Right so we have the Dwarf Teegan. She's the youngest daughter of a lesser Dwarven Noble and has been snuck out of Orzammar. She's heading to Denerim in search of the head of the Templars in Fereldan.
Her father has hired Cullen, the Avvarian Hillsmen to be her guide and somewhat of a bodyguard. Cullen, being unsure of the lowlands asked for aid from his friend the Elf Falos. Falos is a city elf but left Denerim years ago and took up life as a mercenary and scout. He and Cullen met a few years ago and have hunted and fought together a few times. They get on well.
Ahnika, our Circle Mage, has just left the Circle to pursue knowledge of her people. One of her main goals however is to head to Denerim and retrieve her phylactery so that she can be free of the Circle and the Templars.
On the road she met Falos and decided to travel with the elf. Both of them wish to find th eDalish to learn more of their history.
Kariel, the newly acquired human Freeman, is from Vintiver. After this adventure he will have burned his bridges in Vintiver and has spitefully decided to inflict himself on the group until they get to Denerim.
So those are all the ties we have within the group.
Now I have an idea for the group to get to Denerim and look for the Knight Commander (I think he's the one in charge... Batgirl? lol). He has however left. I'm thinking he's either at Redcliffe or in the Circle Tower.
The Pc's want to find him so they take the escort job with the Blackstone Irregulars to ensure some coin and a little more safety.
I have however just found something which really intrigues me and would be great for Ahnika
When the Imperium occupied the area that is present-day Ferelden, they had two sites dedicated to magical experimentation at the extreme ends of the Imperial Highway. The southern one was the fortress of Ostagar, which looked out over the Korcari Wilds. The northern one was Aeonar, although the exact location is now a secret known only to a handful of Templars.
Whatever it was the Tevinter were trying to discover at Aeonar, their work was never completed. The fortress was overrun by disciples of Andraste upon hearing the news of her death. According to legend, it was a massacre--eerily silent, for the invaders caught the mages while all but one of them were in the Fade.
The site was left structurally sound but spiritually damaged. Possibly because of this, the Chantry chose to put it to use as a prison. Accused maleficarum and apostates are held in the confines of Aeonar. Those who have a powerful connection to the Fade, and particularly to demons, will inevitably attract something across the Veil, making the guilty somewhat easier to tell from the innocent.
--From Of Fires, Circles, and Templars: A History of Magic in the Chantry, by Sister Petrine, Chantry scholar.