The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v3 Chapter 1 Part 3

Now that we got permission, we set foot into the historic ruins.

However, I felt disheartened upon looking into the ruins.

“──There’s nothing.”

There was a room with tree roots and ivy crawling along the walls and floor. It seemed to me like a modern building that grew old, but to Livia, it seemed like an ancient site packed with adventure.

Livia was the only one delighted.

“Amazing! Look Leon, objects of this shape have been found in other ancient ruins. The form is a bit different, but that thing near the door is a feature of ancient sites!”

“──I, I see.”

That object she’s referring to was a card reader.

The machine, which would read card keys, was already broken and was only there for looks at this point.

Luxon looked at the joyed Livia and asked a question.

[It’s better not to tell her the truth, isn’t it?]

Livia looked happy wondering what kind of meaning the object could have.

It seemed that Luxon was worried about whether it should tell Livia that it was a device for reading cards.

“She might be happy if you told her.”

[There’s also some fun in having her discover it herself. You wouldn’t understand, Master.]

“You really are a terrible thing, aren’t you?”

[Not as much as you, Master.]

Luxon then turned its line of sight towards Anjie and the others.

“Is there really no treasure? Well, viewing some historic ruins is itself worthy of conversation, but──is there really no treasure?”

She felt down since not only was there no treasure, but the place had already been thoroughly examined by others.

Jilk was the same.

“I had my hopes up since I heard there were some historic ruins belonging to elves, but there’s nothing here.”

Greg seemed to have given up on the possibility of treasure.

“Did you really think that we would find ruins with treasure so easily? It’s fun because of the chances of finding nothing. Though, it’s also quite novel for us to go this far and still find nothing.”

Surprisingly, Hertrude also seemed disappointed. ──Had she actually been looking forward to this?

“Oh? Did you actually get your hopes up?”

“I did. Something wrong with that?”

Since she answered me, I continued conversing with her.

“Not that it’s bad, but I do find it surprising.”

“The principality can be traced back to being the kingdom’s territory. Like you people, we also admire adventurers.”

So why in the world is the situation for marriage-searching so different there?

“So when you heard about the ruins, you wanted to venture into them?”

“Despite how things may look, I do hold such views. After all──such opportunities are rare.”

Well, isn’t that cute?

Hertrude, who averted her gaze while seeming embarrassed, looked like a girl her age.

“All you had to do was say it honestly.”

“──Detestable.”

I watched Hertrude depart and turned towards the most depressed person in the vicinity, Marie. She was so down that it was pitiable.

“──I don’t want to do this anymore. It can’t be like this.”

Jilk comforted Marie while she was in such a state.

“It’ll be alright. We can search for a different set of ruins and go on an adventure together with his Highness and the others.”

──There was a bit of a misunderstanding there.

Marie didn’t want to go an adventure, she just wanted treasure.

Evident of that, she made a complicated face after hearing Jilk’s words.

“R, right.”

Perhaps leaving Livia, who was absorbed in the historical ruins, to her own devices, Anjie came over to my side.

“Leon, what should we do now? Should we withdraw at this rate? It seems like the village chief here with us is bothered as well.”

Taking a look, I saw the figure of the village chief watching over us from the entrance of the ruins.

He gave me a particularly cold gaze.

“He’s looking down on me. Quite the annoying guy.”

I want to knock him off his feet right now.

I don’t know if the demon lord is long gone or whatever, but I’d love to ask them to strike the hammer of judgement down on that guy.

Though, that may not be possible since the demon lord doesn’t exist.

The village chief called out to us.

“Have you had enough? There’s nothing worth seeing in these ruins.”

──All things considered, something’s off.

Within my fuzzy memories of the game, these historical ruins should definitely have──

“We can’t give up! My debt’s increasing as we speak! I──I absolutely won’t give up! I hate a life of debt!”

Marie recklessly ran towards the depths of the ruins alone.

Anjie seemed angry at Marie, who acted out of line.

“Moving around alone as she pleases──what a troublesome person.”

With Luxon beside me, I readied my rifle and went ahead to bring back Marie.

“Luxon, follow me. Anjie, stay here with everyone. I’ll be back in a moment.”

“It’s hard being a commander, isn’t it?”

“You’re still a student. Don’t push yourself. I’ll be back soon.”‘

Livia was worried about me, but…

“Leon, please don’t do anything rash. U, um──”

Did she think I was going to do something with Marie? ──Well, she’s right.

After telling Jilk and Greg to stay put despite wanting to come along, I chased after Marie.

──An opportunity has arrived. Now I’ll be alone with Marie.

──Finally, we can have a talk between fellow reincarnators.

The depths of the ruins were dark.

With her lantern placed on the floor, Marie looked for something.

“Not here. Not here! There’s no entrance to the underground layer!”

Luxon’s eye, serving as a light, shined on Marie, surprising her. Marie turned around and stood with her back against the wall as if she were a cornered criminal.

I had my rifle ready while speaking to Marie.

“You’re alone at last. Even in the airship, I didn’t have the chance to talk with you, and that caused me some trouble. With this, we can have a leisurely chat.”

As Marie trembled, she tried to pick up a handgun she brought for self-defense.

“Freeze. Any movements and I’ll pull the trigger.”

“I, if you kill me, you’ll become a big criminal! I’m a saint!”

“You’re just a fake who took the position of the saint from Livia though. Now then, how about we hear what you have to say for yourself? What do you plan on doing from now on?”

I wanted to know what reason she had for the risky deed of stealing Livia’s position as the saint.

“Huh? What do you mean? Tell me what it is that you want to hear from me.”

However, Marie acted bold, even in this situation.

I really want to shoot her. I wonder if just one shot would be fine.

“In that case, I’ll ask you some questions one by one, and you’ll make sure to answer me. Are you a reincarnator?”

“Yes. I am. If you’re asking whether I have memories of my previous life, then that’s correct. It seems like you’re one too.”

“Are you aware of this world being the same as ‘that’ otome game?”

“What about it?”

She’s not denying it. Marie indeed knows about this world being the same as an otome game, that otome game.

“If so, why did you take Livia’s position as the saint? When there’s a war with the principality──”

Marie laughed and answered before I could finish my question.

“Aren’t you an idiot? You think I can’t do what that girl can? I can use healing magic. I have plenty of talent for being a saint. Besides, the temple and saint items all recognize me.”

That’s weird. Leaving the temple aside, I didn’t think that the saint items would recognize Marie.

“So it’s alright to expose you if you turn out to be fake.”

“Try it out for yourself. No matter how much of a racket you make, it won’t change the fact that I’m the saint. Too bad for you.”

──Indeed, even if I kick up a fuss about it, nobody would listen to me. What an irritating person.

Luxon suggested something to me.

[There is a discrepancy when comparing this to your information, Master. It’s advisable to mutually share information.]

Marie was a little bewildered.

“What? What are you trying to say? Let me say this, I’ve seen that otome game’s sce──”

Before Marie could finish speaking, we felt a rumble as the floor dropped out.

“Wha?!”

“Aaaaah!”

Anjie, who stood at the entrance to the ruins, looked at a restless Jilk and Greg.

“The both of you, calm down. Let’s leave it to Leon.”

Deep down, Anjie couldn’t tolerate Leon having to take care of Marie.

(Even on the airship, Marie seemed to be on Leon’s mind, but──could it be?)

Jilk’s gaze sharpened.

“That’s why I’m worried. He’s alone with Marie. Can you say with certainty that no mishap will happen?”

While staring at the ruins, Greg also spoke.

“Aren’t they taking a little too long? Let’s go find them. I’m worried about whether or not Baltfault will do anything strange. Since he might have a hunch that Marie isn’t a woman yet, and since she’s so cute──”

Hearing about Leon’s interest in Marie, Anjie got flustered in a different manner from usual.

“D, don’t say such foolish things! Leon is different from you people!”

“How are we different? He’s the same as us, a guy. Furthermore, Marie is a great woman. It’s impossible for any mishap not to happen.”

“It wouldn’t be strange for any boy in that situation to make a move. No wait, maybe this was his aim?!”

In response to the two’s opinions, Anjie felt more worked up than usual.

“Don’t lump Leon in with the likes of you!”

“I don’t want to be likened to him either! Besides, Viscount Baltfault was trying to approach Marie on the airship. I know that since I was beside her as an escort!”

Anjie’s face turned red in response to Jilk’s objection.

“Leon loathes Marie. You all should know that! Livia, say something too. There’s no way Leon would lay his hand on Marie.”

However, unlike the agitated Anjie, Livia went a bit pale.

“U, um, I only noticed it now, but──why was Leon carrying a rifle? It’s not necessary since monsters won’t appear in these ruins, right?”

Anjie’s, Jilk’s, and Greg’s eyes widened.

Leon, who usually kept a distance from Marie, was now trying to approach her.

Furthermore, Leon refused to let other people come along as he searched for Marie while carrying the unneeded rifle.

The three went pale as they imagined the scene of Leon shooting Marie to death.

“My fair Marie!”

“Marie!”

Jilk and Greg rushed into the ruins.

Anjie and Livia chased after them.

“W, wait! Even he wouldn’t go that far!”

“Right! He’d only use it to threaten someone at most!”

The four left the vicinity, leaving Hertrude, Kyle, and the village chief.

Marie had a dream.

A dream about her fondly remembered past life.

The summer sun was strong and it was humid.

During the evening, her surroundings were dyed orange, making for both a nostalgic and sad scene.

Marie remembered the heat of that day.

(Oh, right. This was also a thing.)

A girl stumbled, crying over her scraped knees.

‘Brother, carry me on your back.’

The one she asked help from was her older brother.

Though she recalled that her brother ticked her off──she strangely couldn’t remember his face.

Even though the two were in front of her, their faces were a blur.

‘If it’s that small of an injury, you can walk by yourself. Carrying you will make my back heat up, so no thanks. Besides, you’re heavy.’

(I am not heavy! This guy really infuriates me! I have a very slender figure!)

Even in that point of time──she was cute in her previous life.

She was aware of it in that life as well. That was why she looked up in confusion at her brother’s reply.

In her surprise, she stopped her fake tears.

‘Huh?’

‘See, you were pretending to cry. I hate how you fake things like that. You won’t fool me.’

In the vacant street, her previous self gasped.

By this time, she knew that she was cuter than the girls around her.

Understanding that people around her would do anything she asked for, she tried to order the boy, her older brother, around.

‘M, my knees hurt.’

‘The pain is proof that you’re still living. Good.’

‘I, I want you to carry me. I can’t get home.’

‘Oh really? Then stay here. And if you don’t like that, then walk, nitwit sister.’

‘──Stupid brother!’

“I’m fine with being stupid! I’d rather choose to be stupid than do what you tell me to!’

Seeing her older brother say that with a smile, Marie thought about something.

(This guy really is the worst. Remembering him now, he’s the number one──no, number three most heartless guy.)

Number one belonged to the man who abandoned her and her child.

Number two belonged to a leech who associated with her.

After those people was Marie’s older brother.

Marie then tried to recall what happened after this incident.

(Huh? What happened to me after that?)

She slowly came to her senses.

Her surroundings were dusty and she heard the sound of a gunshot.

Shells dropped to the floor and there was a metallic sound.

As she lifted her head, there stood Leon with his back facing her.

His voice seemed to carry an air of tension, perhaps due to a sense of urgency.

“Next!”

[An unidentified creature crawling along the ceiling is approaching. Master, be cautious about your remaining bullets. Furthermore, these things aren’t monsters.]

“It sucks that they won’t disappear when I kill them.”

Leon readied the rifle and pulled the trigger, creating the sound of a gunshot as a bullet pierced through the head of a mysterious creature appearing from the darkness.

The creature dropped from the ceiling and spasmed on the floor.

Marie jumped and tried to get up, but──

“Aah! O, ouch!”

She couldn’t stand up, perhaps from an ankle injury.

Leon maintained the same stance, only his voice reaching Marie.

He was cautious of approaching enemies and couldn’t turn his head around.

“Are you awake? Luxon will tell you the situation.”

“Huh? What?”

[The floor of the ruins collapsed and we fell down underground. While you were unconscious, Master has been killing unidentified creatures coming out of the passage.]

“What do you mean by unidentified creatures?!”

Marie, who wondered if they were different beings from monsters, looked at the creature from just now.

Its limbs were different from those of humans, but its torso and head looked the same.

Seeing what seemed like a reptile taking a human form, Marie screamed.

“Aaaaaah!”

However, as for Leon and Luxon──

“You’re distracting me, so shut up. Damn it, is it hopeless unless I get this useless charm to do something? If it were Livia or Anjie, I would have been determined and serious about defending them.”

[Screaming won’t change the situation. Be still.]

“Huh? But, my leg──”

[As the saint, your specialty is healing magic, right? Heal yourself. Ah, Master, the next one’s coming.]

──Both took a very cold attitude.

Marie thought to herself.

(These guys are like my older brother, aren’t they?! Now I’m really pissed!)


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67 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v3 Chapter 1 Part 3”

          1. GDI now my brain has latched onto the idea that she’s Hertrude, who feels like a major character but has no clear role yet and is mysterious.

  1. Soo she hate her brothers because they told her to stood on her own foot?

    Miss marie GROW UP!!!!

  2. man, how I wish leon just cursing her to show how he hate her and all her cutely act wont work on him

    1. He wasn’t even being nasty, though. He just said some nonsense to make her stop the fake tears, because he hated when she put on an act. Pretty common older sibling thing to do. I’m like, 99% sure that there’s another scene that after that (that Marie is conveniently remembering around) where he’s there for her when she’s ACTUALLY upset. Almost positive.

      1. what I’m saying is despite leon already show he didnt care about her, somehow she didnt understand that. that why I hope he being direct like “fck you b*tch, do favor for this world and go kill yourself to save everyone trouble”.

        sure such scene maybe exist, it common trope for sibling relationship after all, but none of them know that they sibling yet. leon do good job as older brother, her sister tho, should just fall from the island somewhere

        honestly I find it funny how I always find few comments that basically saying, despite she a trash who always thinking about herself, she actually not that bad and forgiveable because she MC sister or she a brocon.

        1. “she actually not that bad and forgiveable because she MC sister or she a brocon.”

          Did I say that? She IS that bad (and her selective memory, and blatant narcissism mixed with a woe is me inferiority complex………..is more than a little irritating), and I certainly wouldn’t forgive her. But I’m not Leon. This guy shrugged off his new sister LITERALLY trying to kill him (when that psychopath Jilk told her to put a bomb on his mech way back when). I doubt her being somewhat irritating (from his perspective) is enough to stop him from tolerating her existence.

          1. if that not what you mean, my bad then. I just always see even from previous chapters some comment find an excuse for her act simply because she MC sister or she a brocon so it not as bad as it look. how I wish I become their brother so I can leech the hell out of their life and see how “not bad” my act are.

  3. Aren’t you an idiot? You think I can’t do what that girl can?”

    Well, unlike you that girl can stand on her own withou any brainless servant to carry her

    ” I can use healing magic. I have plenty of talent for being a saint”

    Then why don’t you use such talents to help yourself or do something instead of being nothing but a burden?
    Oh right because YOUR WHOLE TWO LIFES you have been nothing but dead weight Using other people to do carry you around

  4. Thanks for the chapter

    It’s okay they just talk… With Gun it’s always make a conversation faster.

      1. Well it’s not like she pushed him down the stairs or something. You look me in the eye and tell me that in your most paranoid fantasies, you would think that blackmailing your sibling into beating a video game for you would kill them.

  5. Can someone tell me if this has a harem ending? Also what girls will he end up with my hope is the following marry him
    -Anjie
    -Olivia
    – Marie
    -Hertelude

  6. Thx for the TL, what a good laugh when anjie and the baka ranger duo were talking about marie and leon and livia just like “hey, didnt he had a shotgun?” and the 3 clearing their wrong ideas, and as i thought, the ruins are related to Luxon people maybe, if my guess from those creatures is right, then i think that there were different labs of the old humans that did different investigations, and each ruin with their tech is one of such labs, so if the one with luxon was around robotics, with luxon being their greatest creation, i suppose this elven ruin or lab is one of genetic, so stuff like elves and other demi humans are creations born through experimentation, which could be tied to the reason of why only female demi humans can be impregnated by humans while males arent able, though im not sure of this last one, for an otome game, it can become convoluted reaal quick huh

        1. Read latest chapter, im not joking, all i said here was me speculating and bullshitting, holy crap it became true

    1. I was also thinking sth similar, that maybe these reptilian creatures were either early iterations of the new humans that came out wrong, or the last traces of the ancient humans that were forced to splice their DNA w/ reptiles in order to continue surviving. Either way, I feel like they’re some kind of missing link between the ancient and new humans.

    1. Well…….more like “my brother is the only person who doesn’t buy into my fake little act, and wants me to be genuine”. Pretty sure independent/crybaby weren’t really relevant there. At least that’s what it seems like. And considering she sees that memory as one of her fond, nostalgic memories (in a life that she seems to hate, and where nothing good happened after Leon died)………..yeah, pretty sure she never hated him. She’s just being a brat.

      1. yeah, no

        she live long enough to be adult, married and have child. despite she a smart girl, somehow she can cant use her brain/talent/ability to make her life better by herself. she already dealing with how harsh life is. yet after she died and reincarnated, she blame her harsh life before to her brother who already died maybe years ago and still trying to leech other ppl fortune. after 2 whole volume not even once she think her life wrong because her self and thinking “my life before was misserable, I should stand by myself so I wont as misserable like before”. she rotten to the core, making excuse she just being brat not work.

        but yeah, as long as she not actually hate him, being a trash who always blame other is fine right?

        1. Didn’t say that. She’s trash, and everything that has ever gone wrong in her life could have been avoided if she had just treated people around her better (especially Leon, who was probably the only person who actually understood her and had her best interests at heart and wanted her to NOT be such a fake piece of crap). She never bothered to grow up, and arbitrarily blames her problems (which could have been avoided if she DID grow up) on the one person who told her to do so.

          She doesn’t DESERVE to have anything good happen to her at this point. She really doesn’t. No excuses. Just because I think she loved her brother (and he loved her) regardless of what either of them will consciously admit, or whatever she’s done to him, does NOT mean anything in relation to her conduct thus far. She’s suffered a lot, but most of that is on her. She’s screwed up everything she’s ever touched, and blamed all her problems on others. She IS a brat, and unless she grows up at least a little, she’ll continue to screw things up.

          1. calling her brat is overdue. she already pass the age to be called brat. even if we assume she died at young age, she at least already living for 30+ years. at this point she iredemable trash adult

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

    Ooh~ how will this develop~
    Sounds of gun shots, marie’s scream… hehehe.. the others better move fast~

  8. Too bad Leon is kind. if it were me i’d leave her there to her death, all the more so upon finding out that she’s that bitch of a sister!

    1. while I agree with you 100% he should do that, leon could become suspect who kill saint because no one know what actually happen there. with how much nobles hate him, he will be in dissadvantage position. what more he didnt have any proof to show marie is fake and livia the real saint

  9. Thanks for the chap~

    Lately I’m too lazy to do comments aside from “thanks for the chap~”, even though I used to love theory crafting or just make fun of the characters or even doing “Next up in otome world… blah blah blah”. Just saying.

  10. Thanks for the chapter!
    PS Only have read story here and a few chapters of manga which is really behind so anything written is just hopes, ideas, or predictions so have no idea whether or not right or if will come to pass.
    Seems Marie had a hard life, although from what little know about her get impression wanted a white knight to handle all the troubles and support her while all she had to do was act cute. Hopefully grandparents took in grandchild after Marie died. Wonder how old she was when died? With any luck Leon will find out she never finished the game and let her know she can’t defeat main boss at end who sounds even more of a cheat character than the Black Knight before others arrive. Everyone’s reactions are kind of cute on discussing Leon being alone with Marie and that he took a rifle with him. Wonder if any of them has a rope or something to pull Leon and Marie out or weapons to help fight creatures. Otherwise only Angie’s and Livia’s magic will be of any help assuming their still wearing the charms. Wonder if ruins are a former old human lab focused on genetic engineering and creating new life forms like how ruins Luxon was on was on creating powerful military air ships. Would explain why creatures have human heads and torsos while lizard limbs and beastial behavior. Question is, if ruins are a genetic lab were they trying to create life forms for those living in areas with hostile fauna or military purposes? Hope find out one way or another.

    As for Leon marriage prospects assuming polygamy is allowed I hope he marries both Livia and Angie sometime this volume. Marie would be too much like incest and after finding out she’s his little sister from previous life he might help her out with money as a dutiful brother but never consider her as a suitable marriage partner with how her personality and his raises too many sparks. Princess Hertrude is a no also as too much of chip on her shoulder about kingdom being the source of all evil while not paying attention to corruption in her own house such as twisted nobles like Garrett. Deidre and Clarice seem ok but true feelings and what really think of Leon too vague at this juncture and would need to have the three get to know each other better before even considering whether or not marriage would be good. Cara unlikely as Leon knows about her on Partner thanks to Luxon’s surveillance although I hope things get better for her after she learns from her mistakes and improves her character as her bullying Livia was out of line but was in a really bad position where Earl house would have crushed hers if refused to do their dirty work and didn’t want to do dirty work knowing it was really bad. Would be a hoot seeing Leon’s reaction if Luxon made a female android body like Romi on the tv series Andromeda with Kevin Sorbo where can eat, drink and everything else a human can do plus increased stats.

  11. Thanks for the chapter desu~

    A brocon that ended up becoming an abusive tsundere, What a complete change.

    Now i feel kinda bad for her if only Leon pampered her a little bit, act like a real older brother towards their little siater and be a llittle bit more gentle towards her she wouldn’t ended up being like that.

    1. I think you missed the point. Leon WAS acting like a real big brother. He was telling her to cut the shit and stop being fake. That he didn’t like it when she acted that way. 99% guarantee you that that vague “What happened after that….?” bit from Marie is some scene where she was LEGITIMATELY upset (not just putting it on to make people fawn over her) and Leon was there for her.

      Leon was clearly the only person in her old life who understood the kind of person she was and wanted her to be better than that. She was just being bratty because he was the ONLY PERSON WHO SAW HER LIKE THAT, and she couldn’t understand why. The reason she ended up like that was because everybody else bought her act, treated her like a little princess, and thus she never felt she had to change or grow up.

      ………..of course, the fact that she sees this as a fond memory shows that on some level, she DOES comprehend that he cared about her and wanted the best for her. Even if CONSCIOUSLY she’s just whining about how heartless he is………..while comparing him to her former lovers…………yeah………..nothing suspect about that at all……….yeah………………………

  12. Does anyone else find it curious how Marie groups her brother with men who have been her lovers?

  13. I had a real laugh at the realization Leon took a gun with him. I’d literally thought to myself, “yeah he’s going to do something to her; he’s holding her had gunpoint as you speak”, just before LIvia realized the problem. I can imagine their faces so well as their silly worries are crushed and replaced with the real possibility. I love it.

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