i have not found this issue anywhere, so i post it here. As we all know Anoriel wants 500g for the first companions, but if you create one and finish it it costs you just 89g, not 500.
I like this “Bug”, cause i prefer selfmade companions, but i dont know what it does elsewhere, so i report it here. As i never reached 2000g at this point (first visit at Olegs) i would never have the 4 companions i am now on tour with, but it seems to be a bug. Maybe you can make the first prize 250g and fix it this way (or leave it as it is, i like it).