King Gerald and his royal family reigned supreme for centuries. He was the most fair ruler of his family, and before his death he created many services to assist the citizens of Ascension. He was well liked by the people, especially for creating the utopia known as Ascension.
The citizens of Ascension have little contact with the king, many have gone their whole lives without seeing him. He is constantly couped up in his royal castle in the center of the kingdom. Those who worked for the king believed he was a powerful sorcerer that has been cursed with eternal life sometime throughout his life. They believed this because the king never aged, he ruled for 235 years.