People to escort
There are a total of six people that can be escorted - three people for the journey to the Temple and three for Burgh De Rott. You can choose who to escort by using the noticeboard at the start point at Paterdomus or in Burgh De Rott. Each of the three people on each journey has a different difficulty - easy, medium and hard. For Temple Trekking, two are villagers and one is an adventurer, and for Burgh De Rott Ramble two are adventurers and one is a villager.
By being escorted, the follower will gain experience and levels. As they do so, they will gain new abilities and become more adept in combat. Their examine information and appearance will also change after receiving some new abilities. It will also allow the player to unlock certain rewards - some rewards require all of the followers to have reached a certain level.
It is possible to let your companion do much, if not all, of the fighting leading to fast level ups. This is easier for the mages and ranger, but can still be done with the warrior provided you have food to sustain him. This tactic works well with the Easy and Medium NPCs at the easy and medium route difficulties for the giant snail, ghast, nail beast, swamp snake, and shade events. All but the ghast event, at the hard route difficulty, will be too much for any NPC to tank except Pazuzu and Dean, if they've reached their power up levels (Pazuzu 75, Dean 80).
|Smiddi Ryak||Hard||Smiddi is hard to accompany, but can lead to the greatest reward. She will only attack monsters that attack her. Otherwise she will try to stick with you or walk around. Some food is necessary because she has a low Constitution level.
When enemies engage Smiddi it is sometimes possible to get them to switch focus to you by moving to the space the enemy occupies. This has a chance of making an enemy reposition itself. If you attack, when it moves, it will often switch its attention to your character.
Because she will only attack monsters that attack her first and she does very little damage, Smiddi will gain very little xp from combat. Thus, she will take longer to level up than anyone else.
Jayene is a medium-level villager to accompany and will help you get one of the medium rewards. She is reasonably tough and can take a few hits. She can also try to defend herself and fight off other monsters within the event area.
|Easy||Dean is easy to accompany and because of this, he can only help you get to the lower rewards. He has a lot of health and a high defence rating, so he can take a lot of punches as well as dish them out.
|Burgh De Rott Ramble|
|Rolayne Twickit||Hard||Rolayne knows how badly his people are suffering under the rule of the vampyres, having previously escaped himself. Now he's had a taste of freedom he's returned to try and relieve the plight of others so they may experience the same. He's far too frail to be useful as a fighter but what he lacks in hardiness, he makes up for in determination. He is a very weak Melee fighter, but helps you with lighting fires and chopping logs.
Rolayne presents a difficult challenge by being both extremely weak and very aggressive. He will often run to the opposite end of the battefield and attack enemies that are not actively engaged. The easiest way to keep him alive is to attack every enemy at least once and position yourself so they can all attack you. If an enemy cannot reach you and Rolayne attacks them, they will switch their attention to him. This can be fixed by attacking that enemy so it switches its focus to you.
|Zachory Bragg||Medium||Zachory is not yet a great sorcerer, and needs your help to become one. He is not a difficult adventurer to accompany, but is by no means simple.
Attacks with Water Bolt.
|Easy||Pazuzu is a powerful spell-caster intent on bringing salvation to the people of Burgh de Rott. She could probably do the ramble herself, though, so don't expect a significant reward.
Attacks with Earth Blast.