So, which two characters would you guys like to accompany the group for the rest of the campaign? The choices are: Tom, Kye, Stevan, Ben, and (possibly, though I'm considering leaving her out) Plexaura... and maybe even Jed and Forge, if anyone wants them.
I'd kinda like Tom and Kye, being that they're the most developed NPCs (even if only because they've had the most page-time) IMO. Although, if only one of them were to come, I'd vote for Kye. Even though, to be honest, the reverse probably makes more logical sense what with Tom being Caiden's friend, while Kye tried to kill him that one time (even if unwillingly)...
As for the others: Ben's fine. Stevan's... eh —I don't know, he always struck me as the least interesting of the NPCs (but maybe that's just because none of my chars. ever really interacted with him). Plexaura... actually, I'd kinda vote for Plexaura; I don't know why, but I kinda liked her in her brief prior appearances.
The above was rather noncommittal, and possibly even confusing, so let me just enter a definitive vote for NOT Jed and Forge. They're somewhat amusing in small doses, but I don't forsee them doing this RP any favors in a long-term capacity.
... Actually, fine, here's a rough ranking in order of preference (top most, bottom least):
Tom & Kye
| Jed and Forge (somewhere way down there )