Saloon party or garden party? Circus or theatre? Bath or Cheltenham? Oxford or Cambridge? Pantaloons or breeches? Carriages or motor cars? Classical music or opera? Champagne or wine? Boating on the lake or croquet on the lawn? Townhouse or country estate? Fireworks or fairgrounds?
An anon pointed out that the carriage that arrives at the manor looks more like Undertaker’s carriage than the earl’s….
To add to this, here is the earl’s carriage in ch126:
The carriage that arrives at the manor in ch126 (that even looks like Undertaker’s hat on the driver)… and the gun aimed at Soma:
Here’s Undertaker’s carriage in ch82 and the earl’s gun at the Midnight Tea Party.
These are obviously different guns…. The one aimed at Soma is labeled as a “BULLPUP” model, but it’s actually a Nagant-style revolver, like the M1895. It was designed in 1886 but not put into production until 1895, hence the name. These were used by the Russian Empire from 1895 throughout the 1950′s….
Whereas the earl’s gun of choice is an early semi-automatic pocket pistol, like this Colt (an American company. Recall that Bardroy special-orders firearms from America….):