Are we going to develop intra-party relationships organically, or are we going to roll for them per the background generation process?
I wanted to address this separately.
For characters that have established an existence in the Vale via their background, I'd assume that they at least know of each other, and I leave it up to them, here in the discussion thread, to decide the specifics of that knowledge. There are also several important NPCs, that Valers (that's what they call themselves) would know about, and I'll do my best to get a post of those people up with brief descriptions this week sometime. As for those coming to the Vale from distances in quest to help them with their troubles, those PC relationships will definitely have to formulate organically. However, that gives us a great opportunity for some practice roleplay posts here in the discussion forum. I would wait to post conversations between Goruck, Kairon, and Illiam though, because if Yirangle's character really is a Paladin, he may be on that voyage as well, coming from Almas.
Speaking of roleplay I wanted to give a couple of pointers/tips.
First, narration for your characters actions should be written just as normal text.
Your character's thoughts, though, should be put in italics.
To do that you simply put [i]These are my characters thoughts.[/i
But again, close the brackets.
Character's speaking out loud is written in bold.
Hey, Goruck, you giant behemoth, you're blocking my view of the river!
That is done much the same except [b] is what goes in the brackets[/b
I'm sure there are other pointers I'll give as time goes on, but wanted to get that out of the way right away. Hopefully we'll be able to start some "practice" roleplay posts here in the discussion thread before too far into the week.