It's no secret one of my favourite RPG series is Suikoden. Especially Suikoden II and V, with IV following behind it are among games I truly enjoy a lot. Every game has 108 Stars of Destiny, and it's the maximum amount of characters that can be recruited each game. Of course not all of these are equally interesting or suited for a BG1 or BG2 adaptation, but quite a few of them are.
Some of my favourites include Lazlo, Miakis, Mitsuba, Pesmerga, Oulan, Maxine, Goesch, Babbage, Mazus, Badeaux and quite a few more.
The 108 Stars Project is more of a banner name for a series of Suikoden-related NPC mods. I may make a few of these some day. Who knows? Not now, though.