The posts I've made so far are all the result of house rules and background for my Lost Continent campaign. Started back in May or June, we've been going strong all summer. Our daring party is made up of five characters (2 PCs and 3 NPCs), ranging from levels 2-3.
Ichi, the brave cleric, is a member of a religious order whose apostolate is thrashing evil. He was originally sent on a fairly innocuous errand, but ended up as the Order's operative in a struggle with evil cultists. Since proving himself a reliable adventurer, he has been inducted into a small, secret order-within-the-order. This small group masquerades as pilgrim priests, but secretly wanders and watches the continent for any sign of rising power among the followers of evil.
Shawn Solo is a professional "obtainer" of things. He began his career as a thief, but soon became a bounty hunter and adventurer (homebrewed character class that mixes some thief skills with some fighter attributes). He joined Ichi on the road early on, traveling into the wild after a bounty: the mysterious Zoe, alleged murderess and former lover.
Zoe travels the continent, surviving by hustling and skill. She's as dangerous as she is beautiful, and though unpredictable, often shows a soft heart, especially toward Shawn. She stays far from the large cities, as she is still wanted for murder.
Bellor Ruthenia, a jovial warrior from the North, joined the party early on. Despite losing his best friend, Dingler the Dwarf, he joined the party as a full member along with Zoe.
The final member is Tune, a torch-bearer with a secret. He talks like a surfer dude, but appears to be more than he tells. After surviving much longer than all previous Torch-bearers, he was allowed into the party as a partial member (doesn't get quite as much loot).
Besides these five, there have been numerous torch-bearers, guards, and men-at-arms, none of whom were able to survive too long.