Originally Posted by ynnek
I'd assume so. Or at the very least they should autolevel a new character up just like they did in NWN's expansions..
Unless of course they pull some BS like your character is injured and lost its "power" and ability after recovering from the cave in..
If you start with a new character, you'll be autoleveled to 18.
Also, you'll start the game with all of your equipped items and gear, but you'll lose the contents of your backpack, IIRC. Also, you'll lose the main plot item from the original campaign.