“We’re going to challenge Baltfault with this. We will win against the one who disrupted the relationship between you and me──and move forward!”

Greg gave a thumbs up.

“You said it, your Highness! No, Julian!”

Brad put his hands on his hips and puffed up with pride.

“Right. We can’t move forward without beating him. This armor we’ve prepared is the embodiment of our determination.”

Marie froze in place. She couldn’t understand what the five were saying.

(Determination? Just how much do they think it costs to prepare armor?! Furthermore, it seems like it was put together using parts of different colors. D, don’t tell me that they connected parts of their broken armor from that duel! Are they going to challenge him with that kind of armor?)

Chris’ eyes were tearing up. He seemed deeply moved by the armor in front of him.

“It’s a bit misshapen, but it looks better than any armor I’ve been on so far.”

Jilk smiled while nodding.

“It’s just a bunch of usable parts put together, but it’s jam-packed with our feelings. Rather, it looks quite wonderful now. This is some good armor.”

Marie stiffly turned her head towards Julian.

“Julian, h, how much did this cost? The repair charges and other such things, I mean.”

Julian made a slightly lonesome expression.

“Marie, this is not a matter of money, it’s a matter of our feelings.”

“T, that’s not it! I’m just worried that everyone had to spend an unreasonable amount of money!”

Julian was relieved upon hearing that.

“Oh, so that’s what it was? Actually, we used the remunerations for this.”

Brad and Greg had received remuneration due to the suppression of the sky pirates.

Chris also received remuneration for the incident with the principality.

“S, so you used that money for repairs.”

Marie wondered why they would use their hard-earned remuneration for such a pointless thing, but she reassured herself that things were still okay.

However, Jilk’s words caused Marie’s hopes to plummet to rock bottom.

“We were a bit nervous, so we used up some communal assets as well. We found a person who claimed to be a famous armor producer and offered repairs for cheap.”

Marie’s legs trembled when hearing that the communal assets had been used.

However, it didn’t end there.

“We were able to manage somehow by using the remunerations and five hundred thousand from our communal assets. With remarkable ability, they pushed the performance of the armor to its limits. What a wonderful person. With this power, we can win against Baltfault and his Arroganz.”

Marie felt dizzy. She didn’t collapse since Kyle supported her, but she felt like crying deep down. She knew that young men from noble families were baffling when it came to using money, but it seemed especially severe for these five.

(Five hundred thousand dia! Converted into Japanese yen, that’s fifty million yen they spent. And they took it from the communal assets?! For something like this?!)

Even though they were communal assets, almost all of it was for living expenses and was managed by Marie.

They made a killing from the school festival and frantically earned money via the dungeon, and now almost of the living expenses they earned had gone towards one misshapen unit of armor.

Though, five hundred thousand was a bit much for five people.

Marie wept inside her mind.

(Five hundred thousand for this mishmashed, rubbish armor! There must be something wrong with their heads! Why did they use it all up?! Or rather, they should have consulted me before doing so! How are we supposed to sustain our livelihood now?!)

While trembling, Marie spoke towards the five, who had rushed towards her in concern.

“W, why didn’t you consult me in advance?”

Julian made a smile.

“We wanted to surprise you. Sorry. We didn’t expect you’d be this shocked. Just wait, Marie. We’ll defeat Baltfault, removing the obstacle that has torn the relationship between you and me.”

Marie earnestly begged that he would remove her unease of the future instead.


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85 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 12 Part 2”

    1. Wait a minute………….the 5 male i̶d̶i̶o̶t̶s̶ capture targets of the otome game are specialized in different areas of combat, use mechas, are teens, and most importantly are color coded……………could they be considered the b̶a̶k̶a̶ bishounen rangers? ????

    2. Wow…………their idiocy knows no bounds to the point that I’m speechless. I thought the other 3/5 of the rangers would’ve grown some brain cells from what they experienced with Leon but that assumption immediately went down the drain…………………………

      1. What a great reaction! It was the same as mine when I read the mtl of the raw but with me wanting to bang my head in the wall!

    1. Leon is dumb in different way, the five however are just stupidly naive and super incompetent in almost every aspect to the point that it’s just straight up baffling.

  1. Thanks a lot, also, prism rangers truly are a bunch of meat heads, chris, bred and greg saw how strong arroganz was, the armor that beat a legend, chris knows even that the black knight wasnt a pushover like other nobles say as they werent there, and they think they will win with a scrap armor when luxon upgraded all the equipment with the alloy from the black knight sword, give me a break, they say love makes you blind but this is another level of blindness

  2. Thanks for the chapter!!

    Took you longer than usual TL, bro you alright? Or maybe you just took a break from the almost godly speed of updates you do cause to me you look like you need a break once in a while and take care of you’re career.
    Anyway glad to see you updating again and have a good day.

    Leecher here~
    Signing off~

  3. I… I’m actually starting a to feel sorry for the sister…I mean she is still an asshole but at least she did learn that gambling is bad and its trying to earn earn her living expenses earnestly.
    She might be redeemable later? She did supplant livia but i see it as liberating her of those five

    1. Wait the next part dude, if the pictures were right, she will screw Leon and Livia at the end of vol 2 so NOT SORRY for the bitch.

  4. Thanks for the chapter desu~

    I’m curious as to what kind of reaction Luxon made after being called cute by Livia haha

    —-

    Their stupidity knows no bounds. I thought Chris would change even just for a little, but i guess i hope for nothing lol

  5. this is the start of marie unfortunate life hahahahaa, she stuck herself with 5 moron that will follow her for life to the end oh man, at least they are handsome right? HAHAHAHAHA

  6. Why is Julian talking like he has ever honored that duel? That fella used every loophole he could to see Marie, smh.

  7. Thank for the chapter!

    Ok, those 5 idiots build some kind of armor. But how they persuade Leon to accept the new duel?

      1. Not in a million years. Especially after:
        [/spoiler]
        A chapter where idiot prince and another idiot (forgot which one) asked money for masks and coats from a royal family budget.

        Spoiler

        But the chapter’s name said that rematch probably will happen.

    1. “Poor”? she is getting what she deserves. If more women in both that and this world would experience these things then they wouldn’t take all of their husband/boyfriends money and give him nothing back. No meals,no cleaning,no support, no sex, not even ‘love’. She is learning the male side of the relationship coin and hates it.

  8. Thank you for the chapter.
    Good for Marie. She got what she need. And good for Livia and Anjie that they could dodge off these stupid ikemen sentai. Leon might make a lot of money again.

  9. Marie, just open your eyes already. These guys are not worth the trouble you’ve been through . . . . . forget the target and begin earnestly looking for good man, the one you haven’t able to get in the previous life.

  10. I don’t share the smidgen of sympathy other people seem to have for Marie. She made her harem expecting to be pampered for life. Heck, she was expecting some gift offering to herself as the surprise. No surprise the 5 turned out to be dead weights without the familie’s financial backing. Getting scammed out of half a million….damn….
    I look forward to the idiots’ ‘feelings’ to BLOW UP in their faces. ????????????????

    1. Oh come on… their exesive idiocy deserve some pity/sympathy for her… nah, jk
      But tell you what, we all should be thankful to Marie since because of her.. Livia doesn’t have to be with any of those 5 idiots.

    1. If I remember correctly, she is going to attend the school… forget the reasoning behind it, I think some noble (a marquis for the opposite faction of duke’s (Anjie’s Father) faction) propose it…

    2. The princess become political hostage in the kingdom under the pretense of “studying abroad”, common move in olden time to keep your neighbour off your backyard

  11. First off, thanks for the chapter~
    Man.. before, I don’t like Marie for many things… From stealing Livia’s place as the protagonist, her attitude, to her being the former little sister of our MC.
    Now, I still don’t like her… but I pity and thankful to her for taking Livia’s original place and dating those 5 idiots. And she also genuinely working for her future (at least), I guess she is not that bad.. I still don’t like her tho…

  12. Thanks for the translation!
    Granted Marie is reaping what she sows but this idiotcy is just beyond the pale. Did these guys forget everything they learned as noble heirs meeting her!? That armor “expert” was probably one of those con men
    that appears in the game Leon mentioned earlier and only did a visibly pleasing job. Starting to think Leon should thank Marie for saving Livia from these muscle heads if she wasn’t trying to steal Saint title as well.

    1. Agree, she died without getting married and being cheated, suffer from those 5 dogs, and still think of his brother…it hurts…

  13. Any one has a feeling that the mc might lose? He did have a bad feeling and the final illustration kinda gives me a bad feeling

  14. I’m trying to think of a reason for Leon to even accept a rematch.

    Money? They’re broke as hell after the repairs. Status? First, he doesn’t want a promotion. Second, he’s the reason 3 of them are in a better position than they were before. Reputation (ex. if you don’t accept then you’re a coward)? Leon don’t care. Leon thrives in his fellow students’ hate.

    Prediction. There’s gonna be a nice little buildup and strategy on how to beat Leon. They’ve all “fought” him before and three of them have seen firsthand a bit more of what he can do. Chris is probably under the assumption that Arrogance is still under repair. Even so, he thinks Leon outclasses him in swordsmanship; Greg and Brad probably think he’s more skilled than he really is as well. This leaves us with Julian and Jilk. Julian will fight while Jilk plans some underhanded tricks behind everyone’s backs. And all that won’t mean shit because:

    Leon: No

    1. Leon might agree to try to decrease his rep. If those idiots had shown they learned their lesson, trained hard, and gotten significantly stronger he could use one of the armors he got from the pirates, patch it to normal standards, then have a fight them and lose with everybody coming out ahead. He’d lose rep and best case get demoted while they’d get acknowledgement and good rep. After all, even with Arroganz he wasn’t sure he’d be able to beat them in the duel if they’d been 2nd or 3rd years. Although considering Marie’s view of the idiots’ armor and that it was probably cobbled together by a con man rather than a talented smith more likely will lose. And not only lose but lose extremely shamefully like trying to charge Leon, tripping and falling on their own weapon, and then criticized by an enraged Leon again while he stomps on them mercilessly while berating himself for even considering these muscleheads as worthy of Livia. All the while the pilot and remaining idiots will be completely surprised and wondering what went wrong while Marie smiles while thinking of banging their heads together repeatedly.

  15. Thanks for the Chapter!
    I just want that famous armour producer they found to be a fraud now, that would make it better..
    And they think that they can just defeat a man who just crushed the strongest man in the principality? Why are they getting dumber with every experience they gain? Is this otome game reasoning or something?
    I now just want people to know how powerful Leon can be and be afraid of him..

  16. Thanks for the chap~

    Hyu~ Marie sure have it hard huh. While Leon just enjoying tea with his future wives(probably, still not sure tbh)
    And it seems that she haven’t got the bracelet yet(?) So was she looking for something else in that dungeon? Or it’s simply haven’t been revealed yet for surprise purpose maybe?
    Well, we’ll find out in the next chapter I guess, or maybe next volume

    1. Considering she called the idiot brigade together for a special meeting after leaving the dungeon I’d say she somehow managed to get the bracelet with just her and Kyle. Leon hasn’t mentioned anything else of interest in the dungeon from his memory of the game so unlikely to have been something else. Would also explain last illustration for volume 2 as probably only a chapter or two left before epilogue. Does Marie have a really good memory of something? Even if she played the game a lot before she died and reincarnated that’s still ten years from remembering to actually using the info. Seems like it’d be hard to remember where and when capture targets were going to be much less what to say and do to raise affection. Then again might have focused on romantic details more which would explain why she didn’t remember about the special talismans or spending money at shrine to raise affection with capture target could get from the school trip. Wonder if having any or all three talismans have any benefits or stat increases for whoever wields them, or like Leon said will only react to the Saint meaning Livia?

      1. From my experience, IT IS possible to even remember any lines in a game or much more so in VN or otoge. Only if you play it again and again tho. But I’m not as hardcore as remembering every lines, just a few lines that I liked. Though for someone like marie and mc who always restarting the game again and again due to the difficulty, I think it’s possible. About the talisman, I think it pretty much works like charms irl, it won’t raise your stat imo. Btw, I can imagine Marie rob Livia position as a saint and Leon fighting to get that back but, Livia will probably didn’t want that and let it go. Well, who knows, maybe Livia will be the saint regardless.

        1. Even if Marie did somehow get the title I doubt she’d be able to hold onto it until graduation. Having the bracelet may get her recognized as the Saint, but not having the special powers of a Saint will eventually get her found out. Especially if Livia keeps showing off the powers of a Saint like that giant shield she created that not only defended against the Principality’s attacks but destroyed monsters too. Also, if Leon is right and only the Saint can use the bracelet, necklace, and scepter than Marie won’t be able to get any noticeable effects on her abilities from trying to use them or have them glow from use. Although the idiot brigade probably won’t care and would probably forgive her even if she confessed all her sins to them one day.

  17. Thanks for the chapter.

    Now I have to say that the baka rangers have improve themselves, and I have to say that my prediction of what is going to happen, is the next the five will take that mega baka zord and try to challenge Leon, only for it getting disarmed at the beginning, sorry if get into the right point, is just that everything points to that.

    1. My bet is that during the duel with Leon they’ll pester him to have either they’ll trip and fall causing Frankenbot to completely fall apart. Or despite attacking with lots of spirit their best efforts only result in THEIR weapons, limbs, and parts of THEIR armor to break while Leon just stands there without even a scratch while standing there in shock of their ludicrously high stupidity.

    2. Just a quick question to everyone
      Who’s going to pilot the mega baka zord?
      Or if you prefer in japanese baka-oh.

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