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Ascendance is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel by author David R. George III. The novel is a follow-up to Sacraments of Fire (as well as The Soul Key), and was published in December 2015.

Publisher's description

On the original Deep Space Nine, Captain Kira Nerys watches as the nearby wormhole opens and discharges a single, bladelike vessel. Attempts to contact its crew fail, and the ship is soon followed by another vessel of similar design. When an armada subsequently begins to emerge from the wormhole, it seems clear that DS9 is under attack. Kira orders her first officer, Commander Elias Vaughn, to board the USS Defiant and defend the station, and alerts Starfleet to send additional forces as her crew prepares DS9's shields and weaponry for the onslaught to come.
Meanwhile, on the lead ship, Iliana Ghemor considers launching an attack on DS9 and finally ending the life of Kira, the fountainhead of all the ills in her miserable life. Her vengeance demands more than mere death, though – it requires pain. Ghemor refocuses, choosing to follow her plan to mete out her revenge on the captain by first decimating the population of Bajor...

References

Characters

DS9 personnel

Aleco VelRey AlfonzoAllasarErnak gov AnsargJefferson BlackmerPascal BoudreauxSam BowersJohn CandlewoodCenn DescaJeannette ChaoJosé ChavezEzri DaxVendora deGromKira NerysCathy LingElvo MinnarNogMiles O'BrienRo LarenJang Si NaranZivan SlaineWheeler StinsonPrynn TenmeiElias VaughnVerlonRen Kalanent VissDenor WatZhang Suyin
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Edward BaiersJulian BashirJadzia DaxHava RemahtTiris JastMikaela LeishmanPhillipa MatthiasHarvey StinsonSimon TarsesLeslie Thorne

DS9 residents

Vic FontaineUlu Lani
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Broik

USS Robinson personnel

Diana AlthouseGwendolyn PlanteAnxo RogeiroBenjamin SiskoRebecca Jae SiskoSivadekiJentzen SpingeldKasidy Yates

Newton Outpost personnel

Diahann BakerConnor BlockCarlien AnraDozierElise EhrenreichMennil FarranGellishVika LethNorsaBruce PrestridgeSeltenT'PretRellor Verat
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Leslie Braeden

Ascendants

RaiqSeltiq
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AniqVotiqTeniq

Bajorans

Aland NovorAltek DansAsarem WadeenEnkar SirsyGirani SemnaGoros KlyManos TreoPralon OnalaOnialYevir Linjarin
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AroyaBaras RodiryaBrandis TarnDenoray LunasFandor JeltFurelGandal TracoIstani ReylaKira MeruKira Nerys (mirror)Kira PohlKira ReonKira TabanLedahn MuriLupazaMobaraMora PolOpaka SulanRanz VectaRo GaleRo TaliaRo VankaShakaar EdonWinn Adami

Cardassians

Iliana Ghemor
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Skrain DukatIliana Ghemor (mirror)Tekeny GhemorAkellen MacetEleta PrelocAtaan RhukalOnar Throk

Dominion

OdoTaran'atar
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Female ChangelingInfant ChangelingLaasRotan'talagWeyoun

Eav'oq

EvoItuOnan

Others

BenedettiElizabeth KadinJohn Augustine Swaddock
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Leonard James AkaarRobert AprilJonathan ArcherNeil ArmstrongNanietta BaccoLiam BoothbyZefram CochraneJoey ConterelliDataCurzon DaxEmony DaxLela DaxTobin DaxFelixYuri GagarinErika HernandezPhilip HerthumKalena HokuJangJames T. KirkGeordi La ForgeVerna MitriosMarjorie MonteroMornNthanda NaidooJean-Luc PicardChristopher PikeRobinsonRomJake SiskoDemora SuluHikaru SuluKellessar zh'TarashTreirGalif jav VelkMayereen VirayWright

Locations

Alpha QuadrantB'hava'elBajor (AshallaConsolidated Space CenterIlvethMusilla ProvinceBajoran wormhole/Fortress of the TrueDeep Space 9 (Operations center) • Deep Space 9 (II) (HubQuark's) • Elestan RiverEndallaFremont-Sunrise HotelGamma QuadrantGraldom ForestLarrisintLarrisint IVNewton OutpostOmarion NebulaVic's lounge
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Algeron IIIAndorArdanaBajoran templeBella's ConfectionsBeta QuadrantCanopus PlanetCardassiaCassiteridesch'HavranDaveneshDensori's LandingDerenja VEarthEmpyrion VI (Empyrion star system) • Federation Embassy on RomulusFounders' homeworldGelladornGeopolisGlyrshar MountainsIdranIdran IVJanus VIJeweled Cliffs of KoltaariJoradellKendra ProvinceLas VegasNanietta Bacco ParkPillagraPlazaPromenadeQuark'sR-836Remoré VII (Remoré star system) • ReplimatRevekSan FranciscoShikina MonasterySingha refugee campStarbase 189StratosTellarTerev'oquTerix IITerok NorTyphon ExpanseVanadwan MonasteryVelat NolVulcan's ForgeWichita

Starships and vehicles

Alonis freighterBajoran assault vesselUSS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Even OddsFrunalian science vesselGallamite freighterUSS Loire (runabout) • USS Lorus (Danube-class) • USS Neva (runabout) • USS Platte (Danube-class) • Rigelian transportUSS Rio Grande (Danube-class) • USS Robinson (Galaxy-class) • USS Sacajawea (Niagara-class) • USS Senha (Danube-class) • USS Volga (Danube-class) • USS Yolja (Danube-class)
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USS Bellerophon (Intrepid-class) • BetelgeuseCargo management unitUSS Challenger (Galaxy-class) • USS Chancellor (Sovereign-class) • USS Courageous (Miranda-class) • USS Destiny (Sovereign-class) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • USS Erdös (Archimedes-class) • USS James T. Kirk (Akira-class) • USS Magellan (Galaxy-class) • USS Mjolnir (Norway-class) • USS New York (Nebula-class) • USS Nova (Nova-class) • USS PerseveranceRings of MeldoraSagan (Type-10 shuttlecraft) • USS Taaj (Danube-class) • Workpod

Races and cultures

AlonisArgelianAscendantBajoran (AleiraBajora) • BetazoidBolianCardassianChangelingCygnianDedderacDenobulanEav'oqFerengiHumanJem'HadarLendrinMizarianProphets (Siblings/True/Unnameable) • TellariteThallonianTrillVulcan
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AndorianBreenDominionGallamiteFrunalianKlingonLurianPetarianRigelianRomulanTzenkethiVortaYridian

States and organizations

Ascendant OrderBajoran MilitiaBajoran Ministry of DefenseBajoran Ministry of JusticeBajoran Ministry of StateChamber of Ministers of the Third Republic of BajorFederation Department of ScienceJem'Hadar-Ascendant LinkJudge Advocate GeneralStarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet OperationsStarfleet SecurityThird Bajoran RepublicUnited Federation of PlanetsVedek Assembly
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Bajoran ResistanceCardassian Central CommandCardassian UnionDominionFerengi AllianceFirst Republic of BajorFoundersGreat LinkObsidian OrderOhalavaruOralian WayRomulan Star EmpireSecond Republic of BajorShakaar resistance cellStarfleet AcademyStarfleet IntelligenceStarfleet MedicalTrill Ruling CouncilTrill Symbiosis CommissionTyphon PactTzenkethi CoalitionUESPA

Science and technology

airlockAlgeron Effectanalgesicantiemeticantigravautomobilebaryon pulsebinary starbiobedbiological regenerationbiosynthetic limbbotanical plaguecloaking devicecommunicationsdeflector griddeflector shieldenvironmental suitfalseworkFibonacci sequenceforce fieldgas giantgeometric progressionhailholophotoholosuiteholovidhydrogenimpulse reactorinertial dampenerisolytic subspace weaponlaser cannonlife supportmicrotorpedoMorphogenic virusN-vectornavigational deflectornerve gasneutrinoOort cloudoptical data network relayoptolythic data rodpaddorbital weapon platformphaserphaser arrayphaser cannonpower generatorprotonquantum torpedoradiationreplicatorsensorsensor arraysensor buoyshepherd moonshieldsimulation testerstarsublightsubspacesubspace communications relaysubspace wavesupernovatachyontachyon radiationtetryon boltthrustertorpedo launchertransportertractor beamtricorderturboliftuniversal translatorviewscreenWawarp drivewarp nacellewhite dwarfwormhole

Ranks and titles

admiralarchquesterassistant chief engineerBajoran liaison officerBajoran Minister of DefenseBajoran Minister of Statebotanistcaptainchief engineerchief medical officerchief of operationschief of staffcolonelcommanderCommander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleetcommanding officercounselorcrewmandabo girldalindiplomatdoctorEmissary of the ProphetsengineerensignFire of the ProphetsFirst Minister of the Third Republic of Bajorfirst officerGrand ArchquesterGrand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance • groundskeepergulgymnastkaiHand of the Prophetsknightlibrarianlieutenantlieutenant commandermajormerchantministermusicianneurosurgeonnoviceovergeneralpilotPresident of the United Federation of PlanetsprylarquesterranjenresearcherScience officerSecond Minister of the Third Republic of Bajorsecond officersecurity chiefservertactical officertechnicianvedek

Other references

alotaAltair waterAndorian reproductive crisisasphyxiaassassinationasteroidBank of Luriabrigcanoechocolatecockpitcolonycooking padcorridorcourt martialD'ja paghdeka teaDominion WardorisheelwasserEnd TimeEndalla falseworkEven Odds disasterFerengi Rules of AcquisitionFinal AscensionFirst Captain: A Biography of Jonathan ArcherFortressgarnet seasgrub steakgutfishhospitalhullhyurinIsolation wardjumja stickkaleidoscopekhehKtarian chocolate pufflatinumlopaLurian Commerce NetMeditations on a Crimson ShadowmoonOccupation of BajorOhalu Propheciesoo-moxoperations centerOrbpaghPagh'tem'farParasite crisisPath of the Final AscensionThe Prophecies of TrakorpugabeastQueen parasiteQuestriverRomulan alerunabout hangarsatchelshepherd moonShines the Celestial TempleSiege of AR-558slaverySmall Steps and Giant Leaps: A History of Humankind in the GalaxysnakespringwineThe Stars Within ReachTemporal Prime DirectivetentTo Boldly Gotoasted tubewormTrakor's First ProphecytribbleTuwaly pieyeastwaterWhen the Prophets Cried

Appendices

Background information

  • David George began work on a follow-up to Ascendance soon after it was published. This novel was later named The Long Mirage. [1]

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatar, Book One‎Avatar, Book TwoAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book OneThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book TwoUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending SacrificeThe MissingSacraments of FireAscendanceForce and MotionThe Long MirageEnigma TalesOriginal Sin
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club" • Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)Rules of AccusationI, The Constable
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas
Published Order
Previous novel:
Sacraments of Fire
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Next novel:
Force and Motion
Previous story:
Sacraments of Fire
Stories by:
David R. George III
Next story:
The Long Mirage

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