Originally Posted by Madscientist

- The other 3 companions will have backgrounds you have not selected for your char. (not sure how. is it random, can you select it, something else?)

Those are just predetermined stories though, that doesn't mean they won't be connected to the main plot. I would think that's the entire point, how all origins have a stake in the plot. If they just have a burger king's club collection of backstories for no reason than just to have them, then what's the point? If they are these bubbles of vacuum that have no connection to anything why are they even there? It wouldn't matter what they are, what they contain or what they say, because it could literally be anything. Again, what's the point?