I'd be interested to hear your views on what you think the future significance of their family is going to be, as CDPR included the Aryan decision as one of the major ones in TW2. ›››
I am not sure we have enough info for me to dedicate a blog about them. But maybe after replaying and seeing all the alternatives, I might be able to write something.
I do think it's an important issue, and I will certainly mention La Valettes when discussing the Pontar State.
I do think they want to be led, they just want different rhetoric. But at the end of the day, even if the rebellion was egalitarian, the state will not be so.
I personally predict a phase when the rebellion will collapse in and on itself and a civil war erupt. That's usually what happens, unless Saskia is capable of handling it on her own, which I personally doubt. The tension in the Pontar State is rising and we had a taste of what might happen when Saskia was in a coma for a few days.
The state is lucky that Nilfgaard is attacking. It's a common enemy that can unite them. After the war however, assuming it survives? I am not that optimistic about it. But I do think that it will result in something positive and have a ripple effect on the region. Radovid gave it a backhanded compliment when he said that he never thought that peasants could fight like this and that the knighthood is in danger.
The Witcher universe seems to me to be slowly headed towards modernity, and a sense of nationalism (see Saskia's speech, very nationalist in rhetoric, when compared to what Stennis says). Even if the Pontar State fails, which is likely, I think the other polities will be inspired by it to some extent.
Indeed, Saskia resembles in many ways populist, charismatic leaders of modern times (as opposed to medieval).