Being a gnaked gnome is hard sometimes, but life just got a little easier. With the expansion, Gnomes and EQ II fans can hire a brave companion to fight by their side, filling a spot in their group or assisting in a duo. Coin talks and the mercenaries of the shattered lands are eager to listen. As fans travel, they'll be able to enlist signature mercenaries to serve them faithfully for a limited time. Everyone can always use a little help and it's no different in the land of Norrath.