The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v3 Chapter 1 Part 2

We traversed through a forest while Kyle led the way.

The laid-back Marie was surprised to hear that this floating island was Kyle’s homeland.

──So it seems that she didn’t know either.

“Gee, if this was your home, you should have told me, Kyle. I would have prepared a present or something.”

It seems that she intended to watch over her exclusive servant as he visited his home, but wouldn’t this be dicey situation for Kyle?

He was bought as a slave and is now returning to his home town with his master.

Is he going to introduce her to his family by saying “This is my master!” to them?

──I would hate doing that.

Kyle walked ahead, but was the same as when I spotted him on Partner’s deck.

Despite it being his homeland, he didn’t seem to be enjoying it at all.

“No need for a present.”

He seemed a bit gloomy.

Being worried about Kyle, Livia consulted me.

“Leon, doesn’t something seem strange about Kyle? He’s returning home, so why is he so down?”

Unlike the carefree Marie, Livia was looking closely at Kyle’s condition.

“Maybe he doesn’t want to visit home for some reason?”

Unlike Marie, Livia was kind.

As for Anjie──

“Is this a forest where elves live? I didn’t know there was a dungeon here, but I’m a bit excited for some reason.”

──She was really tense.

Meanwhile, Marie was serious.

“It’ll be fine. If I can earn big here, I can get rid of my debt. Rather, isn’t this opportune? Then I can buy sweets from popular stalls and have desserts for my dinner during the evening. I have to buy new clothes too. My others ones are already shabby and worn out.”

It was saddening to hear Marie’s monologue.

I was indeed angry at Marie, who cheated her way to becoming the saint, but why was she this miserable?

What evil things did she do in her previous life to deserve carrying debt while needing to pay living expenses as a saint?

Jilk and Greg walked in the back while a group of girls walked in the middle.

Hertrude, who seemed troubled, walked alone.

“You could have just waited.”

“I can do whatever I please. Besides, now that we came all this way, I want to look at the historical ruins.”

Shouldn’t the upper management of the kingdom be more wary of the fact that this girl’s been given free rein?

We continued through a straight path in the forest.

Luxon, floating near my shoulder, looked at the road.

[Master, what exactly──are elves?]

“A fantasy race. Are you interested in them?]

[Elves used to not exist within my data. While I had been on stand by, a creature suddenly appeared, turning out to be an elf. Is it not something to be curious about?]

I wasn’t really that aware of it, so I wasn’t particularly interested.

[In addition, it’s also noteworthy that they cannot breed with female humans. However, in the case of men──]

As Luxon spoke on, Kyle pointed to a village within view.

“That’s the town where I was born and raised.”

Marie was excited.

“Wow~, how beautiful!”

At first glance, it seemed like a calm, but fairly developed village.

The buildings were mostly log houses and the town had a sense of unity.

All the villagers we saw were beautiful and had nice figures.

Several villager-like elves wore outfits that clung to their bodies.

Jilk placed his hand over his chin and began to boast about his knowledge.

“Elves are basically well-favored in looks, but do not seem to judge beauty by outward appearances like how humans do.”

Both Marie and Greg had shocked faces.

──It seems they didn’t know this. I wasn’t aware of it either.

“Oh, is that so?”

“Right. They judge based on the magical power one holds. Due to that, they have almost no preferences in terms of looks.”

Though everyone was interested in the elves who judged others based on magic power, Kyle didn’t say anything more.

Since these were elves we were talking about, a slightly more detailed explanation would have been nice.

I tried calling out to him in concern.

“Something the matter?”

“Don’t talk to me. If you’re trying to fulfill a sense of self-satisfaction by acting worried about me, then stop. I absolutely hate guys like you who tend to get the wrong idea.”

I felt my face getting red.

“And I hate little brats like you. Why don’t you go find your mother and introduce Marie to her, you can even say ‘This is my master,’ to her.”

Thereupon, Kyle sighed and spoke as if looking down on me.

“It seems you don’t know. Alright, for elves, being a slave is synonymous to working away from home. Despite being slaves, we’re treated decently, much better than you boys at the academy.”

It’s indeed as he said, but hearing him say it made me furious.

Luxon strangely seemed convinced.

[Intriguing, so elves view it as working away from home? I understand.]

Jilk added on to that explanation.

“Elves seem to have a longer lifespan than humans. A few decades is a not a big deal for them.”

Working away from home for a few decades? Leaving that aside, there’s something about Kyle’s speaking that I’m curious about.

Someone’s feelings toward slavery would be like this.

Upon hearing hearing the word slave, one would assume that treatment would be poor, but being exclusive servants, they’re treated favorably.

──Indeed, the boys would be jealous.

Seeing us approach the village, one of the elves in the village walked towards us.

A pleasant girl with green hair and yellow eyes.

Is she around the same age as us? She’s a small woman.

In addition, everyone’s gazes focused on her bust, which was big relative to her body.

“Kyle!”

The woman waved her hand and rushed over, seeming to know Kyle.

As the woman approached, Kyle adjusted his posture and moved towards Marie’s side as she was speaking with Jilk.

“Marie, this woman here is my mother. Her name is ‘Yumeria.'”

──What? His mom?!

Elves have a much younger appearance than their actual age. Could it be that Kyle is an old man on the inside too? In that case, he might be the same as me.

“Um, oh! N, nice to meet you!”

When the confused Marie gave her greetings, Kyle’s mother, Yumeria, also became confused and bowed her head.

It felt very calming seeing the two bow towards each other.

Kyle explained the situation to Yumeria while seeming uninterested.

“Everyone wants to enter some historic ruins that are in this town. We need permission from the village chief, so we’re heading over to give our greetings. With that, please excuse us.”

“Say, Kyle. You’ve been away for a long time, but you don’t need to talk like we’re strangers──”

“I cannot do that, I’m in the midst of my job.”

Kyle’s attitude may be appropriate as a servant, but he was being a little cold towards his mother.

Yumeria’s expression darkened.

“You don’t have to be so cold. This is the town you’ve been away from for so long, isn’t it?”

Kyle sneered in response to my words.

“Something bugging you?”

“Don’t get so over-familiar with me. I’m Marie’s exclusive servant, and I’m not going to get along with the likes of you.”

Greg was a bit irritated at the strangely stern Kyle.

“Hey, you’re taking it too far. Baltfault is our commander.”

Marie also seemed to pay attention to the odd attitude her own exclusive servant was taking.

“Kyle, don’t pick any fights. You’ve been weird today for some reason.”

“I’m the same as I always am. The village chief’s home is here.”

Kyle walked ahead, not even glancing at Yumeria.

Livia spoke to Yumeria in concern.

“Um, Kyle’s been strange ever since we came to this island. Err, maybe he’s feeling sick.”

However, Yumeria made a sorrowful smile.

“It’s fine. It’s my fault. I’m an unseemly mixed one, after all.”

The words “mixed one” stuck to my mind for some bizarre reason.

The village chief’s residence was large.

Upon asking about it, it seemed that several decades ago, when returning to the village after finishing work as an exclusive servant, the village chief had received a large amount of remuneration and built the residence.

He was an elf that looked like a young man with a beard, someone only in their late twenties.

“You want to visit some ruins within the village?”

I spoke alone with the village chief, acting as a representative of the group.

Everyone else waited in a reception room.

“Right. Is it possible?”

“The ruins are a sacred place for the village, so it would be tough. You won’t be able to obtain permission so easily. I don’t think the other village chiefs would allow it.”

Elven villages were scattered around the floating island.

It seems that altogether, they’re labeled as a collective.

“Furthermore, the collective chief is quite stubborn. There’s no doubt that you will face opposition to enter the ruins.”

“The collective chief?”

“She’s an old woman whose strong point is divination. I’ve heard that in the past, there were many guests who visited the collective chief, but her power has currently weakened and there are often times where her divinations aren’t accurate either.”

I don’t care about this talk of fortune-telling, but it’s a problem if we can’t enter the historical ruins.

“I’m sorry, but you might have to give up. Though, we frequently visit the ruins and have found no treasure there. Searching for some would be fruitless.”

“Huh?”

“Us elves are free to enter and exit it as we please, and there are even many people who go there on a whim. We’ve exhausted ourselves searching through it, but contrary to everyone’s hopes, there’s no treasure to be found.”

──Could this different from the game?

As I was thinking about it, there was a furious pounding on the door.

A female elf barged in without waiting for a reply.

“Village Chief, it’s the collective chief!”

The village chief grabbed a nearby ornament──then tossed it to the woman.

“Eek!”

Seeing the item crash into the woman and fall, I give a look towards the village chief.

However, the village chief ignored me and began preaching to the woman.

“What insolence, running over in a commotion and pounding on the door! How many times do I have to tell you? Apologize to the guest!”

The village head then walked towards the woman and began kicking her.

Upon seeing that, I stepped in with haste.

“What are you doing?!”

The village chief swept my hand aside and turned away with a scornful look.

Those eyes he had were the same as the exclusive servants’ when they face the boys within the academy.

“Don’t be a nuisance. That is important elf etiquette. If we’re not careful, the children will learn bad manners. That means their worth as slaves will diminish.”

──It seems that I don’t fully understand the situation with elves, but this is too harsh.

Seeing this doesn’t make me feel at ease.

“This a revolting sight in front of a guest.”

I did my best to put on a brave front.

“Sorry about that. Now then, what’s your business?”

The woman shed tears while informing us that the aforementioned collective chief was visiting the village.

We were in a plaza at the village.

The gathering elves were all beautiful men and women.

Among them, a short elderly one carried a large cane for support.

Her back was hunched over and it was hard to tell whether her eyes were open or closed.

The old woman with gray hair muttered something to a woman wearing the same native outfit.

The female elf, who was supporting her, transmitted her message.

“I will convey the words of the collective chief. Do not enter the ruins again. At this rate, you will incur the old demon lord’s wrath.”

The village chief was at a complete loss.

I assume that the collective chief is in a higher position, her way of speaking is different from the woman’s.

“Collective Chief, what do you mean by demon lord? In the first place, aren’t the people from other villages entering the ruins too?”

The collective chief muttered something.

Listening to her words, the female elf once again spoke.

“Do you think that the collective chief knows nothing? She’s aware that you all are heavily involved with the ruins. The collective chief is leaving a message. Don’t come into contact with what’s taboo. Don’t enter the sacred ground of the elves.”

The surrounding elves were shocked, but the collective chief and the female were serious.

Luxon, who was floating near my shoulder, also seemed shocked.

[A divination, is it?]

“What? Are you a non-believer of those sorts of things?”

[Could it be possible? There have certainly been people with strange abilities. You’re one of those people, Master.]

From Luxon’s point of view, I would indeed be an unscientific phenomenon since I hold memories of my previous life.

There seems to be some discrepancy between what the village chief said and what the collective chief said.

Perhaps the elves aren’t actually free to enter and exit as they please?

Based on what the collective chief said, nobody can get near the ruins.

Furthermore──

“By the way, do you know anything about a demon lord?”

[Are you familiar with the matter, Master? Does a demon lord appear in the otome game?]

“There’s no demon lord in that otome game. That’s why I’m really concerned.”

Could it be that the collective chief is growing senile?

She may have been a capable diviner in the past, but there are more elves who are either suspicious or completely doubtful rather than those who are at least half-convinced.

The collective chief’s cold gaze shifted from the elves to──Marie.

“Hey! This commotion is annoying. Whatever, someone take me to the historic ruins! I absolutely must capture──”

The collective chief’s eyes widened as Marie, who was frightened of debt, stepped forward.

She spoke to the woman next to her, and then that woman conveyed the message to us.

She seemed surprised and shocked.

“Are you a saint?”

“Oh, you could tell? Yes, I’m a saint. If you understand that, then──”

Before Marie could finish, the woman spoke.

“You’re allowed to enter the ruins. The saint brings along the old demon lord. That is the future the collective chief foresaw in recent months.”

Marie tilted her head in confusion as the surrounding elves grew restless.

“Demon lord? I don’t know a demon lord at all.”

You’re like a final boss to me. You’re something like a demon lord, I guess.

Or rather, it seems that the collective chief has gone senile and lost her touch with divinations.

Marie isn’t a real saint, Livia is.

──The demon lord must also be a misunderstanding.

I turned towards Luxon as it stated its own opinion.

[Could this be about Julian? He’s royalty and the descendants of the new humans use magic. If royalty means being able to operate the workings of magic, it’s possible that he could adopt the title of a demon lord.]

“I understand what you’re saying, but Julian’s not here, you know?”

[I’m stumped as well. Assuming that the collective chief’s divination is true, there’s a possibility that it’s tied to Julian.]

That guy isn’t a king yet though. At this rate, he will become the crown prince again due to Marie’s work, and will probably be king in the future, but──that guy being a demon lord? He’d be a miserable demon lord that even I could beat up.

The woman spoke to the people around on behalf of the collective chief.

“The time of judgement has come. Will this island sink, or will it remain? These people will not be allowed to interfere. The collective chief says for everyone to sit still and wait for the appointed time.”

With that, the collective chief and the other elf left the village.

While watching their figures, I spoke to Luxon.

“Does this mean we have permission to enter the ruins?”

[It saves a load of trouble. It seems we won’t have to force our way in or invade.]

“You were thinking about such dangerous things?”

[Indeed. What about it?]

It was as if Luxon was saying “You’ve got a problem with that?”


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81 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v3 Chapter 1 Part 2”

    1. its frustrating but i cannot translate so beggers cant be choosers i guess. keep up the great work.untill the next chapter i guess il read the newest volume of goblin slayer. or the novelization of godzilla king of monsters….or just you know die a tragically unfulfilled death. never knowing how tough life is for mobs in otome games

    2. no problem, just If something happen and it disturb this translation, could you give a notice or anything. I just afraid if something happen then the translate just stop.
      And more of these, you have my gratitude that you still translate this series until now and keep your word like as before.
      so Thank you very much.
      Don’t push yourself to hard.

    3. How often do you plan on posting? Personally I’d like two chapters a week because of greedy but at the same time I understand you have your own personal life and that you might not be able to post regularly. This is one of my favorite novels and I’d like to know when I can read new chapters.

    1. Old Demon Lord? I’m gonna have to say it’s either Leon or Luxon but who knows……………

        1. Or it might be something similar to Luxon. Luxon has been made to fight the new-humans and as such does dislike them. The only reason he doesn’t is because he recognizes Leon as something like an old human (I should probably reread that) and acknowledges him as his master. If something happens to him or another doesn’t recognize Leon as its master it would probably try to attack all the new humans

  1. I wonder… The male elves seem to be rather abusive towards the females. Is it perhaps due to the fact that the males can’t impregnate human women, but human men can impregnate even women? I suppose that would be a reason for a power differential to occur, as the males become more protective of the females and as they go out and earn for their society they grew to see the woman as lesser beings for some reason. All I know is, Leo should seduce the mothers of each of the male Harem members to get them even more mad at him.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  2. “The saint brings along the old demon lord.”

    She’s talking about Leon, right? Not awaken or summon or any such thing about the demon lord. The saint BRINGS ALONG the demon lord. As part of her guard, perhaps?

    Congratulations, Leon! You’ve been promoted from mob to final boss.

    1. Okay, immediately after posting my comment I realized it fits Luxon better simply because it mentions the OLD demon lord. Luxon was built around the time magic first became a thing in that world as what’s most likely the normal human’s trump card, but they lost before they could use him. He’d definitely be demon lord tier for a civilization that has no context for his level of technology and show it by enabling a mob character to curb stomp pretty much everything in his way.

    2. That my thoughts exactly since from the start she got him into playing the otome games which he died playing. Also on the illustrations of volume 3 he look serious while another with his mech I assume had eyes all over.

    3. It could also be interpreted that ‘the saint’ is refering to livia while the ‘demon lord’ to marie

  3. Ah so if a male elf had sex with a female human it wont bore fruit, but if it’s the opposite it will?

      1. They probably hate half-elves.

        In which case, keeping female elves away from humans makes sense.

        On the other hand, male elves can do whatever.

      2. I suppose that hurts the pride of the male elves then, as bad as it sounds, they are just walking vibrators for the women, so they must see in worse light halves, which i think can impregnate human females tho, its seems weird, but eh, magic settings, wouldnt surprise me that elves are modified humans or mutations of them based on how they are a new race based on luxon data

  4. i feel they’re talking about the mc himself when they’re talking about the demon lord… hehe

  5. I am suspecting that the presence and actions of both Leon and Marie have thrown “the game ” out of rails.

    1. I’d say more Marie than Leon. She’s the one who actively subverted the heroine’s place and caused a world event to trigger early. While I agree that neither are particularly good and realizing of thinking about the ramifications of their actions, at least Leon has tried to let things naturally occur.

  6. And little elf boy really needs some attitude adjustment (via a pimp slap) and for that matter,so does village chief.

    1. For a race that sells off its males to be sex slaves to bitchy noblewomen, they do seem to be rather chauvinistic pigs, don’t they?

      1. -being paid
        -having sex
        -treat humane by the “owner”
        -immunity to violence thanks to girls status
        -investigation by slave trades(?) if something happen to them

        yeah, cant see why they shouldnt feeling superior to other

        1. Well here are the downsides to being a slave in their universe

          -High chance of STD
          -No human rights
          – No paycheck
          – Your forced to do things no man would ever do
          – No possessions slaves can’t own things and have no chance to learn or improve their status

          The way I see it the social hierarchy works this way
          -MC(his lost treasure continent busting powers by pure military might he has no equal)
          -Queen
          -King
          -Prince/princess(although the prince who follows Marie has no power)
          -Duchess
          -Duke
          -Marchioness
          -Marquis
          -Countess
          -Earl
          -Vicountess
          -Viscount
          -Baroness
          -Baron
          -Baronetess
          -Baronet
          -Knight
          -Slaves

          The only perk to being a slave is that your mistress will most likely engage in orgies the downside to that is that is STD and you have sex with no love. I didn’t include personal servants because fucktoys have no power or position on the special later. If the MC wants to marry the villainess at the very least he needs to be a marquis.

          1. Most of what you said appears irrelevant since the novel never really establishes STDs as a ‘thing’ nor is there any conclusive indication that elves can contract the same diseases as humans can. Its like fearing humans being infected by a computer virus. No need to fan-fic project(verb) here.
            As for hierarchy, you wrongly assume that elves even want to assimilate into human society and improve their ‘status’ within said society when evidence so far points to them being elven supremacists/isolationists with a mercenary relationship (for money only) with humanity.

          2. I think you explain how slaves threated in OUR world, not in this novel world. this chapter alone already explain few thing being slave, at least from elves POV. its a normal job for them, not becaused they captured by forced then sell without their consent. so pretty sure they got paycheck, whether directly from the owner or from the slave trader. Your forced to do things no man would ever do? should be within contract so it fine. at least better than boys for threated like actual slave despite their status as nobles. they can have possession to some extent. MC sister once ask a room for her slaves when they rebuild the house before. it depend on the owner I guess.

            I’m not saying being slave got all the sunshines. but compared to the boys who threated like slaves in our world standard, they have better standing/position.

    1. Wow, entitled much? Our guy takes time out of his own life to do this, and up until very recently he’s been pumping releases out like a machine, like he’s goddamn Oda or something. And you’re whining about waiting 5 days? He can do it whenever he damn well pleases. Get over it. Don’t make demands of someone whose providing a free service, and making the effort to make it quality (seriously, some of the best translations I’ve read in light novels in general).

      Especially when some translators only do a single release every few weeks, before going on extended hiatuses mid-chapter with zero warning or notice.

  7. Thanks for the chapter

    Milf elf? I Don’t know why but i thinks Leon will fall for her like he fall for the Queen.

  8. Although it seems like all messages convey luxon as the demon lord, i dont think thats the case as Leon might be a far better candidate.

    As we have no knowledge as to what his character originally did, which could mean that perhaps he was meant to be the final boss.

    Or alternatively the demon lord threat was a problem for after the game had ended.

      1. And leon died before learning of it meaning he would have no idea.

        Also that would be a good way to introduce new male leads without retconning the established timeline of events

    1. Personally I think the saint is Livia and the demon lord is Marie. Her personality is terrible and if she somehow becomes queen than it would spell disaster for the world. Although the DK could be the MC dunces he’s been noted to have a dark side and he has a planetary weapon by his side.

  9. Thanks for the translation!
    Sokay if need more time.
    Wonder if Luxon is the old demon lord? After all, any advanced technology can appear to be magic and vice versa.
    Chief’s act of violence towards messenger was overkill. Did they get kingdom’s bad habits and apply it towards youth or level of magic power? Does this mean elves and humans can have kids only if elf female and human male? Hope find why Kyle so off soon.

    1. Come to think about it, considering they’re on a floating island why don’t they just attach a lot of heavy weights to dungeon until safe areas completely stuffed and heavy, carefully dig a really deep ring around the dungeon so separates from floating island and sinks into sea. New demon lord either drowns or trapped on bottom of ocean and unable to get to anybody. Then no worries about rest of island destroyed or demon lord getting free.

      1. The old granny did say tho “…Bring ALONG the demon lord”, so it would be that the DK/DL is already free but in a state of inactivity, i suppose that if it refers to luxon, the ruins for sure have some tech from old humans, and if added to luxon would give him even more power, heck, they still have only shown a fraction of the Mamaship thats his original body

  10. Thanks for the Chapter!!!

    Its time for you marie to face retribution for stealing the saints title!!!!! Desu

  11. The saint (Lívia) brings the demon lord (Leon and his dark armor that got combined with the cursed sword he got on the previous arc), do not infuriate the demon lord (because he is an evil bastard (Leon))

    1. MC had Luxon analyse the cursed sword and gave it to the kingdom because it was cursed. Hopefully warned them about curse because with that Marquis it wouldn’t surprise me if he gave it to somebody to use while ignoring what the curse does to them. Heck wouldn’t surprise me if arranged for it to be given back to principality. Anyways, while Leon or Luxon or somebody else in group (possibly Kyle which would explain why he’s acting weird,) might be demon lord the cursed sword isn’t around. Would be nice if new demon lord awoke and Marie exposed as fraud with Livia being recognized as true Saint. Whether or not that happens Leon should’ve realized that an event flag was raised with seer’s comments about old and new demon lord and Saint present. Marie will likely be overwhelmed and surprised at new demon lord’s power, Livia and Luxon will save day but main credit will be stolen by Marie is how I’m seeing course of events.

  12. Thanks for the chapter desu~

    Usually in fantasy it’s given that the elves secludes and protect themselves from turning into a slaves, but on this one its the complete opposite eh

    Ohh… another MILF. I wonder if she’ll fall for the mc just like what happened to the Queen.

    1. The queen isn’t a harem member so far he only has the heroine and villainess if there is another harem member my guess is it would be the captured princess.

      1. well, there is deidre, the drill hair thing girl and clarice, both who were involved last volume, which are part of the harem now, due to how they even where in Leon room when he was despairing over the last promotion

  13. Once the MC finds out Marie is his sister from the previous life I hope he doesn’t help her out she’s a slutty gold digger vixen. Also he really needs to quite being her bodyguard soon.

  14. Thx for the chappy~

    Old? Demon lord??
    I’m guessing that’s Luxon, he’s an ancient civilization weapon = Old
    And he can do stuffs like Demon lord could make a reality of = Demon Lord.
    Basically he can literally destroys the world.

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

    So luxon is the old Demon Lord while MC is the current demon lord? Are earthling called demons by the elf?
    Then what are saints?

  16. It’s another world, it’s another world, this isn’t a future version of earth where the Japanese somehow becomes the forefront everything in humanity without any consulting input from foreign countries…. Whooooooo. It’s another world where the rule of the strong is incredibly twisted due to the otome game setting and the worst possible impostor foolishly taking a role of responsibility without understanding the stakes…..

    The word slave has a different connototation and there’s no reason to get unnecessarily angry at the unfair treatment of men in this messed up other world, that is definitely not a future version of earth.

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