This is good news, I hadn't expected such a large story team. The fiction is an important part of the game, particularly as the card game does a good job of telling a story in each game you play.
Good mix of continuity and new faces. Jason Pere's recent pieces shedding a light on various minor characters were great, really fleshed them out. Look forward to seeing if these are made cannon or if some elements of them end up sneaking to official fiction.