Courtesy of Kaeldragor:
Copy and pasted from Kaeldragor's thread.kaeldragor said:I've gathered starting information for every NPC in the game and will post them here. For now, here are the general tips and my next reply will give the rundown on each NPC.
TIP 1 - One argument/discussion will occur after each battle (if there are NPCs that like/dislike each other that haven't told you about it yet). Otherwise, they may be several days apart. Also, it seems that once you have gotten a reaction on something from an NPC, they will not tell you the same thing again, though it is possible that it keeps affecting their relationship with you.
TIP 2 - Looting is the only Party Skill that no NPC starts with. As such, I suggest investing.
TIP 3 - Note that until they complain about someone they dislike, their satisfaction with "your choice of companions" will not decrease, so far as I can tell.
TIP 4 - Dislikes outrank Likes, so even if some are getting along, they won't tell you until everyone has had a chance to complain.
TIP 5 - Every NPC likes one other NPC. Every NPC hates (and is hated by) two others. Matheld seems to dislike three, but I am second-guessing myself on that since it breaks the pattern and it is possible I messed up my notes on her.
Please feel free to send me any likes/dislikes you encounter or other general information, and I'll include it in the list. One of the goals of this list is also to come up with groups of NPCs that will get along and be manageable.
Suggested Config (1)
"Old School" Config (2)
-This one has lower skill numbers in a couple spots and spreads out the coverage of skills (rather than having A medic, you have two, etc.), but more people get along with each other in this one, which will be a pleasant change from the bickering.
Artimenner is the real problem, since he's the only Engineer. If you opt to handle engineering yourself, then Jeremus can be your medic.
Jeremus Config (3)
Down a couple posts I'll break down each individual NPC Hero. For a rundown on the pairs of NPCs that get along (courtesy of pearcer), see http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,35706.msg932048.html#msg932048