Since this is a story-driven campaign, it’s very important that every player have a solid, believable character that fits the setting well.
So, before you begin determining your character’s numerical statistics, come up with a concept. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the information provided under the World of Ameryth heading on the Main Page of the wiki and talk with your fellow players about their character ideas; this will give you a good idea of what sort of character you would like to play as well as an idea of the choices you should consider so that your character will complement those of the other players.
Think of a short, three or four word phrase to describe your character, such as “independent, short-tempered sorcerer” or “highly-disciplined swordsman”. This sort of small idea is a great seed from which you can develop a character that is fun to play and fits into the world smoothly.