I played the first one. I meant to pick up the sequel but never got around to it.
My character was a rathamashashthftha (or whatever those tiger people are called) thief/shadowdancer/assassin. The shadowdancer's hide-in-plain-sight ability, plus the assassin's death-attack-from-hiding ability, was so game-breaking that I didn't even bother trying to accomplish missions. I just killed everyone and everything that I met.
And if death attacks didn't work, I just hid in plain sight and set dozens and dozens of overlapping traps underneath whomever I wanted to die as soon as they noticed me and took a single step. What a great game!