The only NPC I'd care to see come back is Paladin Cork. And I truly do hope that he does in fact return. His presence was a blessing. A boon! The story kinda made me not like magisters, true. But after meeting Paladin Cork, I was inspired! I quested for vengeance! Nary a magister stood on Fort Joy the day that I met Paladin Cork. So great was the slaughter, that even criminals and fauna perished along the way. Truly a battle to behold!