There is some conjecture amongst scholars that as well as the Companion and the Eternal Soulmate the Hero’s friends are genetically programmed too. I can’t comment except to note that his two most important friends always seem to have names that are variations of James and Chris.

Of course, he has other companions and in FirstWorld he was supported by Taran the elf, Dawit the dwarf, and Aglaral a soldier in the army of the City States. Together with Manfred, Jhamed and myself we made a seven-strong fellowship.