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See also: Ascended and godling

The process of a mortal becoming a divine entity, such as a god, is often referred to as ascension. This term is most prominently associated with the Test of the Starstone, which resides in the Starstone Cathedral in Absalom's Ascendant Court.[1] Mortals who pass the test become deities, known collectively as the Ascended, and their followers celebrate their ascension on holidays called Ascension Day, Ascendance Day, or Ascendance Night.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

However, other forms of ascension exist:

Natively immortal beings and creatures with a divine spark shy of godhood have also ascended to become more powerful deities:

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