Poisoned to death by her own betrothed?! Eunha didn't wake up in a novel's story just to get killed off again as an unfortunate extra! To change her story she needs a cover: 6 months pretending to be the fake fiancée of the novel's male protagonist, Duke Noah Wynknight. But will this cold-hearted, angel-faced demon of a man really help her avoid another ill-fated ending?!
The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion (original title: 그녀가 공작저로 가야 했던 사정) is a Korean manhwa webtoon based off a novel. A young woman waiting to be accepted into a university dies and wakes up in the position of Raeliana, a minor character in a murder mystery she read. In order to avoid death, she uses her knowledge to strongarm Duke Noah into entering into a fake engagement with her. However, politics don't stop there.
The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion provides examples of:
- Blackmail: Happens a few times. Once when Raeliana blackmails Noah into their fake engagement. Later it is revealed that her fiance was actually being blackmailed into killing her. Not that that makes him a good guy.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Happens most of the time between Raeliana and Noah. Majority of their appearances often involve them snarking and manipulating each other but when one of them decided to be sweet, you can't help but cringe in sweetness.
- Everyone Can See It: Almost EVERYONE in the story can notice Noah's feelings for Raeliana. Even she noticed it.
- Fantastic Racism: There's racism against the Alsasa, a population of northerners with red eyes. They are seen as bloodthirsty and inhumane.
- Marriage of Convenience: Noah and Raeliana only got engaged to break her engagement with her murderous ex. But then Noah started to really like Raeliana for real.
- Potty Failure: In an establishing character moment, Raeliana shoots right next to her kidnapper's crotch to make him piss himself.
- Really 700 Years Old: The high priest looks to be a child because his power is being suppressed. When he's using his full power, he looks like a normal adult.
- Recruited from the Gutter: The Duke recruits Adam into his household after his military unit was disbanded.
- Running Gag: Mount Sycret's frigid temperature. "Every day someone freezes to death on that mountain, even in autumn."
- Trapped in Another World: Raeliana reincarnated into this world, and there's no going back.