Parody wrote:If Honaire were a Cohort, they've have to rebuild Estra to make her wussier, in order to account for the extra card in her deck. I found her to be extremely playable without needing another card. So, I'll respectfully disagree.
Honaire should have been a Cohort
I agree, I think being an ally is important for a few reasons. A huge part isn't that it doesn't add an extra card to her starting hand or deck, though, but in that Honaire can be used with Ally-Synergy (such as utilized in her Spiritual Counselor role. In addition, being an ally is also is a sensible limiting factor that stops her using both Honaire and an ally to support a combat check (keep in mind Honaire already provides a generous bonus).
Instead of turning Honaire into a Cohort and having to re-write the Ally themes, I'd much prefer just there to be a statement in the Card Guild Guide that just says you cannot add a Loot card to your deck if it's not referred to on your character card, which could also be good future-proofing.