I hear you. I also took over as DM for a Kingmaker PbP.
When will you be making your decision? No pressure, just curiosity.
I will allow both Gregor and Nik'o into the game.
Gregor, Sgt Drakus is a member of the Guard as well, perhaps you know him... Gregor is also trusted by Field Marshall Croft.
Nik'o found the one of the adventurers in a tavern known as the Dragon's Horde, talking with an odd bird dressed in black.
How are we doing gear? By the book WBL for a level 5?
Also, for clarification, it's 25 pt buy, 2 traits (should one be campaign specific)?
Level 4. We're at the beginning of AP2, which starts at level 4.
No more than a +1 weapon at this point.
And I believe it's 20pt buy.
2 traits, no need for campaign specific at this point, though a regional would be good.