"Indiana Jones is there to scavenge ancient elven and mankind ruins such as Fornost, Ithilien, Weather Top, and Barrow Downs. He provides safe places to hide and places to scavenge. They may find anything, from temporary allies, to ancient weapons and lore, such as spell books and secrets. Next we have Gandalf. He was chosen for obvious reasons (to me anyway). He knows most to all of the tongues (languages) of Middle-earth so he could be a linguist for westron, sindarin, dwarvish, and various forms of writing. He also is a mage so he can call forth great storms and infernos. He is, lastly, well respected by most of Middle-earth so he will make the group more likely to be taken seriously by the people of Middle-earth than if a bunch of strangers just randomly showed up. Leliana is an archer and a thief. A deadly combination in and out of battle. She can slip into combat if necessary with twin daggers or use a long bow and take out the enemy from a distance. The thief is useful because she fits right in with Indiana Jones. Ancient traps and locks will be dismantled, picked, and disarmed by Leliana. Hephaestus is the Greek god of fire, metal-working, stone-masonry, sculpture and volcanism. He can use raw materials to fashion just about anything. He can supply arrows, swords, armor, shields, and other things the group needs by making use of scavenged scrap metal from enemies."