The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 7 Part 2

Was this a case of returning favors with spite?

I was at the academy, where classes were going to resume tomorrow.

After being able to come back in time and returning to my room within the boys’ dorms, I clutched a letter sent from the royal palace.

“Brad, Greg──I see, did they hate me that much?”

The grip I held with my trembling hand created a crease in the letter.

It said that I had been allowed to be “promoted to the lower fifth rank”.

My upper sixth rank within the royal court had risen one step further and upgraded to the lower fifth rank.

The suppression of the sky pirates had been credited to Brad and Greg, so that couldn’t be the reason. There was also no way that it could be because of me helping them reconcile with their households. ──I couldn’t believe it.

“Who’s the person pulling the strings here? I, I can’t allow this to happen. Why am I in the lower fifth rank? My father is in the lower sixth rank, so what’s going to happen now that I’m two steps above him?!”

Was being promoted something to be delighted about?

Incorrect. At the very least, I wasn’t delighted by it.

Being promoted meant new responsibilities that corresponded with it.

I had wanted to confine myself within my territory and live carefree, but I didn’t know what to do now that I had been promoted.

With a high enough royal court rank, one would get summoned many times.

I didn’t want to get involved with the royal palace, so I had assisted those two. Now I was being promoted without even knowing.

Normally, one would have to build up more achievements before being promoted by the royal palace. With rigorous checks on territory size, the royal palace was strict when it came to raising someone’s rank.

While I was resentful of this unreasonable treatment, Luxon swerved to my behind and peeked at the letter.

[I never thought you would get promoted. You’re really good at moving outside of my expectations, Master.]

“What do you mean by that?! I didn’t think I would get promoted either! There wasn’t anything to promote me for at all! There’s going to be a whole bunch of people who want to know how I got promoted!”

In the first place, it was very difficult to get promoted to the sixth or fifth rank. It was impossible to get promoted by suppressing sky pirates just once.

It was necessary to perform large achievements, like doing massive deeds on the battlefield or serving for many years.

So why was I promoted?! Other people should have been promoted instead!

While I was making a clamor by myself, I heard a knocking sound.

When I opened the door, a staff member of the boys’ dorms stood there while nervous. The staff member was a woman, and she bowed her head in front of me.

“Baron Baltfault. A L, letter and a gift have arrived.”

“A Letter and a gift?”

“R, right. We can’t deliver them to your room, so they’ve been arranged outside.”

“Outside?”

Once the staff member led the way to the gift, there stood an air bike.

It was quite the extravagant, large air bike.

I soon understood that it was an expensive one.

The air bike seemed to be more expensive than armor, and the letter was sent from the “Atlee family.”

I took out the letter and read it.

“Aaaaaauuuuuuuuuugh!”

When I screamed, the nearby staff member’s shoulders trembled.

The contents written inside the letter were an apology.

The letter was sent from the Atlee family, Clarice’s household, and was an apology concerning what happened at the school festival, along with a word of thanks for returning their daughter’s liveliness to her. It seems that was what the air bike was for.

Since boys yearned for air bikes, at least a little bit, they made for pleasant gifts.

However, the problem was what came after that.

“No way. This can’t be real. Does, does everyone hate me that much?”

Seeing that I was crying, the staff member bowed her head, said something, and then fled the scene.

Tears dropped onto the letter, smudging the words on it.

There was more to the letter.

‘Since we were told that you wanted to wait for a while before being promoted, a promotion from the lower fifth rank to the upper fifth rank awaits you upon graduation.’

──That was what it said.

The Atlee family was an earl household of the royal court.

The family held distinguished people, such as ministers, and had a high royal court ranking. Perhaps their daughter felt a sense of gratitude towards me and said that I should be promoted. Just the air bike would have been fine, though!

“Why?! Why are people trying to promote me?! This is bizarre! Don’t they know that I’m mortified by all of this?! How could they do such cruel things? I’m only human!”

A floating Luxon inserted a cord into the air bike.

[This engine is different from the air bike you used at the school festival. The parts were carefully crafted, and it’s quite superb.]

“What are you doing?”

[I’m modifying and taking control over it.]

It looked like it was doing something cruel to the air bike. Luxon looked like a villain.

I collapsed to my knees and looked at the air bike.

“Alright. Let’s go on a trip. Let’s embark on an adventure towards some unknown country.”

[You have classes starting tomorrow, so that’s impossible.]

“Right. Damn iiiit!”

Why did I have to suffer through so much? There were so many other people who actually wanted to be promoted!

I didn’t want to be promoted, though!

Coming back from his household, Chris had a tired face.

Chris, who had been nearly severed from the family, was summoned in order to deal with some procedures and for them to lecture him.

Chris was told to never show his face at the household again, and although he was prepared for that to happen, it was still very intense for him, causing him to be exhausted.

(That Baltfault guy, why is he sitting down like that?)

When he returned to the boys’ dorms, he saw Leon feebly sitting there, not speaking.

When he returned to his room, a letter was there.

When he picked up the letter from the floor, he saw that it was from Marie.

With a grin, Chris adjusted his glasses and read the letter.

“Marie went to a dungeon during the holiday? I, is she okay?”

The letter wrote that when he came back, they should meet up, so Chris hurriedly straightened his outfit and rushed out of his room in order to find Marie.

The letter said that there was something she wanted to show him.

Chris, forgetting about what happened back home, went to meet Marie.

It was the next day.

I slumped over on my desk with a look of despair.

During break time, Daniel and Raymond approached.

“You look terrible.”

“How about cheering up a bit?”

Perhaps with the rumors already spreading, Brad and Greg, who successfully suppressed sky pirates, had gotten popular with the girls. There was not an ounce of praise directed towards me, though.

Olivia and Anjie hadn’t gotten in touch with me, so there was no female presence around.

“I didn’t want to get promoted.”

Daniel understood and made a worrying smile.

“I know how you feel. Things get tough when your rank is high. Your rank is at the level where you would have people under your guardianship, have retainers, and gather a fleet to command as a feudal lord.”

Having a high rank demanded a corresponding amount of work.

As Daniel had said, when barons reach around the lower sixth rank, it was suggested for them to send out airships, even just one, during war. However, it was mandatory for ranks above that.

Those of higher ranks had an obligation to dispatch appropriate war potential.

There were many nobles who despised this and didn’t want to be promoted.

On the other end of the spectrum, nobles who aimed for promotion flaunted themselves by accumulating airships.

Raymond turned his attention towards some nearby girls.

The girls who looked at me seemed to have very complex facial expressions.

“Though, if it’s certain that you’re going to be in the upper fifth rank, you won’t have trouble getting married, right?”

──Marriage.

I suppose he had a point. That was the reason we were in the academy.

“Aah, right. You’re definitely, right. Though, the whole matter’s troublesome.”

Raymond smiled.

“There will be field trips at some point, and when those happen, there might even be some girls who will get in touch with you. I envy you.”

If any girl got in touch with me at this point, they were the kind of girl who was basically saying “I’m only here because of your status.”

No wait, I was mistaken. Those were the only kinds of girls at this academy.

Daniel seemed disheartened.

“So it seems I’ll be in a different group from you guys. How unfortunate.”

The academy had a field trip each year.

The three grades traveled in unison, but there were three different destinations. The destinations rotated each year, with Daniel, Raymond, and I having different ones.

The students in the whole school were divided into three groups, each enjoying their own field trip.

In the game, the protagonist went to the same destination as the capture target they were aiming for, giving them a chance to earn favorability. In addition, there existed items that could only be retrieved in that location.

My destination was a floating island which contained an item that piqued my interest.

“Expect some souvenirs.”

When I said that, the two replied with “We’ll look forward to them,” while smiling.

This was my everyday life that wouldn’t change.

I thought of it as very valuable due to my previous life. In my past world, I didn’t notice how luxurious this kind of thing was.

Raymond looked at me.

“Leon, let’s talk about those two people who were on your airship. Why don’t you apologize and reconcile already?”

“Why are you making me out to be the bad guy?”

Daniel was surprised.

“Well, weren’t you the cause of the trouble, Leon?”

“He’s right.”

Raymond agreed. It seemed that I needed to have a thorough talk with these two about what kind of person they saw me as.


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51 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 7 Part 2”

    1. Now then, i feel him too.
      Higher promotion or status, more and more responsibilities.
      Irl, having a bike adds more points for being a cool guy. Idk if it applies in otome world tho. But i think it will.
      He should just stop thinking like a kid and accepts what comes around. Accept both girls and *boom!* Girl harem wikk begin. I-its not like im envious of it, okay?
      Thanks for the chap. I wonder there will be curbstomp next arc too?

      1. The problem is that Olivia is a commoner and Anjie is one of the top of the top among nobles. All 3 of their statuses are far too different. For Anjie, he’d need to seriously aim for more promotions and get higher up so it’d be an acceptable relation, but he doesn’t want more promotions, he wants less responsibility and more freedom. In Olivia’s case, it’d be ok for her to be a lover but not a wife unless she herself gained status. As…say…the saint or whatever the setting was. And the ones taking that away from her are Marie, but even more than her, Leon himself.

  1. Thanks for the chapter

    I’m actually curious about Daniel’s and Raymond’s pov. Like “we just befriend someone dangerous but fun”

      1. except those two, they can just nonchalantly do a double dropkick at Leon out of nowhere and they still gonna laugh together in the end

        in the infirmary

  2. Thanks for the chap~

    Firstly, Leon, you reap what you sow. Secondly, yeah, you should talk to those two and sortthings out. Finaly, just stop finding another marriage partner and just MARRY THOSE TWO ALREADY!! (jk Leon, just take it easy aight?)

    Also, Anjie and Levia marriage proposal when? (笑)

    1. Dude. There exists a huge status difference between those three. So, it is not possible for Leon to get in a relationship with those two. At least not yet.

      1. From what it seems, he is closer to anjie status for that, and if he helps out livia a little to get her into a semi baron status, he is able to take her under guardianship and then i think be able to marry her, Leon should just consider “Fuck the otome world, i live here now, i got this, lets roll with it, who wants such a shitty script of a game” and go the best as he likes, the dude has infinite money, now is friends with 2 high royal households, has power enough to tip any war into his favor, what does matter a simple script derailed by a bitch sis? NOTHING, LET HER BE PREGNANT WITH THE SLAVE!! at least two of the rainbow rangers are improving as they should and stop being blinded by status

        1. For now he can’t really do anything about Anjie but can’t he take Livia as his concubine? Yeah I know it’s not wive but still better than noth… Once she becomes a saint and he already is in a relationship with her prior to the discovery nobody can complain, no? I’m not really sure though because his fathers circumstances were different regarding his mother. I’m also wondering if he could marry into the duke family instead of Antjie marrying into his family. Would that allow him to marry her even with a lower rank?

          1. actually you are right, once Leon take angie, it doesn’t matter who’s the next one, even commoner, it only become a problem if someone higher rank than angie suddenly appear and take part in the bowl

            though the closest one in rank with Leon are actually Clarice

        2. I don’t know about the war part. I mean he was strugling to win when it was a game. And it wasn’t that clear if he had a easy time with winning even after getting Luxon in the game.

      2. Status doesn’t really matter when you have Luxon, he could create his own little country in that island of his and no one would dare mess with him. And Luxon is just aching to destroy everyone that isn’t Leon/Angie/Livia

  3. So even his friends think he’s to blame. It’s to be expected. You’re very hard-headed, Leon. So now he’s being dragged up the social ladder, kicking and screaming… hilarious!

  4. Damn, I feel like it’s getting more interesting even tho you can see the progress and rank ups coming from miles away.

    Thank you for the chapter!

  5. It might be to much on your plate between this and writing your original novel, you might want hold off on those two until say when you finished this light novel. It won’t be exceedingly long until you finish with this series (unless you plan to do the web version too), but there is enough time to weigh you’re options down in the meantime.

      1. Difference wise, the race takes before the Leon’s restaurant. As for the light novel part, the translator mentioned that in a previous post.

      1. Check the translator notes. They’ve be hidden inside the last couple of chapters. In this case hover your mouse over the “.” at the end of the sentence “There was not an ounce of praise directed towards me, though.” in the story above.

  6. Stupid Leon. Mobs aren’t limited to mundane existence. They are powerless victims to fate. If It throws you a bone, you have to choke on it like a good mob would.

  7. Thanks for the chapter desu ~

    Leon really annoys me in some ways. for a full pledge adult he’s too inexperienced in a lot of things, thus ended up him escaping reality and his responsibility.

    In the end, Leon will probably realize his true feelings for Livia and Anjie when some good guys fall in love with them.

    1. Well, from the beginning he said want to live a peaceful and carefree life
      And that’s why he search for loxon, to not be engaged with old hag, not to become a big shoot in another world

  8. The reason behind his promotion is probably like this.
    In vol1, Leon couragely lecture the prince and many major successors for their wrong doing with the resolution to be expelled. This show his strong sense of patriot for the kingdom.
    In vol2, he gave chance to 2 disowned sons to redeem their status thus help stabilize the kingdom. This show his selflessness and farsightedness.

    1. naaah, it his airship Partner, the royal chamber definitely all freaking out, what currently happening are the faction that trying to tied Leon to the Kingdom as much as possible for safety reason, clarice family, angie family, and the royal family all are one faction, and it’s pretty easy to see Leon are close to Angie

  9. Thanks for the chapter!

    The only person i know till now that not be glad when get promotion ????.
    Leon is baron before right, And then he get promotion to upper fifth rank right? Anyone know what level of ‘upper fifth rank’ if you compare it in noble household ? Is that the same level of Duke? Marquise? Earl? Or just in level of Viscount?

  10. Thank for the chapter.
    Poor Leon getting pull further and further from the life of a NEET and mob that he wants.

  11. Thanks for the chapter! Excellent work as always.

    Leon has managed to become a more infuriating character in the last few chapters than I thought was possible. Especially for someone who isn’t the stock beta-male protag. He just keeps refusing to think hard (or much at all), and refuses to think about everyone else around him as actual people. He keeps thinking of them as characters in a shitty otome game.

    Also side question to anyone: Is it just me or does the more we learn about the world of the game make it seems like the game is like a Frankenstein monster of other games that were axed in production but they decided to stick all the assets they already made into another game and slap an otome sticker on it? Or like it was made by the Japanese equivalent of EA?

  12. Thanks for the translation!
    Poor Leon. Just wants to live in peace and keeps getting unwanted promotions. Kind of wonder if part of the reason giving him rank is to strengthen his ties to the country while increasing ability to command him while setting him up for trouble in the future. After all he’s got a large plot of land with only lost item robots tending it with no servants, workers, miners, much less anybody to craft, mine or harvest goods and items that can be used to generate revenue. Should realize that despite world sharing a lot of things with the game, the game has a bunch of limited options and only a few set routes while life has a hell of a lot more going on in the background and can go on different routes. Come to think of it, things have already wildly varied from the game starting with him getting Luxon and Marie stealing Livia’s destined encounters and going off course till morning. Like dealing with the sky pirates earlier. Should give up on being a mob character and step up to being a supporting character for Livia. Besides, considering how the capture targets seem hell bent on running wild on their emotions and Marie’s personality it’s highly unlikely Livia will get romantically involved with them. Also, more interesting to see MC and head villianess get along. Especially if both decide to date and marry him without giving him a chance to refuse. 😀

  13. Thanks for the chapter…
    He is a man that is man enough that if compared to others… the other will not have anything…. I guess…
    And just prepare some robots and send them there…. it’s not like anyone can stop you with them around… It’s all good if you do that… and Marie had done something sinister again it seems…

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