I did a few quests today, most of them without battle. I’ve also recruited a Seeq and a Gria. Now I finally have a Ranger to solve the “Wanted: Sidekick” quest. Off course, I dispatched him right away. Nothing else of importance happened.
EDIT: I did a few more quests, most of them non battle types. I did advance the story tough. A bunch of my characters learned a bunch of new skills, and most of them now have their end game jobs (at least one of their end game jobs).