I know somebody will probably say i've already posted something like this on gamefaqs but i'm hoping for a second opinion here
geddoe will be recruiting peggi, jeane, scott, ernie, domonic, edge and arthur (for a treasure hunter to seek rage runes)
thomas will get kathy, kenji, mio, goro, twaikin and gordon (and possibly augustine) (normally i would get kidd with thomas but i want a good treasure hunt skill for chris to hunt rage runes)
chris will get watari, barts(if i can), ayame, rody, estella, and nadir
hugo will get guilame, the trio of performers, landis, mike, mamie, sanae y
the undecided characters are: the saint loa knights, mel (i'm leaning towards giving her to chris as a mage), belle + gadget Z, wan fu and emily (emily's fate will be decided by whether or not wan fu is any use as a warrior)
my main problem is that i want to give chris a 6th party member during the battle at the great hollow and my options are limited to melville and gadget Z since i want to keep the performers for hugo and kenji is an ugly individual who shall never corrupt my party again with his presence. if i could get to iksay i'd buy a rose brooch and get augustine, but that's not an option until after the battle.
but if i take belle and gadget Z as chris, i will leave mel for thomas and vice versa, and if i decide to take mel as chris, then i'll take the saint loa knights into the war with the grasslands.
so. thoughts? opinions? rants about how much of an idiot i am?