In candle Keep at the start if you go south from where you start You will meet a gate warden who will offer you a chance to train in a building, you can't normaly get to when you go in that building you will be training with a made up party.
However if you take every thing of your made up party then export character> start the game again but instead of creating new char click on import char and your char will start off with all the stuff you stole from the made up party.
This is for all you yellowbellys out there,you know after your daddy gets sliced up, well before you get to the friendly arm, usually a bloke jumps up at the gate and tells you that you have been a bad boy and deserve to die.
If you want to avoid fighting him then don't kill anyone who is not an enemy (it may be boring but its better than getting your butt kicked).
If it is dark when you reach the friendly arm inn take a nap.(
You can do this by going into your inventory and in the right bottom corner there is an icon labled with a shut eye)