The Demon Spawn War (8972 GE - 9493 GE) was much more than a conflict between the Covenant and the Abysseal Hegemony. It was also a time when great leaders felt the need to become something greater. They felt a pull from beyond the Mortal Systems, a path to Ascension. That pull is Divine Energy. The Ascendant becomes a magnet for it, a Focus. The Ascendant's followers create this divine energy by worship. Its one of the few energy types that work this way.
- Trâr, Lantern of Phalgas, from the 110th Symposium - "Divine Energy and Gods"
The Temple of Ascension is protected by a Modron army. Only those with divine potential, Ascendants, are allowed to enter the temple.
The Modron Templars, for hundreds of miles in every direction, keeps the peace, and the sanctity of the Temple of Ascension. Sometimes they fail. On 27 Dreamer 984, the villainous Set raided the temple just as Jurmalon was about to be ascended. Set was taking revenge on the Elderaunts, capturing him for the great Khazarkar defeat at the Battle of Satheon (1016). Taken to the Black Chariot, Jurmalon has never been seen or heard from again.
In the Horgon Era, the Saints of Maen used their Torc of Maen Grirngrim along with the help of others, becoming Higher Powers. Their torcs, forged by a fel being of the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE), interfered with the process, making them immortal, focuses for divine energy, but also undead-like things, one became a thing of desiccated flesh and bones, another of dark wisps, and one a thing of shadows.