Eliza chapter 150 – To noble school

Noble school. This place is required by law for noble teenagers to attend from thirteen years to fifteen years of age. It’s the only general education institute in the country, and it primarily focuses on teaching the contents of the Sacred Code and national law, as well as economics, history, geography, ethics, social studies, and the neighboring countries’ languages, it teaches all basic academic classes, and you can even major in some of these classes and pursue research here.

Although it’s an educational facility, it’s already normal for noble children to receive an education in their own household to some extent, it seems that this school was established by the church in order to give nobles a thorough education in the Sacred Code and on their own country’s history and development.

That’s why, all noble children are required to live for three years in the dormitories here, and make connections with nobles the same age as them that will be their peers when they come to power.

Other than winter vacation, permission is required from the head of the household in order to leave the school premises, and nobles that aren’t researchers, teachers, or students are also prohibited from entering the school grounds.

Because of all this, the noble school that takes up a vast amount of land in the southwest portion of the royal capital, is almost on the scale of a small city, and it has its own unique society nicknamed “the second royal capital.”

 

On the day of the new student orientation ceremony, I headed for noble school together with Ratoka, Athrun, Reka, Tira, and a woman named Cornelia Heideman.

Mrs. Cornelia Heideman is someone who works for the Terejia family in the royal capital as a housekeeper, and she’s acting as my guardian in lieu of Earl Terejia, bringing me to noble school. Maybe it’s that Earl Terejia, or perhaps, the Terejia family, they want to observe me and see how things go.

We’re going to the school with so few servants and very little luggage because I already sold off my tiny residence in the royal capital, and had my things brought over to the dormitory already. I had my servants in my former royal capital’s residence head over to the dormitory, and dispose of any unnecessary household items.

“Eliza-sama, what kind of place is noble school?”

In our rented carriage headed for noble school, Reka was excited at first to see the noble school at first, but maybe he got tired of seeing the endless school fence, he asked me a question.

While his command of the Arxian language is still poor, in just a few years he’s learned quite a lot and is quite chatty now. It’s different from a few years back, when he was a lot quieter.

However, it seems that someone sent by a major family in the royal capital has a different opinion about his question.

“Don’t speak to your master with such a carefree attitude.”

Before I could answer him, the cold Mrs. Heideman began scolding Reka strictly. It was so sudden that Reka, Tira, and Athrun all looked at her with surprised faces. Even Ratoka who’s had experience in various public events as a maidservant, had an expression of discontent on his face. I was confused for a few seconds as well on how to deal with this, before I said something.

“……Mrs. Heideman, I don’t really have any limitations on what they can ask me in private.”

“Then, please take care to change that. Servants being so casual with their master will be terrible for your reputation. People should be aware of their own statuses and behave appropriately.”

I know that already. There are some major differences in how nobles from the royal capital treat their servants in comparison with nobles with their own domains. Those in the royal capital like to keep contact with the servants to a minimum, and servants must not look directly into the eyes of nobles, this is all to maintain their so-called dignity as nobles.

Indeed, for Earl Terejia as well, whenever he was in the royal capital he only had other young nobles following him around and doing his errands. For a family of such high status like the Terejias, they seem to have followers from the lower ranked nobles like viscount and baron families.

Since nobles themselves aren’t allowed in the school, usually a lot of servants come from lower ranked noble families, most commonly distant relatives to noble families without enough claim to nobility themselves…… noble children from families ranked earl or higher will surely have servants and followers like that.

Although I don’t really feel like doing it, now that I’ve become a lesser earl, technically I’m supposed to accept the daughter of another noble family as an apprentice maid, something like that. But since I was only a Viscountess half a year ago, I have no connections for this. Besides, I decided it would be easier for me to take along people that know me better, so that’s why I brought along Tira and the others.

At the very least, I need to have some servants that are trustworthy enough to know about and help me with the secret of Ratoka being my body double, so my childhood friends from the new citizens are necessary to me. Tira, Reka, and Athrun shall become my maid, servant, and bodyguard.

“Then allow me to teach you, before being my servants, they’re first and foremost my retainers. ……Ahh, I’m taking them as my servants because they have a deep connection to Kaldia.”

I bluntly told Mrs. Heideman that I trusted in their abilities. I took the trouble of bringing servants I wouldn’t have to be on guard against, it’ll be annoying if I’m forced to hire some servants I don’t know just to fit in with other nobles.

It seems that Mrs. Heideman who works in the royal capital for the Terejia family doesn’t have a good grasp on the retainer system that’s usually used by domain lords. All she did was close her mouth after stubbornly saying “well, don’t say I didn’t tell you so,” and it was easy to tell from her attitude that she was dissatisfied.

“Earl-sama, we’ve arrived at the main entrance to the noble school.”

Just as the atmosphere was getting heavy in the carriage, the driver informed us of our arrival. The carriage that had already been decelerating, stopped completely. Mrs. Heideman got off the carriage without a single word, but her face was twisted somewhat unpleasantly.

“Mrs. Heideman, please help me take care of the payment for the rented carriage. Since it’s my first time, it’ll be reassuring to have an adult along.”

Ratoka’s intervention finally relieved the atmosphere. ……Perhaps I should reward him with his favorite fruit later. Because he saved me the trouble of having to deal with this troublesome person on my first day of school. No wait, am I being too nice?

 

When I got out of the carriage, the school gate in front of me overwhelmed my field of vision. On a path paved with bricks, was a beautifully decorated arch which served as the gate. Behind it, I could see a white school building. Also, above it was a perfect blue sky, beautiful weather for orientation day.

It’s quite a splendid sight. It’s not as glittery as the royal palace, it can be said that the noble school has a majestic and refreshing appearance befitting that of an educational institute filled with rich history and tradition.

……However, this wonderful view was slightly ruined by the memory of a certain otome game’s cheaply drawn title and logo also set against the backdrop of this scene.

Come to think of it, just what have I been doing, I shook my head, slightly disappointed in myself. I wasn’t even all that busy recently…… I almost completely forgot about it because it had no relation to the battlefield. I only remembered it again now that I’m here.

Although honestly, I wouldn’t care if I had forgotten, there’s only unpleasant memories, that might not even be useful for me.

-This school was the main setting of that otome game.

So, how much will the situations have changed? When I remembered back to poisoning my family, I smiled bitterly. At that time, I was more aware of what would befall me in the game, and I felt a stronger sense of hatred and fear.

But anyways, how about now? Looking at this familiar sight even though I’ve never been here before, I gradually tried recalling what memories I could.

Although I can still conveniently remember some things about my previous life, I never really cared too much about the details of the otome game, and didn’t think it had much value for me.

……Well, it’ll probably come back to me if I see someone familiar, so I don’t need to try too hard right now. And besides, people are alive in this world, they won’t act according to the game’s script. It’s totally meaningless, trying to guess how someone would act based on something as two-dimensional as a game, although knowing what will happen in the future in some fixed game scenarios, could definitely be useful.

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41 responses to “Eliza chapter 150 – To noble school

  1. So, Eliza’s reaction upon arriving at school was basically “Oh, right… This was an otome game…”
    I love how even the MC forgot the original setting of the story :p

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

    If the Heroine is also reincarnated, I wonder how she will react to Earl Eliza Kaldia Einzberg.
    If she is not, then she will probably hate Eliza because of how she acted during the war.

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    • It could range from outright hostile or outright admiration to completely oblivious to the fact that Eliza is reincarnated. Hell Eliza didn’t do anything cliche reincarnator did. She just take Eliza Kaldia talent and notch it up to eleven with Kuudere and pragmatic sadism far beyond the original would achieve.

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      • Original Eliza was a spoiled girl, current Eliza is a handsome boyish girl. Yuri heroine-villainess romance flag GO.

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  2. Well the hype is going down now were in School Arc im gonna miss those 4 bloody chapters :(, i wonder if she’s also gonna bring hell to school :3

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  3. I wonder if the heroine is actually attending the school, after all the two countries were in war until the beginning of the year. If she is, perhaps she got a mission to try misleading Eliza and military family children, or make discord among the influential young nobles.
    If the heroine isn’t there, then Eliza will kinda become the new hero- I mean heroine, and get a hubby…….. though, it is something she has to do with or without heroine, after all we still didn’t hear from earl Terejia if he had any plans for her marriage, though if she will marry one of her knights/retainers or a non sucessor of a noble family is rather unknown, we don’t even know if nobleman can be married off or if it hurts too much their pride, which leads us to the retainers…..

    Thanks for the chapter! ♡

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    • In which chapter was said war is ended because I don’t remember anything? And her marriage is quite difficult topic to discuss because she have terejia who is her guardian, adoptive farther and she is domain lord so without her opinion he cannot marry her

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      • It’s actually unclear whether it ended or not, which is why I used “until the beginning of the year” as it was sure that at that time it was war, but if it took a turn or not we will discover soon.
        Yep, but her stay at the school can set grounds (research) for which 2nd and so on son of a noble family have a suitable character and what his domain or he has to offer to Kaldia, her own retainers should be the last option.

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  4. Thanks for the chapter! I’m still rooting for a happier Eliza this arc, but since she’s a bit famous for her war efforts and achievements > 7 > )….ahahh~ good luck Eliza! May you be able to make some bonds and allies!

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  5. Kya our Bloo~ cute Shot~ loli already grow big, i still remember when she first time kill someone, first time she break.
    What i beutiful memory, i hope she find another greet memory in school

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  6. My predictions:
    The heroine’s lineage is descended from Densel. Her getting married to the prince means bad news for Eliza’s domain.
    So Eliza will be opposed to that. However, you really can’t stop feelings, and I suspect the prince will fall in love with the heroine
    So for Eliza, the only choice is rebellion. However, on her own she can’t hope to accomplish anything. She’ll have to create her own political faction, preferably one with the backing of the Arxia church and the royal family. But with the only other person who can challenge the 2nd Prince is the now disfranchised 1st Prince, who has lineage tracing from Planetes. It’s a messy situation since Eliza doesn’t have very good reputation in Rindarl

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  7. If the Heroin were to come out at all, I hope she is just as sensible as Eliza. And that they meet crossing sword.

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  8. I just love how this story keeps stressing how yeah, while this is based on an otome game, the people in it and world are real this time. (Sure, this is the basis of most similar stories, but those generally still rely on things happening because the old plot demanded it, whereas this story went way off the rails from the start.)

    Also, I wonder if Eliza will be wearing a female school uniform this time, only to immediately switch to a male one, because it’s easier to move around in. C’mon author, at least grant me this one cliché…

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    • She wears male attire to stress her position as a domain lord. Restriction on movement is largely irrelevant.

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      • That’s why I explicitly referred to it as a cliché. The whole “I’m wearing a boy’s uniform because it’s easier to move around in” is a fairly common joke/trait, but definitely not suiting Eliza’s current mindset – I just figured it would make for a fun gag now that she’s finally in the silly otome game setting (i.e. the school).

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  9. I find it a bit sad that she sold her little mansion in the capital. She had told Elise that Elise would be welcome there anytime, and now the house is gone. I wonder how Elise is doing?

    Mrs. Heideman seems uptight, but she sort of has a point: Eliza acts too casually with her servants / retainers. Eliza can’t help it: she has that mentality from the ‘other world’, plus she went through that ‘training’ when she lived alongside other soldiers, but now that she’s a rising Earl, it may not be too appropriate (at least when outsiders are around). I wonder what the Terejia family would think about this? Earl Terejia might care a bit less, or would he on the contrary think that he overdid it with Eliza being too in tune with the rest of her people? Well, we’ll see.

    It’s funny how she doesn’t care at all about the otome game aspect. It’s nice that she can have such confidence in the fact that people would act as real people, I think most other people would at least have a nagging doubt. I wonder what the fixed events are?

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