Just finished my gazillionth BG2 SoA + ToB solo run, now planning a new playthrough of the entire saga. On my last run I noticed I'm starting to miss the party banter a lot, as well as missing the laidback, low level experience of the first game. So this time I'd like to run the entire saga with the same protagonist and a team of NPCs who have a lot to talk about (even more with the Pocketplane Banter Packs in BG2). This run is going to be heavy on the roleplaying and low on the cheese. To enrich the roleplaying, it would be best if most of the NPCs I have with me in BG1 carry over to my BG2 team. I plan to play as a Sorc. She will be a fitting prodigy of Candlekeep and my main arcane nuker. I'm trying to make up my mind about the rest of my team now. So far I have: PC - Chaotic Good Human Sorcerer, typical child prodigy of Candlekeep with a strange innate ability to perform magic (I wonder where that comes from, a divine heritage perhaps? hmm..... ) Imoen - an absolute must in a roleplay-heavy playthrough and a useful thief (equally useful thief/mage in BG2). Minsc - one of the most reliable and cool people you meet, a great friend and a good fighter. Too bad about his Wis. I would like some help picking the rest of the team, though... my dilemma is that the obvious choice of cookie-cutter NPCs who carry over to BG2 are Jaheira and Khalid, but I am one of the people who cannot stand Jaheira as a character, so really the only reasons I would bring her are that she fits perfectly into the main quest and is one of the most powerful characters in the game. As you can see I have 3 slots left, though the fewer of those slots I fill, the higher the maximum spell level my protagonist can attain quickly. What I need is a tank and divine magic mostly... Viconia perhaps? What do you guys think?