Potential harem, my Great-Aunt Fanny!
Heck, she'd gonna sweep the field of all the male and female prospects from the game!
I'm only in part 8 now, but it looks bloody obvious to me!
Dunno about the intellect of the Katerina from the otome game, but our Katerina sure doesn't have the personality of the game version.
She's honest, open, hasn't an ounce of subterfuge, if she says something you can trust that it's what she really feels...if she thinks something is her fault she'll humble herself before you as she apologizes. And she honestly believes everyone has strengths and weaknesses.
In short, if she says something good about you, believe it.
If she ever grows out of being a knucklehead everyone had better worry because of the alliances she's forming in-kingdom!
And she hasn't meet anyone from outside the kingdom yet...
Having now completed Volume 1...
Gotta say I loved all the POV sections for the other characters.