Oh its simple really.. we sell our mine to afford Anjhali summoning training. The leader of the clan must be the most powerful member of the clan, Waes, Quaintana. Ash warren and Karla are all the toughest bitches of their respective clan because they got the skills and the respect from those said skills. Besides that removes said possible blackmail attempts from wannabe summoners that suddenly quit during a important battle that will screw us up badly.
A survivalist should not be a pessimist, he should always be positive, happy and enjoying life more than anyone else because he understands that each minute of peace we have is precious and unique, and he never takes it for granted.