Togashi does a nice job in giving these background characters some characterization, feelings and depth. I don't particularly care for those *flashback moment in order to explain this particular move* moments but Kurapika's wasn't wasted to asspull defeat a godly opponent and it has quite a few limitations from taking time to 'borrow' the opponent's nen and using it once. He can't just go to Meruem and get his nen, or any of the Phantom Troupe members for that matter.
I find it interesting how Pariston and Beyond are getting part in this whole situation. I definitely want to see Ging's perspective of the arc soon again, since we don't know what he's really doing. This ship right now is not even going to the Dark Continent so there's most likely going to be a timeskip at one point.
From what I remember the 4th prince had the Kurta clan's eyes and a decapitated head of one of them I guess, and I remember a debate about the tattoo artist, whom the prince had a picture of, drawing a spider, so the 4th prince could be some kind of boss of the phantom troupe perhaps... So Hisoka saying "ten more to go" despite there should be less, makes sense despite Uvo's, Kortopi's and Shalnark's deaths and Hisoka's leave, now that the prince is hiring more PT members. Making him Kurapika's opponent. And about Kurapika I liked how Togashi made him activate the scarlet eyes the moment a spider-like creature came from inside the bodyguard after he had his nen taken away.
The princes don't really have nen training so they can't see the nen beasts but the 1st prince I believe is an exception since he's shown to be a powerhouse. The most interesting thing about Kurapika's journey right now is him trying to save the queen and the baby wobble imo. I wonder what type of tight spots he'll have to get out of.
The last pages of the chapter having prince Halkenburg trying to leave the succession war, now I don't think he will die from this. Togashi made it so that Halkenburg was some kind of smart individual. This is probably just simply his game plan in order to win the throne.