While going back to ch50 to see what Agni and Soma wore to Sebastian’s (staged) funeral, I noticed something….
Ch50 actually starts out with Sebastian exposing Snake’s plan to kill the earl. We get to see Snake explain how he got to the manor. First, he went to the townhouse, looking for him there but ended up confronting Soma and Agni. At first, Soma questions why he’s there, but then he goes into pal mode, saying things like (paraphrased) “You must be one of his friends. Let me tell you where he’s at. I’ll call a carriage to get you there. Here’s some food for your journey.” Meanwhile, in the background, Agni is still trying to figure out who this person is and why they are here. Soma is ignoring Agni….
But in ch126 and ch127, we have people arrive to the townhouse who are not nearly as polite as Snake. I don’t think these two new assailants are even looking for the earl (I think one of them is actually his older twin, the real Ciel… as Lord Sirius, and the other one is his butler, Lord Polaris, aka “Knife Dude”). These guys showed up to bump off the earl’s support system while the earl and his contracted demon are occupied elsewhere.
I suspect that, after leaving the townhouse, they will not go to the manor… at least not right away. They might be targeting the other P5 first, and possibly also the P4/S4, ever since they went into hiding. I’d like to see a funeral for Agni (since right after Snake is exposed they hold one for Sebastian). However, they might not have time to do anything for him right away. They could very well end up going to see what awaits them at the homes or other whereabouts of the earl’s other supporters and informants.
No one is safe.
Soma is still alive, so he’s still a target.
Edward, who might be back at Weston (and/or the Midford household)
Joanne, who might be back at Weston
Cheslock, who might be back at Weston
Clayton, who might be back at Weston
Redmond, Bluer, and Greenhill, who are in hiding (but Sebastian found them easily, so the sect could, too, I’m sure)
Violet might be safe from attack, but only as long as the sect thinks he’s dead
Even people like Mr. Pitt might be in serious danger, since he still has the glass originals for all those family photos. Anyone trying to cause a case of mistaken identity would want the existence of a twin to remain secret.