well, 2 characters, a pixie male (whom I don't play much right now), and a human male. pixie is named Julius Onyxfield. human is Reed Shadowglade.
have to say that I'm really enjoying the game and love what SOE did with it. and lots of good things for their real target audienc (kids). learning pattern recognition, matching, hand-eye coordination (yes, the pet trainer stuff when teaching pets tricks can be seen as HEC, and tests like that are done to test HEC), and all that. lots of fun. helps alot that I'm a big kid at heart hehe.