I think this is a perfectly fine analysis of Van's original reasons. I don't think you need to read the raws to be able to spot the flaws in this plan with how things have developed now. Note, I'm just going to argue this based on what Van might reasonably know now. Van's already a known major threat to the Amid Empire (and Van recognises the Amid Empire as a threat as well). Let's say he achieves his goal and he becomes a minor noble in the Orbaume Kingdom. Van becoming a noble in the Orbaume Kingdom would likely be like waving a red flag to the Amid Empire. Let's say the Amid Empire send a threat to the Orbaume Kingdom which basically amounts to "hand over that guy or we'll invade". It would be unusual (though not impossible) for the Orbaume Kingdom to take the risk to defend a minor noble over such big stakes. Putting it another way, the Orbaume Kingdom would only protect Van to the death if they're very gung-ho about about fighting the Amid Empire anyway. I'm not going to say whether or not that is the case, just that it's not a particularly safe assumption in general. Also, if Van likes the Orbaume Kingdom he probably wouldn't want to get it involved in a war over him. There's also groups like the evil Pure-blood Vampires who are hunting for him anyway and don't care about about titles. So for Van's plan to work and for him to be in a safe place he'll need to neutralise the 100,000 year old evil vampires and the Amid Empire. On the Amid Empire side, he'd have to complete that before reincarnators start coming over. Long story short: he's already made himself too prominent. Becoming a minor noble isn't going to be worth much in practice. There's also a flawed assumption that the reincarnators would actually care about Van being minor nobility. In the side-stories we've already seen reincarnators who aren't so concerned with the legal niceties. Just to be clear: I'm not criticising the story or the character. I think it's fine for Van to be a bit weird or illogical.