Boardgaming is not a matter of life or death...
...it's much more important than that!
I must have missed this basic information somewhere. We just finished Legend 1. Do we keep our strength, willpower, gold, and equipment or do we start over at the beginning of the next Legend?
Short version: Nope.
Long version: It's kind of implied in the rules but not spoken out. Since the rules tell you on the A1 card of each legend to do the actions on the "Start" card, where you get to choose a hero and put the strength marker on 2? IIRC and the WP marker on 7 etcetera, which contradicts the end stats of a hero at the end of a legend.
The narration of Legends of Andor is the reenactment of legends of old, hence also the random aspects, changing of heroes which represents the different versions of the oral tradition.