Hello, and welcome to the game. Strong characters, with realistic desires, strengths, and flaws are at the core of a great game. Please read the campaign setting, and figure out how your character fits in. With that, here are some things to think about during character creation.
The Basics: Name, Race, Class, Party Role
Who are you: Physical description, where you’re from, your job, social background, important people in your life, organizations you belong to, interests and hobbies.
Personality: How do you come across to others, and does it match your “inner self”? How do you deal with authority, corruption, violence? Have you thought much about life and your purpose in the world, or do you tend to just go with the flow? Are you religious, political, serious, frivolous, violent, or a diplomat?
Goals: Everybody wants something. Maybe you think you know how this war can be won, maybe you’re searching for somebody you lost, or trying to lose yourself. Maybe you’re just following orders, or maybe all you want is to get out alive.
New characters begin at 5th level, with appropriate gold and magic items.
Characters coming in from the Emerald Regiment get to start at 6th level, with possible adjustments to items (likely up). Rebuilding is possible, and may even be advised.