I like the new emissary mechanic but think that it could be expanded to make it a more important mechanic. An emissary left in a city should have a chance to complete notable quests depending on their skills and whether they are a hired companion or a family member.
Hired Companions should be...
I left 2 companions in different cities (1 with 90+ charm and 1 without charm) and also my brother.
The cities with companions in them did increase relationship with random Nobel meanwhile my brother did not increase the relation with anyone. I forwarded many days with the same results.