I've been neglecting to post in this thread because there are too many good characters not to mention. Yes, there is the usual, Arutha and Jimmy the Hand. But I also like the elves, like Calin and Galain. There are also other characters not of Midkemian origin, like the brilliant Spymaster of the Acoma, Arakasi.
But I have to admit, my all time favorite character is Calis, the halfling of three heritages.