I'd make my companion a cat pirate that only priveteers could get.He'd replace ensign emmet and emmet would replace louis le bisque in the quest where you first meet you class trainer and then get your third companion. I'd name him Kyle Klawe, I'd let KI decide his stats,moves,levels,etc., and he'd be a priveteer(for priveteer players of course) and only priveteers can get from the tavern quest.He'd be from Marleybone(cause he's a cat).Also,on his right hand,instead of a hand let him have a hook. And on his first promotion quest,the player needs to help him find a better sword and hook(after this quest he gos from a cat pirate to a cat lackery).On his second promtion quest,Kyle is called to port regal by Govener Stanley to help the colony defend themselves from the recent attacks of The Armada and find the soruce of Armadan Soilders and Ships and destory them by going to Valencia and infiltrating both the Armada Stronghold and the other small base to destory all the reiinforsements possible(after this quest Kyle gos from a cat lackery to a cat office).
Picked him up from Cool Ranch, as a catchable companion. Similar to Scorpius, or Barracuda.
Level 30: First promotion you'll be able to teach him 1 epic. He'll also gain a new epic, Assassin's Mist. Level 45: Second promotion you'll be able to teach him 1 epic. He'll also gain the upgraded Assassin's Gloom (replacing Assassin's Mist).
My Hornet will have, after his second promotion: Riposte, Relentlessx2, Assassin's Gloom. Also, at level 50, he will have been trained in the 12 talent upgrades like the majority of the companions.