Ascension was once a safe haven for refugees during the Great War. The kingdom stuck to the idea of neutrality during the war. The Great War destroyed many kingdoms, towns, and families who all wandered to the kingdom of Ascension. The people decided upon the name Ascension because they believed that they will rise up above all of the war and take on a higher level of intelligence than the rest of the world. Many scholars set up camp in the kingdom and taught proper education to the citizens which did not exist in the rest of the world at the time.