The CABAL Online developer blog here at MMORPG.com has been updated with new information about the upcoming expansion, Episode IV: Mercenaries. Devs go into a lot of detail about the Mercenary System and it's something you don't want to miss.
While group play and team work will remain an essential part of the game, the introduction of mercenaries will assist in the creation of balanced parties to take on the most challenging encounters. As a fully functioning member of the group (and counted as one of the seven party members), mercenaries will have a number of benefits. This includes buffs and stat boosts for the entire party, while mercenaries will join in by attacking monsters that either damage, or are damaged by, their summoner.
Read more here.