Thank you for considering in checking the game out Tom.
Let me tell one thing, regarding the issue of the game's balance in favor of Lakia.
Since the first games ask of the players to play with their Property cards in arranged batches, the players might have noticed that the Princess can Influence/Convert the courtiers with more ease.
I strongly suggest that in future games the players draft the cards.
Drafting will give a tactical choice as of how they wish to have their gaming style progress.
What's more, feel free to send me a pm with any question or issues that you might have with the game.
Always here to help.
Have fun backstabbing your lapine relatives!