The Ascension is a period prophesied one would find the Item and gains the awesome power of the cosmos, that which his brother Legenimor gave up, plus much more. It would also result in the destruction of the world. The Father Morgeilen hoped to be the one in the prophecy, and tried to obtain the Crown of the First King which would lead him to the Item.
To reach his goal he created the Black Cloak Society, and gathered together like-minded individuals as supporters. He promised them survival and power and positions in the new world. Those who refused to join him would be killed when the world was destroyed by the Ascension.
Caldaur notes that the Ascension would occur in approximately thirty years, and that the destruction would not leave much of the world.
Behind the scenesEdit
In King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones, Connor returns to Daventry after saving the world from the cataclysm. Having proven his true nobility, King Graham makes him his First Knight; his successor and heir to the throne. Thus Morgeilen's third curse is averted. The cataclysm may correspond to the Ascension, at the time Graham would have been about fifty years old.