No hero can hope to succeed in their quest without proper preparation, and neither can the Heroes of Areté. Being ready greatly increases our chances of success, so we seek to be prepared in many aspects of our life. We seek to train and educate ourselves so that we may call upon those skills and knowledge readily. We prepare ourselves psychologically for whatever challenges might lie ahead so that we will not falter. Not least of all, we also prepare ourselves physically so that we can weather even the literal storms of life. We do not wish to develop a pessimistic obsession with what could go wrong, but instead believe every adventurer of life benefits from actively planning for an unknown future.