|Army Size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||13,485|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||9,600|
|Port passengers (annual)||24,000|
Ascension has both an tainted, very thin atmosphere and no surface water which makes habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population in the millions, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Bolivar Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Ascension, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Islin.
Astrography and planetology
Ascension Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Ascension Primary Red M2 V
History and background
On 172 the Imperial Navy decided to established one of its largest bases in the region, to protect its spinward borders. The security of the naval station attracted many merchants looking for a safe and stable frontier base of operations during the early years of the Imperium. The naval base was expanded at the time of the Ilelish Revolt (418 - 435), in line with the other naval facilities in the region.