It's more than a few weeks away from starting (at this rate, it looks like late October/early November at best), but I wanted to go ahead and give you all the premise of the game I'll be running so that characters can be discussed and backstories can be woven together.
You'll be starting in a small fishing village called Northaven at the mouth of the Golden River, in northeast Arnland, in Aruthien. You are an established mercenary company, who has protected trade caravans and dignitaries who travel up and down the Ungen River to Tir Navoth. Your most recent client, a pompous merchant named Vincenzio, purchased your services to travel from Tir Navoth to Northaven. Upon arrival in Northaven, the village's mayor Hrothulf, has sought your services to help him track down the missing caravans coming up river from Cold Lake. It is the Autumn of 202 TC, and a harsh winter without a caravan supply would likely doom the small village.
Build level 1 characters from the Kingdoms. You can go exotic (dragonborn, tiefling, etc.) if you'd like, but be sure to justify why they are in Eian and be prepared for some sideways glances from the locals. Nothing is off-limits as far as class, but having some balance will be helpful. You'll start with the base kit from the PHB. Feel free to post character ideas and backstories and we can start working on building character familiarity.
Pillows are designed for relaxation. If they are fighting, what hope do we have?