The history of the Ascendants and their culture remain a mystery and have served as a basis of extensive study during the era of the Order. Most of the contemporary history about their civilization is found within a selection of Divine Texts which describe their ascension to the Fourth Dimension of time and space.
Very little of the Ascendant's physical empire remain and are scattered throughout the Seven Galaxies.
The term Ascendant stems from the Elysian term ascendēns, meaning somebody who ascends to a higher position. The Divine Texts refer to the Ascendants as the Regnant and traces of this name can be found at the Pillar of Triangula.