The biggest question is "Will Crombell be the final villain?"
If the answer is "yes" then it would suck. I mean now there are many elder level opponents, but in the end he would only be the one to have that level of power. His underlings aren't of elder level..... So in short, he won't be much of a threat to Franky and Lukedonia.
I am curious on how authors plan to involve him on a larger scale. He doesn't really have what it takes to be the final villain unless he has elder level underlings.
While he may not be final, he's definitely been built up as a long-term nemesis. While he/his underlings may not be uberstrong, his faction's rising in power quickly, and I wouldn't be surprised if he actually survived the (plot-required) fall of the Union, thus becoming the final villain.
I don't see it as a bad thing, though. Crombell is an interesting villain (read: intelligent, not like the other low-ranked elders who jump at every opportunity to get themselves killed).
I honestly think Crombel will be the final villain, lol. Like 0Xellos said, he's a long-term enemy. What makes him interesting is because of his mind. He doesn't have underlings, frankly speaking, but he knows how to use the others to get what he wants. And also because these "underlings" are so not in the exact same level as him. Even the traitors-nobles and werewolf (so far) didn't seem to have similar interest with him. If I can guess he's planning on taking over the Union for himself, adapting the power of nobles and werewolves for humanity, and become the best.
But yeah, I'm also curious to actually see Crombel in action. I mean, who doesn't? :p
And I have a question, a stupid one but a question nonetheless,
- What in the world do the Clan leaders do all scrunched up in that little island?
So far I've seen Ludis reading a book (which is hardly a way to spend centuries of your life) and the clan leaders seem to be able to leave when they please. If I was cooped up in an island for thousands of years with no wifi or signals, I would go insane and force eternal sleep upon myself.
Might as well take up science and cure cancer.
The nobles are staying at that island to keep themselves a secret, right? Well, Union knows about them, that's true, but no other human (is supposed to) know. I remember it was also my question long time ago, about where other nobles are (I mean, are all nobles clan leaders? There must be others.) and what they're doing there while not investigating things because they seem to live a long, long time. That makes me wonder if they've ever lived more carefree than they currently are.
And what do they do when not investigating?
Observe the stock market of course. They need cash to run their island you know.
Perhaps Lukedonia is a self sufficient island. It looks at if they only need to fund food and shelter since clothes just appear out of nowhere. (not to mention no electronics!)
I just don't see clan leaders making small talk over tea.
And what "business" does Rajak have, to go outside? Did Lukedonia run out of groceries?