Okay, better late than never, right? When you can tear yourself away from playing Book II for awhile, you may be interested in the 0.5.0 release of the map and character editor (for Book I only, at the moment), available at http://apocalyptech.com/eschalon/
tgz (Linux/UNIX/Mac?/Other) - http://apocalyptech.com/eschalon/dist/e ... 5.0.tar.gz
EXE (Windows) - http://apocalyptech.com/eschalon/dist/e ... _setup.exe
The Character Editor itself is basically unchanged from 0.4.2 (except for the enhanced packaging for Windows folks). The Map Editor, however, has seen a lot of improvements which I think go a long way to making it a halfway decent app - specifically the ability to actually "draw" and "erase" things on the map, and have many of the graphic elements do what you'd expect, rather than having to manually plug things in one square at a time. Rather than enumerate the individual changes here, I'll just say that basically everything in this release was focused on that goal.
One thing to note is that the GUI interface to the drawing functions is, IMO, subpar and nonintuitive. I hope it doesn't cause anyone too much grief, and I'm open to suggestions as to how to make it better. Right now I haven't taken the time to update the website with documentation for the new features, but I should have that up in a day or two. Definitely let me know if you can think of a better way to present all those options to a user.
One final word on this: the Windows build is still pretty new, and while it seems solid on my Windows VMs (and a few testers have reported that it works great for them too), definitely let me know if anything goes awry with that.
Enjoy; hope somebody finds it useful!