As for my character, I'm picturing playing a sell-sword, probably female, who takes on a job that's a lot more than she bargained for. Something she would have steered clear of had she known the Shadow and its agents had a hand in it. She's no coward, but she also (sensibly) seeks to avoid any supernatural entanglements.
Strengths: She's reasonably attractive, good with a sword, great with a bow, having grown up in the country and brought down many a meal for her family. She's pretty sharp, and curious.
Weaknesses: She's a little too curious for her own good, sometimes failing to look before she leaps. She's got a mouth and a temper.
She is neither "good" nor "evil," having learned the virtue of minding her own business and looking out for #1, but tempering this with desiring not to gratuitously make enemies either ("don't start none, won't be any").