the area that best describes what is needed to meet the Story Requirements
Impossible to type quickly, the Prerequisites of the Objective Story Prerequisites refer to the steps that lead up to the Objective Story Requirements. Think of them as the Inception of Objective Story Points: the same way the Objective Story Requirements lead up to the Objective Story Goal, the Objective Story Prerequisites lead up to the Objective Story Requirements. Thankfully, that's as far down the story structure rabbit hole Dramatica goes.
Prerequisites are the essential or necessary steps or accomplishments that must be achieved in order for something to occur. If a goal has a single requirement, there may be many prerequisites to achieving that requirement.