As a longtime guild officer, I am very happy to announce the merger of Identity Unknown into Ascent. Everybody previously from Ascent was unanimously in favor of bringing IU into the fold, and although my playtime is rather limited at present, I personally look forward to getting to know all of you better as time goes on. You're all extremely solid players with good attitudes and we all appear to have similar play styles, so I'm sure only good things will come from this.
In addition to IU, Theka has also joined our ranks, and we are thrilled to have a player of his caliber among us as well.
So to all the new members of Ascent, welcome! There will probably be news of at least one additional significant guild merger coming in the near future, and possibly more.
On an unrelated note, if you or someone you know is interested in joining Ascent, please direct all correspondence to our guild leader Souless via in-game mail. A single festival twig, lump of coal, or other essentially worthless item must be attached to the message in order for it to be considered a valid application. You are encouraged to submit as many applications as you wish - the more you submit, the greater your chances of being selected for membership. If there is one thing Souless values above all else, it's persistence.