The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

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

Secret of the Ruins

“What’s going on?”

Entering the depths of the ruins, Anjie and the others stared at a hole that wasn’t there before.

They tried holding up a lantern, but couldn’t see inside.

It seemed like the floor had collapsed.

“Could it be──that they dropped down from here?”

Hearing the sounds of gunfire from within the hole, Anjie was uneasy.

Jilk immediately began preparing to descend.

“I’ll set up a rope soon.”

Greg shouldered his spear and was about to descend, saying “I’ll go down there alone. It’s likely that Marie and Baltfault are in there. We need to hurry up and help them.”

Livia expressed her intentions.

“I, I’m going too!”

“You stay here.”

“I’m going too!”

When Anjie was about to descend as well, the village chief came running while yelling.

“What are you doing?!”

Anjie maintained her firm attitude towards the angered village chief.

“There’s a hole in the floor. There might be two people inside. We’re going down there too.”

“E, err──I understand. I’ll go down there soon, so all of you, please wait outside.”

Worried about Marie, Greg rejected the village chief’s suggestion.

“There’s fighting going on down there! What will you do if something happens to Marie?!”

“In that case, you should return to the village at once and tell an experienced person.”

The village chief carried a rifle in his hand and descended down the hole.

Anjie felt uneasy seeing his figure.

(That village chief isn’t fazed at all?)

They didn’t even know what awaited them down there.

The village chief marched towards the area where gunshots could be heard.

We were down in the underground layers of the ruins.

While Luxon illuminated our surroundings, Marie and I walked along a passage.

“The underground structures─I remember it now. The underground of these ruins was an explorable location.”

Portions were broken, causing dirt and rock to come in and block passages, turning the place into a maze.

I turned my head around and stared at Marie.

“You used healing magic, right? You’re walking slowly.”

I complained towards the limping Marie, having to adjust my walking pace to match hers.

While irritated, Marie didn’t seem to take notice of that.

“It hurts for a bit even after healing! Walk slower.”

“Livia could erase the pain as well. That’s what makes you a fake.”

“What was that?! You look stupid being so engrossed in her just because she’s a little cute. Nobody’s going to be with a mob like you.”

“Unfortunately for you, I’ve ended up becoming quite popular with the girls despite how things may look. I’ve received a mountain of invitations.”

The letters weren’t that pleasing, but Marie seemed genuinely frustrated in response to my bluff.

I once again brought up a certain subject.

“──Why did you think about making a reverse harem?”

“You got a complaint? It would only be human for someone to seek a happiness that they could reach.”

Happiness? That’s the reason why this girl took everything from Livia?

“You’re saying that it feels great to kick others down for the sake of your own happiness? Apologize to Livia.”

Marie cast her eyes downward while grumbling within the dark passage.

“What do you know? I wasn’t blessed with fortune in my previous life. What’s bad about living my second life as I please? This is about me! I just want to be happy.”

Her methods were so heartless that I couldn’t even laugh.

She had five idiots latch onto her, and to make matters worse, made an irreversible mistake.

“You’re being a nuisance to Livia and sabotaging Anjie. You’re the worst.”

Thereupon, the glowing Luxon spoke.

[The same could be said about you too, Master. In a sense, you looked for me and snatched me away from Olivia, Master. Furthermore, you also said something along the lines of ‘It feels great beating up those five in front of the public!’]

Hearing that, Marie criticized me this time.

“You’re the worst. You have no right to criticize people.”

“I don’t want to hear that from you! You’re the one causing me trouble in the first place! What do you even plan on doing during the final battle? If you mess up, the kingdom will lose.”

In that otome game, Hertrude was supposed to use an item called the “magic flute” to summon the final boss.

Currently, Hertrude and the magic flute are being managed by the kingdom, so having that final boss appear is unlikely, but──I’m worried.

“I can figure something out using my power as a saint.”

“Huh? The saint’s strength alone? What are you going to do about Livia’s power?”

“What are you talking about? That girl’s power is the saint’s power, right?”

“No, l mean──”

Luxon interrupted our conversation.

[Master, one of my suspicions has been answered.]

When Luxon said that, it suddenly became bright, forcing me to squint.

It appeared that our surroundings were being illuminated with lighting equipment. Looking around, it seemed that we were in a large room.

“C’mon, give me a break.”

“Ack!”

──I was disgruntled while Marie was shocked.

Within the large room stood cylindrical capsules filled with fluid, and inside them were figures resembling humans.

There were elves waiting there, pointing rifles and handguns at us.

I stood forward to cover Marie while readying my own rifle.

There are a mountain of things I need to hear from this girl, so it wouldn’t do good to have her die here.

One of the elves pointing a gun at us, their representative, made an eerie smile.

“You’ve arrived at the land of humanity’s beginning. Quite welcoming to have a human male, human female, and while I’m at it, strange round thing be here, isn’t it? Perfect laboratory specimens.”

Laboratory specimens? Upon looking at the elves, there were some wearing white robes as well.

That behavior and manner of speaking were akin to those of a mad scientist’s.

“Are you the ones who made those freaks?”

If they were monsters, they would have disappeared when killed, but the creatures underground here don’t do the same.

In other words, what I’ve been killing up until now weren’t monsters.

The representative-like male elf answered while pointing his gun at me.

“You’re certainly quick on the uptake. I didn’t think you people would be able to make that guess.”

The male gently touched a capsule with his hand.

Inside it was a large flower──and in the center of the flower was a human face.

Uncanny. It’s more frightening than a monster.

“You’ve set foot into these ruins, a god’s domain where life is created. You humans probably don’t comprehend it, but long ago there was a civilization more advanced than what you see today. It was a period ruled not by savage humans, but by us elves. These ruins are proof of it.”

The ruins, where life was being created, resided within the island they lived on. And from that basis, they’re saying that elves created humans here.

The male chucked in laughter when I didn’t respond.

“You don’t get it? That’s all you humans amount to. Our ancestors have created many lifeforms here. Among them are you humans, an inferior race.”

In response to the elf’s declaration…

“Impossible! That kind of setting didn’t exist.”

──Marie was astonished. Or rather, she didn’t believe him.

Leaving that aside, the thought of elves creating freaks here long ago gives me the shivers.

When I turned towards Luxon, it shook its one eye in denial.

It seems that this is beyond Luxon as well.

The elf didn’t stop blabbering on.

“We will take back the world which has been stolen by humans. Then, the elves will bring along all races, guide them, and the world will regain its rightful figure. For that, you all will become our precious sacrifice. What kind of experiments should we run first? Oh right──”

Luxon interrupted the elf, who was so intoxicated over himself.

[That is incorrect. This facility was run by humans, and the ones they created──were you elves.]

I tilted my head in confusion when Luxon suddenly asserted that.

Up until just a bit ago, this thing had a lot of questions about the elves, so what’s with this change in attitude?

Marie grabbed my clothes and tugged several times, looking up at Luxon.

“Hey, what kind of familiar is that?”

“This is Luxon, a cheat item. You should know what this thing is, right?”

“I don’t know about it. Or rather, cheat items are unfair. Let me use it.”

“You’ve got the greatest of personalities, you know that?”

The elves’ expressions distorted.

“What do you know? Humans creating us? Even for a joke, I can’t laugh at that.”

[I accessed the AI lying dormant within this room. As a result of sharing information, I’ve found that this island was one involved with taboo──an experimental site.]

In response to what Luxon stated, a large electronic noise resounded within room.

It was a voice different from Luxon, a voice more akin to a woman’s.

[That is correct. The elves on this island are those have become feral after being created here.]

“There are AIs other than Luxon?”

Though I looked around, I couldn’t find the figure of this AI.

[Indeed. I have been on sleep mode for a long time. All things considered, it is fortunate meeting someone like you who carries the genes of the former humans. It is proof that our fight was not meaningless.]

The elf glanced around him, panicked over the electronic voice.

“W, who’s there?! Who would say such lies! Us elves are beings who surpass humans. We have longer lifespans and are more capable of using magic!”

The AI plainly spoke the truth.

[The longevity is just for the sake of being able to fight for longer. It would be troublesome to have them die soon. Proficiency at magic is again a design choice. However, it seems there has been a drop in quality compared to the elves of our initial stages.]

While the elves were in confusion, the male in front of us was in anger, his face turning a deep red.

He trembled while darting his eyes around, perhaps wondering where to aim his gun.

“Don’t joke with me! There is no truth to that. We are──”

Feeling a presence from behind, I turned around to find the village chief there.

However, he seemed strange.

“What in the world are you doing?!”

The shrieking village chief──pointed a gun at us.

“Oh, Village Chief──huh?”

The village chief pointed his rifle at Marie, who thought that he came here to save us.

Luxon seemed to comprehend something.

[I see. So the village chief was also involved in these ruins.]

The village chief ordered the panicking elves.

“Dispose of these people here. Make it look like they were finished by artificial lifeforms.”

The elves began to regain themselves in response to village chief’s words.

Upon the touch of a control panel, the fluid inside the capsules were drained, sending out the artificial lifeforms.

[Should I praise them for being able to operate the equipment?]

I readied my rifle while beside the calm Luxon.

“So you’re going to kill us as a destruction of evidence? It seems that elves are as black-hearted as they come.”

The village chief looked at me and smiled.

[A human shouldn’t get cocky. Inferior beings like you should just bow to us!”

The AI complained.

[What foolishness──this has been judged as a state of emergency. It will thus be dealt with.]

Immediately following, weapons appeared out of the walls, aimed at the lunging artificial lifeforms, and shot them to death.

The elves were frightened by the sudden event──and not passing up the chance, I shot the village chief in the shoulder with my rifle.

“Argh!”

The village chief dropped his rifle, so I closed the distance and bashed him in the face with the gunstock.

The elves turned towards me and yelled.

“O, open fire!”

As bullets and magic were being fired at us, Marie was at her wits’ end.

“I can’t take this anymooore!”

While thinking about how annoying she was, I gave Luxon an order.

“Do it.”

[You won’t be able to hurt Master with just this much.]

All the bullets and magic were repelled by a wall of light that appeared around us.

While pointing my rifle at the village chief, I looked over at the elves.

Realizing that their guns and magic had no effect, the elves stopped their attack and stood still.

“Still want to have a go? Do such high-class, wise elves take a fancy to the aesthetics of destruction?”

Knowing that they couldn’t win, the elves tossed their guns and put their hands up.

“Restrain everyone. You, lend a hand as well.”

“Hey! Despite how it seems, I’m still a saint. I’m your higher-up!”

“How about I just blow your brains out? Destruction of evidence, right?”

I didn’t intend to actually go through with it, but upon threatening Marie, she forced a smile.

“Now, no need to get so angry. I, I’ll do what you say, so don’t shoot.”

──She could have just said that from the beginning.


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

    1. Wow, Marie is such a sissy, continuing to use her status as saint in a critical moment and not using her so called saint powers to fight back while being unable to face reality………………

      1. Actually, now i’m kinda interested if there are actually people like her in real life.

        Maybe if i’m able to find them i can kick them every time i read Marie’s dialogue XD

        1. The manipulate type? Of course there are. I’ve had the misfortune of being pawn to one.

          Using their status type? Those exist too. There’s the nut heads in Black Lives Matter moment, calling all white people racist, or those flamboyant queer who calls anyone who disagrees with them as a homophobe.

          Unless you live in the US or pay attention to their news, are (very) active on Twitter, or have the misfortune of getting called entitled due to your hobby, you only have a slim chance of seeing this insanity.

        2. Unfortunately, I can positively answer that there are indeed people like her in real life. My ex-wife, for one (very strong emphasis on the ‘ex’).

      2. Well,that’s explains the oddity of male elves inability to get human females pregnant. They where genetically designed like that. And worse they started as expendable soldiers and then later become just vanity pets,that’s a very hard blow to a race that thinks to high of itself.

      3. i wouldn’t surprised if she makes the country or temple to demand MC to give her, his precious partner aka Luxor

        1. The country can’t, since they are heavy on the Adventurer legacy and the government already legally recognized his claim to the ‘dungeon’ he found and the spoils it contained. Certain members of the government will certainly try to manipulate things into forcing him to give up Partner, but they’ll have to be careful as that strategy could end up backfiring on them.

          The temple seems like a good bet though, especially if they find some like that priestess who his dad’s 1st wife brought to try extorting money from him. That will be tricky though, because it would set the temple in direct opposition to the national policy, and would set the stage for a civil/holy war where some nobles backed the country and others backed the temple.

          I fully expect someone to try it at some point. Kinda funny too, given that even if they succeeded in taking ‘Partner’ away, it (Luxon) would simply begin his rampage of global annihilation.

          1. A plausible event could be some nobles or such boarding Partner trying to hijack it, only to Luxon capture them and use them to throw off the nobles opposing Leon, as both a way to show Partner capabilities anti stealing while Leon resources and make less likely to being opposed in the future, since some nobles really need to consider what it means that one has the power to know all their moves and the strenght to defeat anything

      4. because her power as a saint isn’t innate, it was trained power, a power comes from her fierce determination to become a fake saint
        she can’t even fully heal her ankle while Livia can completely heal her instantly

      1. The ancient human genetics seems bullshit to me. Their body didn’t transmitted but their memories instead. So actually they both have the same body as everyone else in the current Era..

        1. Or they can share a common ancestor that dates way back to the original humans or whatever. Remember, you don’t have to be in love to get pregnant.

          Maybe one ancestor (male or female) was captured and instead of being immediately killed, they were made to impregnate/get impregnated by the opposite party. Which is a common thing during war.

        2. Atavism.

          It’s a stretch, but by random chance enough genetic traits could be inherited (some skipping a varying number of generations) that some genes could resemble the ancient counterparts. This could also (loosely) be used as an explanation of why they reincarnated into the bodies they did. Those bodies were slightly more compatible.

          Sure, you have to suspend your disbelief a bit, but it’s not really that far-fetched. Heck, smack out a million random characters on a keyboard, and you’ve probably got a couple of latin words in there somewhere.

      2. Leon, obviously. Luxon just revealed they’ve been sharing info so the new AI should already know what a detestable bitch Marie is.

        1. To be fair, Luxon points out that she and Leon are actually quite similar in a lot of respects……..its just that Leon doesn’t resort to cowering and whining in situations where his life and well-being are on the line instead of doing something about it. He just complains WHILE doing something about it. Lol.

      3. Nah, it goes with Leon too but, because Leon will go to the Republic in the fourth volume he will leave this female AI in the Kingdom. There are many funny comments between both AIs, Luxon can be really cruel sometimes towards Leon hehe.

    1. Its not really surprised me that leon and marrie is similar in many ways…
      I wonder how they will react when its revealed that they were siblings(former)

  1. Thanks for the chapter.
    This novel is really straight to the point.
    Suddenly there are elves who believes they are the ancient lifeforms, but quickly got denied by the AI that was created to observe their production… None of them even heard that the AI said Leon and Marie inherit the old humans genes… lol.

  2. Why would the MC stand in front of Marie while guns are aimed at her? Just because he has more questions to ask? This is pretty stupid.

    1. because he walking in front? you think those elves who doing suspicious thing allow MC and her move around as they please?

  3. Thanks for the chapter

    Yaay a female AI fir Luxion and extra Leon Bashing. And from the conversation it’s like Marie didn’t actually play the game maybe sge just read the wiki or something.

    1. She only saw the CG scenes, hence she doesnt know of the other portions of the game, she remembers some, but remember, she wasnt able to beat the game and doesnt know of Luxon role or so

  4. Fuck, they’re actually siblings. They’re basically carbon copies of each other but they get along in such a fashion where they don’t get along at all.

    1. Yes, I would love to see one created (a perfect specimen) if only to rub it in the elve’s faces that they are mere imperfect feral descendants of a human creation. ‘She’ would be absolutely perfect (by the elves own standards) and allowed to serve Leon as a maid in front of all the male elve ‘slaves’ at the academy.

  5. When you realized elves were created by old humans to fight the new humans, but the new humans have reduced elves to being no more than a humanoid sex toy.

  6. Huh, I didn’t think Marie would grow on me so much. She’s so pitiful… you know who she reminds me of? She reminds me of Aqua. An off-brand version of her.

    Pfft, combining their names would essentially be Aquamari(n)e!

    1. Yes, shoot her and say the Elves did it. Who’s gonna believe them when questioned after being described as potential breeding lab rats?

  7. Thanks for the chapter!
    Wonder if Luxon is the old demon lord and the base’s AI the new demon lord? Also, Luxon’s main body is a spaceship so can easily stay within range of the sphere using but what about the base’s AI? It’s able to run the base, activate security turrets, and maybe use machines to create new lifeforms but is it capable of controlling a roaming body? Besides that, how are they going to report it to the Kingdom and are Marie and Leon going to have dual ownership?
    Hope they consider elves captured as the whole gang because would be tragic and end of village if whole village blamed for the human experiments and sold into slavery. Think that Kyle was a test tube baby and that’s why mother considered a weirdo or for having the child of a human? Wonder how much Kyle knows about the lab under the ruins. Since Luxon considered the research taboo hopefully the equipment will be wrecked, and the AI ordered to delete the info so some idiot like the marquis or vain elves don’t create an abomination out of some warped desire for power.
    Be really funny when Livia arrives thanks the base AI with a bow, and Luxon with a hug and kiss causing Luxon’s light to slowly turn red.

  8. Holy fuck, I freaking call it being an experimental site, didnt thought i would come as precisely as this, so then, it proves that there are other sites where the demi humans were experiments, this is freaking nuts, thanks for the chapter

    1. I believe the proper term is ‘Black Site’, where illegal ‘experimentation’ was carried out on ‘volunteers’.
      Leon should have thrown Marie at them as a bribe, problem solved.

      1. Yeah, but it is an experimention site, an ilegal one, but nonetheless was to conduct experiments, and, i freaking call it last episode, i just did some sort of prediction of the site and elves based on so little and was proven correct, it freaking scared me, since i literally said “maybe the ruins are from the old humans, maybe elves and other demi humans are their creations, maybe thats why female elves can be impregnated by humans and male elves cant do that to human females” and went further to say it possibly was a place for experiments on genetics

  9. That’s weird, you usually don’t give your soldiers a long life when you create them. You usually sacrifice lifespan for power since lifespan is meaningless when you’re sending them out to battle and they could die at any second

    1. Its a matter that the longer they live, they can serve more, they could do more than just fight too, manual labor, all those kind of tasks, and it was an experiment, so they could fine tune them too depending on what they wanted

    2. Depends on the combat. If it’s a high death toll environment, like charging a machine gun nest with only numbers, then power would be more important than long life. On the other hand if trying to build up forces in secret so can overwhelm enemy than want longevity if going to take a while to increase numbers. Also, no mention of elves maturing quickly so if takes 18 years to make one combat ready from birth will want longevity so they last longer before needing a replacement.
      Also, an immature child with extreme power is dangerous as kid likely to lash out with that power if doesn’t get own way, especially if adults unable to stand against that power.

  10. An otome game that starts from brutality…
    And the badass leon and the arrogant Marie can be a perfect tag team… If this world is at war or something…

  11. This is awesome, another AI companion a female persona at that. Shit will be more funny between Luxon and Leon and this AI together.

    Now then, i really hope Luxon let the new AI pick leon as the master instead of marie

  12. Hey all, I was wondering if there is any chance that we can keep this like a Download link or something.

  13. Thanks for the chapter desu~

    “Hey, what kind of familiar is that?”

    “This is Luxon, a cheat item. You should know what this thing is, right?”

    “I don’t know about it. Or rather, cheat items are unfair. Let me use it.”

    “You’ve got the greatest of personalities, you know that?”

    – Marie straightforwardness is really amusing af, her shamelessness never cease to amaze me.

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