One of the major issues I have with the characters is the backstory does not befit level 1 characters. Lae'zel is okay I suppose, given we are meant to believe she's very green. And Shadowheart's amnesia may cover her seeming lack of skill. But Asterion has led a long life, and Gale and Wyll have had their own adventures prior to meeting the PC. It simply is not believable they will be Level 1 characters when they meet the player.