The short campaign that resulted ended up having little in common with the current campaign, although a large part of that was the result of being unable to introduce the larger themes and ideas right away. I still think what resulted is interesting enough to write about.
The two characters in the group (and I must say that running D&D 4E for two people is really complicated) were Traster Dewshining, an eladrin* swordmage who survived the transition to the new campaign, and Dertritus Grubstake, a dwarf ranger with a huge spider companion. Dertritus didn't make the transition, and I'm rather glad. Why? Well, here's his inspiration:
|KILL. IT. WITH. FIRE.|