The Stolen Lands is a dangerous place! Fortunately, you will meet other brave adventurers on your quest, who will fight by your side or who may ultimately choose to betray you, depending on your actions. They all have their own story, their own goals and motivations, their own reasons to join you...or to leave you. They do NOT need to be in your party for this to happen as companions are living people that don't stop existing just because you leave them home. The story can change considerably depending on your party composition.
Companions can be assigned to act as advisors to serve your fledgling kingdom and some are potential love interests as well. Your band of trusty adventurers can include up to five companions of your choosing besides your main character for a total of six at any given time.
In addition to the companions listed below, players may hire mercenaries and in effect create their own custom party should they wish to. Some classes, such as druids and rangers, can choose to have animal companions.