In Epic Manager managing an adventuring Agency is all about taking calculated risks, that's why scouting is so important in the game! You won't always have all the information on a new recruit or a new quest and sending Scouts to get a clearer picture will cost time and money! Will you play it safe or push your luck? As always, high risks bring high rewards!... or permanent death!
Each Factions have their own quest tree to progress into. In doing so, you can augment you status level toward them.