Aside from Silmeria/Alicia, your party is made up of a mixture of story characters and Einherjar, or the materialized souls of dead warriors called forth by Silmeria. In fact, if anything, you might have too many characters to choose from. We uncovered almost twice as many as we could use - in the first dungeon alone. "In VP1 the story was more surrounding the Einherjar, compared to this one which is more about the main character and the Einherjar take a sub-character role. You do accrue Einherjar at that pace throught this one - a lot of them very quickly throughout the entire game."