The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v3 Prologue Part 2

(As if anyone could forgive you.)

Marie kept a smile in front of the weeping Cara.

While mouthing some lip service, she harbored malicious thoughts on the inside.

(It seems that Brad and Greg took care of it, but I do like how that mob guy got caught up in the trap. If you become my follower, that mob will certainly be furious.)

That mob guy──was Leon.

A man with a sharp tongue who always interfered with her plans and resembled her older brother.

Marie hated Leon since looking at him brought back memories of her older brother.

(If it means seeing him get frustrated, I wouldn’t mind forgiving Cara. All things considered, I’m such a good woman for forgiving a bad girl such as her!)

She had snatched away the capture targets of the otome game from the protagonist, Olivia, also known as Livia.

She also snatched away the exclusive servant Kyle, along with the position and fame of being a saint.

Those were all things she had to do for the sake of her livelihood, but Leon was an obstacle to her entire plan.

(That mob guy is giving me a hard time. But, it’s my time to shine from now on. I’ll be sure to get my revenge.)

Marie wasn’t too sure about the details, but in this world──the saint was a special existence for the Holfault Kingdom.

In particular, if a commoner were to be selected as the saint, then they would be able to marry the crown prince.

There are items that can only the saint can use, and those could enhance Marie’s power.

(I took the status of a saint from that naive Olivia, but I will resolve everything in her place, so it should be no problem. Now then, I wonder how I should torment that mob? At any rate, now that the people who once made light of me are now trying to get on my good side──this feels a little nice!)

The girls had looked at her with hostility before, but they were now trying to butter her up.

Marie was enjoying her current situation.

(It’s great knowing that the people who looked down on me, thinking that I’m a poor match for Julian and the others or that I’m just a poor noble, are now trying to earn my approval! At this rate, I’ll rise to the top of the world.)

Her aim was the crown princess. She pondered about how to make Julian the crown prince again as a first order of business.

Chris then appeared. “Chris Fier Arkwright”──a young man who had blue hair, blue eyes, a dignified countenance, and wore glasses.

“Marie, this is where you were?”

Marie felt at ease when Chris approached her in delight.

The surrounding followers, particularly the girls, blushed and felt charmed when looking at Chris.

“What’s the matter?”

“I’m here to deliver a letter sent to you, Marie.”

Marie, after saying her thanks and taking the letter, widened her eyes upon seeing who the sender was.

“What’s wrong, Marie?”

“I, it’s nothing. I, I suddenly remembered some business I have to take care of, so I’ll be heading off.”

Not listening to the surrounding people’s attempts to stop her, Marie dashed away to find a place where she could be alone.

Upon hiding in a place away from plain sight, she opened the envelope with trembling hands.

“C, calm down. It’ll be fine. I’m already the saint. I don’t know what my household is going to do, but I will protect everyone.”

The letter was sent from her parents.

Upon taking out the letter and reading its contents, Marie crumbled down.

“Why is this happening?!”

Clutching the letter while weeping, Marie couldn’t help but scream.

The contents of the letter stated that her parents would use her name to repay the huge debt that they accumulated.

Marie had not been blessed in her second life.

Her other siblings also used Marie’s name to do as they pleased.

Marie’s feelings, which had reached their peak just before, now plummeted to their lowest.

“I hate debt!”

Marie, who had a disdain for debt after her experience in her previous life, continued crying.

I was walking in the academy building with Livia.

Livia, who had light brown bobbed hair, walked while clutching her textbooks and notebooks.

“It’s troublesome having to move between classes.”

Most of the classes at the academy are a pain since we have to keep moving to each one.

I had hoped that the teachers would be the ones moving between classrooms, like how it was in my previous life.

Livia looked at me with her blue eyes.

“Leon, aren’t you tired?”

She looked at my condition, worried that I perhaps might be tired out.

Amidst the many heartless women in the academy, this girl gives me comfort.

Furthermore, she’s the protagonist of that otome game.

Livia was supposed to be the one chosen as the saint, not Marie.

“I suddenly got a lot of invitations, so it’s been a pain having to reject all of them.”

When I talked about my troubles with the girls who changed their minds about me, Livia seemed just a bit delighted.

“You’re a hero after all, Leon.”

──I’ve been labeled as a hero who defeated the army from the Fanoss Principality.

Due to that, I’ve been promoted despite my wishes.

“I’m not cut out for being a hero though.”

“Are there any women who interest you?”

“None. Maybe next year.”

I hate girls who make a complete 180 and try to get on my good side.

“Though, I heard that your reputation will worsen if you don’t hold a tea ceremony, Leon.”

“My reputation? If it worsens, that’s absolutely fine. Being treated like a hero is strange. Besides, having a tea ceremony with you and Anjie is all I need.”

When I mentioned that she was enough, Livia’s cheeks turned slightly red while seeming glad.

However, that soon changed into a blank look, perhaps remembering something.

“──But, you invited Clarice and Deirdre to tea as well, right?”

When Livia said that as if to question me, I turned my face away from her gaze.

“Hahaha! Enough of that, we’ll be late for class if we don’t hurry.”

“Leon, you’re just running away.”

Livia was amazed at how I dodged the question with a smile, but was then puzzled she spotted a crowd in the hallway.

“What’s happening?”

Everyone was focusing on a bulletin board in front of them.

There were lot of things attached to the board, but it’s strange that a crowd would gather.

“Curious, isn’t it? Want to take a quick peek?”

When peeking at the bulletin board through the gaps between people, there was a poster about studying abroad.

Its contents stated that they were recruiting students to study in the Alzer Republic.

“──It’s about studying abroad in some foreign location. It seems to be for a year.”

“A foreign place? This academy really has a lot going for it.”

The impressed Livia seemed a bit interested.

However, I didn’t think that people would gather around a study abroad poster.

As I tried to leave, I pushed my way through the crowd until I spotted my friend, “Raymond Fou Arkin”. He had a slightly tired expression.

“You’re interested in studying abroad too?”

When I called out to him, Raymond readjusted his glasses and looked at me.

“Leon? Wait, you were talking about studying abroad?”

I pointed towards the bulletin board for Raymond, who didn’t seem to be feigning ignorance.

“You weren’t looking at the study abroad poster?”

“Nope. The crowd here is gathering due to the establishment of bodyguards.”

“Bodyguards?”

People were gathering here because of a bodyguard recruitment?

Though, it’s not like the academy would be a place to recruit bodyguards for royalty.

“Bodyguarding who?”

“Well, wouldn’t it be the saint?”

According to Raymond, the royal palace and temple were preparing bodyguards for that annoying Marie.

“Though they’re forming a bodyguard squad for the saint, it seems that there’s something unique this time.”

“Unique? What?”

“Well, you see──the saint is Marie, right? Her lovers are quite special people, to the point that not only the temple, but the royal palace is also involved with the process of forming the squad.”

Livia seemed to understand.

“──This has to do with his Highness Julian and the others, doesn’t it?”

Raymond nodded.

“Right. In short, people are making a big deal out of the fact that his Highness Julian didn’t go wrong with the woman he chose. There are even rumors that his Highness will return to being the crown prince and that the saint will become the crown princess.”

──During the finale of that otome game, the protagonist became the saint, earned the recognition of the people around her, and became united with the capture targets in marriage.

It seems that the same is happening despite Marie being the saint now.

What an annoying girl.

“So the people who want to gain connections with her are trying to be her bodyguards. However, I didn’t think you’d be interested, Raymond.”

When I said that, Raymond made a bitter smile.

“It’s kind of for a different reason though. I’m not saying I don’t have ulterior motives, but I’ve been thinking about some special measures.”

Special measures? I guess I’ll listen to what he means by that.

“The saint’s bodyguards are chosen by knights. Not the temple’s knights, but formal knights.”

“So they’re not entrusting it to the temple.”

“Right. Because of that, if one were to become a bodyguard, they would have the title of a knight. That’s not all! It seems that they can even have a bride, regardless of bloodline.”

“──Raymond, do you mean…”

“Yeah, I do. While being recognized as a knight in the royal palace, their wife doesn’t have to be the daughter of a noble.”

The temple’s knights aren’t formal knights.

They had some nobles, but they were comprised of commoners.

Some of them were nobles who were tired of marriage-searching and became temple knights.

In many cases, they’re badmouthed as dropouts, but they’re treated as formal knights.

Furthermore, since the people being enlisted as Marie’s bodyguards are considered temple knights, it seems that it doesn’t matter where their wives originate from.

In other words, they’re not stripped of their status in noble society while also being able to escape from their marriage-searching.

When I looked at the boys gathering around the bulletin board, they were all being serious.

“I would immediately apply if it weren’t for that girl being the one I have to bodyguard!”

I couldn’t help but feel frustrated.

Raymond answered me in a calm manner.

“Well, as a feudal lord, you wouldn’t be able to apply, Leon. Though I’m in the same boat, heirs can’t be bodyguards.”

“──What? That frustration was for nothing.”

Now that I think about it, it would be a precarious situation having a heir be Marie’s bodyguard.

Such a position doesn’t seem temporary, so it wouldn’t be a job suitable for a boy who will succeed a household eventually.

Raymond also seemed frustrated.

“All things considered, you seem to hate the saint, don’t you Leon?”

“I would absolutely loathe being her bodyguard.”

While Raymond was shocked, Livia noticed a person approaching.

“Leon.”

Feeling a tug on my sleeve, I turned around to see Anjie walking over with a serious look.

She seemed a bit tense and uneasy about something.

I had a bad feeling, but while shrugging it off and telling myself that it would be fine, Anjie spoke.

“This is where you were? Leon──I got in touch with my home just a while ago.”

Raymond soon hid behind my back once Anjie came.

Since Anjie’s the daughter of a duke, people can’t help but see her as someone untouchable.

“Got in touch?”

Anjie, seeing a worried Livia, gave her a slight smile.

These two are quite close friends, but──according to that otome game, Anjie was supposed to be the villainess, the protagonist’s love rival and foe.

She has sparkling blond hair and fierce red eyes.

Anjie has a sort of aura around her, something that overwhelms the surrounding people.

That aura softens when Livia’s with her.

“Don’t worry. It’s not anything bad.”

Despite having said that, Anjie was nervous.

“What happened?”

Anjie looked straight at my face.

Her scarlet eyes looked as if they could swallow me whole.

Also, it’s a bit difficult having her look this way when her ample chest is in my line of sight.

──It’s actually a bit troubling that both of them have quite the chests.

“Leon, this is serious.”

While thinking that I perhaps revealed my thoughts, I broke into a cold sweat as Anjie spoke.

“You’ve been tentatively placed as the saint’s bodyguard.”

“──Say what?”

I responded with confusion.


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82 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v3 Prologue Part 2”

    1. Leon: “──What? That frustration was for nothing.”

      Anjie: “You’ve been tentatively placed as the saint’s bodyguard.”

      Fate: “Here… Present for you”

  1. Well, I suppose if he uses the position to defame her and take back the title, perhaps crush her a bit on the side, maybe it would be a good thing? I can’t see them reconciling in any case.

    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. You know, I’d be perfectly happy if Marie weren’t crushed. While I don’t like her, after Vol 2 I have some respect for her work ethic and difficult family circumstances.

      In fact, why not let Leon and Marie get exactly what they want? Marie becomes the Saint and Crown Princess with 5 husbands and spends the rest of her life on an endless deathmarch keeping her harem happy, health and well-fed. Leon retires to some island somewhere and finds himself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife (or two), asking himself “Well… how did I get here?”

      1. DBM im with you on that i fundamentally hate the bitch but i could live with her existence if she just doesn’t try to screw Leon over

        1. To be honest, you could see his coming from a mile away the moment they mentioned bodyguard.

          Also god damn Marie is so ANNOYING, she is the type of person that wouldn’t be able to tell she is fucking up so much, even if someone were to yell at her directly.

          – sincerely, “Fuck Marie Gang”

  2. “I would absolutely loathe being her bodyguard.”

    Congratulations, you are now her bodyguard!

    “DAMN FLAAAAAAG!!!!!!”

    lol

  3. Thanks for the chapter

    Wow bad choices saint or anyone who recommended this. Did all of you learn anything from this guy?

      1. Spoiler
        It was actually the queen’s order. Marie, using Julian in her host club, made the queen want to keep an eye on her. Sadly the queen views Leon as someone she can easily use.

  4. Well leon, better learn for next time, if you wanna trigger a flag, trigger the good ones, like “hey, wouldnt it (not) suck if i were to kiss livia” or such things, i do think that maybe marie did ask for him for being her bodyguard, since she would feel better as she can pester and lord him over

  5. Ok, I like this novel, but I hate Leon, because he has LITERALLY BEST GIRL RIGHT BESIDE HIM, AND HE KNOWS, AND DOES NOTHING ABOUT HER. He just plays dumb, instead of helping her as a payoff for taking Luxon away from her.

    But what angriest me more, is what he does with the Holy Necklace on the last volume.
    I imagine him grabbing the necklace and thinking.
    “Hmmn….. I already have the Holy Necklace on my power, but because I’m an asshole and a fucking coward, instead of giving it to Olivia myself as an excuse to fix things between us, I will going to give it to the capturing targets, because I misunderstood there actions knowing already all those flashy idiots are a fucking lost cause, because Marie already took them away. But fucked! I reeeally hope they will going to give it to Olivia instead of Marie. Yeah! I will not going question myself about the fuking irresponsible, stupid and insane shit I’m about to do….. Yeah!, that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”

    1. Isn’t it because they’re too much for him to handle? Anjie being the duke’s daughter and Livia being the protagonist and a saint though, was taken away by Marie.

      But from what i can see from volume 2 last arc he is slowly opening up on them, he’s both aware on his own feelings for Anjie & Livia and Anjie’s & Livia’s feelings for him just that he’s denying it. And from this volume three illustration in the end they ended up being his bride means either he confessed his feelings or Anjie and Livia confessed their feelings for him.

    2. coz anjie Duke House and Livia Was Cummoners, Now With His Position cant Marrying Anjie or Livia, he can marry livia but her just will being empress, But.Dont worry he will marrying both of them in end of vol and got 1 wife at Alzer republic later

  6. ‘Xcuse me, da fug iz dat?
    U gotta b kidding me.
    Anyway, a leecher Marie she is. And i hate leecher.
    >___<

  7. It was this moment the Leon realised…
    He… XXX marie. After that, both starts killing each other..

  8. I know everyone here basically knows this. But has it ever been officially confirmed that

    Spoiler
    Marie and Leon were siblings in Japan?

    I mean, it’s entirely possible that they were just in insanely similar circumstances, and

    Spoiler
    not actually related at all

    Until it’s been confirmed or denied, until they confront each other, even if it seems obvious, it could just be a dupe.

    Of course, I could have just forgotten where/when it was confirmed, so sadly (very sadly), I will have to go back and re-read the story.

    1. In the story there’s no outright mention of it one way or other.

      Spoiler
      However, in one of the spoiler posts about the WN it was mentioned that they realize the other was their sibling in Japan, don’t tell anybody, and Olivia and Angela getting ticked over how Leon seems to have gone from hating Marie to doting on her.

  9. Thanks for the chapter!! 😍

    When you thought youre safe from an annoying job , then life slaps you hard . Bear with it leon , just let than damn girl be crushed , its her fate . But shes a good girl too , just fate is also harsh on her … Wait! dont show sympaty me!! Arrgh , ill just wait for the next chapter 😅

  10. I’m willing to bet Marie has some buried bro-con tendencies that are going to come to light.

      1. Not gonna lie, if the first thing Marie does after finding out Leon’s her big bro is launch herself at him shrieking “ONII-CHAAAAN! EVERYTHING WAS SO HORRIBLE WHEN YOU WEREN’T THERE ONII-CHAAAAAAN!”, with Leon shaking his head and going “Yare yare. Such a troublesome himouto.” (or anything remotely similar), I’ll die laughing. Particularly if there are other people around to stare and go “WHAT THE FU-“. Bonus points if those other people include the Technicolour Twats.

  11. Thanks for the chapter desu~

    “I would absolutely loathe being her bodyguard”

    – You already made a flag the moment you said this line, Leon.

    —-

    Why do i feel like him being her bodyguard is more favorable for him? You see, It’s not like being her bodyguard would take away his freedom. He is powerful and considered a “Hero” and an heir to boot, so i don’t think Marie being a “Saint” can control him.

  12. Now…I feel regreted for Leon but how long did that Marie get to be a saint when she didn’t play that game till its end?

    1. Because she played it long enough to know what the triggers for the world acknowledging the Saint were? That wasn’t even close to end-game stuff, if I’m remembering correctly.

      Its just that because she didn’t finish, she doesn’t know what a monumentally bad idea it is to impersonate the Saint. According to Leon, the final boss REQUIRES Olivia as the Saint. Not A Saint, but THE Saint, since Olivia is unique. Marie just thinks if she has all the toys and the same basic skillset (with the healing magic and such), that it’ll be good enough. So…..problems.

  13. Every time I read a chapter I scream like a little girl my wife next to me was like wtf is wrong with you and I can’t explain why am screaming ^.^;

    thank you for the chapter thank you so much

  14. Thanks for the translation!
    Considering Marie indicated she doesn’t like him who is pushing for him to be her bodyguard? Considering how revered the saint position is the people pushing for it are probably in the mind that since he’s so strong and a fellow student it’d be easier to have him protect her rather than the idiot quintet. Agree him saying would loathe to be her bodyguard was raising a flag for it. Can see why doesn’t like idea. He doesn’t like her, would have to be on best behavior around her since she’s believed to be the saint, and since she’s the saint they’d believe her over him if she makes complaints or lies about him doing something. On the other hand he can find out she never finished the game and inform her about last boss who must be really bad news and more powerful than the cheat character Black Knight considering how worried Leon is. If not that, than the pleasure of seeing her face when he informs her he already captured the island and stuff on it with the microtransaction gear.

    1. Pretty sure she didn’t get far enough into the game to bother even thinking about all the pay-to-win extra stuff and doesn’t know about all that. Otherwise I’m sure she would have found some excuse to go collect the hyper-advanced airship/spacecraft/AI thing. Considering how scummy her family appear to be, I doubt she’d have passed up an opportunity to gain some power for herself to put them in their place/secure her independence.

      1. It was in the prologue where she blackmailed him into finishing the game for her because couldn’t get past war part. As for the extra stuff from microtransactions it’s not required to beat the game but it’s a hell of a lot harder, especially with how the idiotic capture targets were weak and kept getting killed. Like Brad would charge forth despite being weak in everything but magic and glasses was exceptional with a sword but didn’t have any distance attacks. Not sure but think Leon’s comments while playing game indicated a game over whenever one of them was reduced to zero health. As for island since it seems like she didn’t purchase anything other than the game she probably doesn’t know about it existing since it was the pickup location for microtransaction items. Speaking of what she knows, is there any explanation given in the LN/WN/manga explaining how she remembers everything up to war breaking out so detailed? After all, Leon had to push to recall various events and had written down everything he could remember about game once his previous life memories returned which he used to remember location of island. She somehow remembered the lines, locations, time and dates to get to event spots for all five capture targets and according to comment at opening ceremony about waiting ten years that means she somehow recalled everything even after a decade passed. Also, from her commentary when thinking about former life it seems like at least a few years or more had passed before she died. Personally I’d have a hard time remembering the dates as I usually only pay enough attention to note that the date changed or a few days passed in game I’m playing.

  15. Thank you very much translating this series again..
    I love you very very much..
    I appreciate your work..
    And Leon, you are pretty fucked up huh…

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

    Ahh.. with this livia can successfully join Leon’s harem without issues..(?)

  17. You know, with a powerful robot by your side, an absurd amount of money and a relatively power in nobility, wouldn’t be easier if he just fake his own death?

    1. Money only good depending on it’s value. If he keeps making huge amounts of money, even if a perfect match to the Imperial minted stuff in terms of size and metal content, the value of a bill will decrease. After all, get a burger at McDonald’s for about $1-$3 now but back in 1950s it was like a nickel or dime. Also, where would he live? If Luxon took out powerful groups it would attract more attention and larger forces trying to get that power for themselves, would be found out if had a fake noble name eventually and a commoner doesn’t have much money, and would have to leave family as Zola at least would expose him as soon as she found out.

  18. Excuse my sorry ass but can someone tell me if it was mentioned anywhere that Marie is actually qualified to become the saint? Didn’t she just have healing powers like Livia, albeit her nerfed version? Did anyone test Marie whether she could actually use the saint accessories?
    If not then I will be waiting for the moment Marie fails spectacularly and then Livia finally gets the recognition she deserves for her hard work.

    1. When Leon handed necklace over priest mentioned that her healing ability was stronger than anyone in the order, staff reacted to her, and that she had brought the bracelet over so that’s why they thought she was Saint even though according to her comments when got necklace it took some convincing on her part and there were some reservations. Although her healing ability is stronger than anyone in the order it’s probably still a level or two below Olivia’s, staff probably reacting to her strong holy ability and likely to have a stronger reaction when Olivia handles it, and bringing the bracelet over was in line with game plotline. The Saint articles probably will work and boost anyone who uses them, like why Pirate leader had necklace in his armor, but on a much more limited and weaker scale than if the real Saint uses them. Like getting a +1 to +3 boost depending on ability for other people, and +10 or so for the Saint. Frankly I think Marie is deluding herself and too desperate to steal Saint’s role to improve her life to realize that being the Saint is more than just being at the right place at the right time, but also having cheat stats, certain type of personality, and abilities beyond the norm. Just hope when exposed doesn’t happen during an enemy attack or some desperate situation when Olivia not present or unable to step in and help.

      1. Same for all the given points. The best comparison I can do rn is how effects of Craft essences work in FGO – they come with various buffs but only when they align with the right kind of servants and their noble phantasms that their potential is fully utilized. What I feel rn is that the saint’s items are like a limit broken Black Grail CE (meant to boost damage effect of noble phantasms). It sure comes with attack stats, but only when you use it with a servant who has a damage dealing NP that the essence is fully utilized (minus the HP demerit).
        Marie is sure getting the passive bonus from the saint items but I doubt she can fully use them. I mean it’s supposed to be a “saint” and not a gold digger. Marie had a full background for a otomeisekai heroine but she chose to be the gold digger she is.

  19. Leon: “Well I guess it can’t be gets worse than becoming the bodyguard ofthe called Saint Marie, right?

    Royal Messenger: “Sir Leon,as the Kingdom’s most renowned hero and best marriage candidate the crown had arranged your marriage with her holiness the Saint.”

    Leon: “MOTHER FU@#!!!”

    1. You forgot about part where need to sire children within the first year to promote bloodline and create more Saints or high spec talents. Also, to keep secret about the Saint’s fetishes such as whipping, bondage, S&M, watching BL between husbands, and horse sized strap ons.

  20. He could do a few thing here.

    One he could reject Marie as the Saint.
    Two he isn’t under the employment of the country can reject the order.
    Three he could accept the order and demand compensation of equal value.

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