You're more than welcome! I absolutely love the game and the write up is glorious!
For me, the issue around Phillipa surrounds her being framed as loot and owned by the party in the same way the magic horse and dagger are. I think it is perhaps just an unfortunate choice as an example. I could totally see NPCs being something that could be included in the expanded Kickstarter (which I'm unbelievably HYPE for!), but they would need to be handled with more care and agency than items.
Keep up the awesome work!