I have recently finished my PotD run with a full party of 'supposedly min/max'd' (ew) custom characters. Now that I feel comfortable enough with the mechanics, I feel like it is now time for me to focus on the one aspect I have always loved in the IE games: theme of the party.
Before we (or I) start, here are some links to some amazing high quality portraits with similar styles; permission already granted through their websites:
http://www.jasonseow.com/poeportraits by Jason Seow - full permission to modify and repost
http://wespenfresser.deviantart.com/ by wespenfresser - disallowed cropping and posting without link
http://lucanii01.dev...ipher-522921730 by lucanii - free download
Feel free to let me know if there are more of these around so I can add them to OP.
The topic at hand: Themes
Many comes to mind when Pillars of Eternity contained such deep lore, the posibilities are limitless! I often imagine my group has just arrived in Dyrwood only to find the newborne nation to be in deep dissent rather than trying to solve the soul crisis. I'll list two of my favorites:
Vailian Mercenary Warband
Commissary - Gold Pact Paladin/Old Vailia Aristocrat
Captain - Fighter/Old Vailia Mercenary
Lieutenant - Fighter/Old Vailia Mercenary
Sergeant - Fighter/Old Vailia Mercenary
Specialist - Rogue/Old Vailia Laborer
Chaplain - Priest/Aedyr Clergyman
The White that Wends Expedition
Emissary - Chanter/Aristocrat
Adventurer - Fighter/Explorer
Scout - Ranger/Hunter
Guard - Fighter/Mercenary
Fugitive - Rogue/Drifter
Scribe - Cipher/Mystic
These groups are far from being the most viable composition for PotD, but, hey, it's more fun this way.. based on personal taste.
Post your party and its theme, along with whatever info you'd like to provide: Names, roles, classes, backgrounds, even bios!
Let us all start lobbying for custom biographies for all the hired adventurers!