Update: We have four approved characters so far:
A wood elf ranger (female, fighter)
A human ranger (male, fighter)
A priestess (female, cleric)
A human thief (female, rogue)
I'm very pleased with these approved characters so far. We need a few more to balance things out. We could especially use a magic user and a "tank" style character, someone with great strength and durability. I will make up for the absence of these characters with NPCs if we don't receive any applicants. I will be adding theme-specific portraits using the character art submitted to me for the four characters above soon and for more characters as they approved. I am truly excited based on the applicants so far and expect this to be an engrossing and positive game with good character dynamics, relations, and long term sustainability.