The wilds are a harsh and lonesome place. Even if one finds companionship with other explorers, keeping track of how far one has progressed and their accomplishments can keep someone sane in this uncaring expanse. Not to mention, such close living conditions with those companions make a place to oneself a near impossibility physically. Thus, many such travelers find a place to at least have their thoughts to themselves. The explorers of Ice and Madness are no exception.