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I commit Aragorn to the quest, and I spend the 1 resource to ready him. Per the FAQ, he has to be readied immediately. So I count his 2 willpower toward the quest.
I just drew The Necromancer's Reach. Since he was readied immediately, he's exempt from the damage, right?
The Necromancer's Reach only damages characters that are exhausted. Aragorn is not exhausted in your example. Aragorn does not get damaged.