They're a motley group -- a reluctant messenger, a neurotic bureaucrat, a zealous crusader, a sycophantic wizard, a headstrong princess, and a foppish pirate -- excuse me, I meant upright nobleman of the sea. They've got personalities and agendas, and not everyone's agendas are aligned. In fact, it's practically an unwritten rule that anytime you go on a long trip you're certain to travel with at least one person whom you can't stand. Now, try journeying somewhere when you can't stand even a single one of your companions.
The links above will take you directly to their profile pages, where you can read their biographies. From there, you can access their interviews directly. Or, you can also click on the Characters tab for an array of their portraits (which look really cool).