In Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, a recruitable NPC named Neera possesses the only "Gem Bag" in the game. I am playing a game with a friend of mine, each of us controlling 3 characters. We would really like this gem bag.
In single player, getting Neera to join your party is how you can get the bag. Then you can dismiss her and regain a previous NPC companion. However, in multiplayer, it doesn't seem possible to recruit a custom character you've dismissed previously -- attempting to talk to them yields no conversation. Thus, if we dismiss one of our characters, we cannot get him/her back.
How can I regain a custom party member in BG:EE multiplayer such that I can effectively steal Neera's gem bag?