Ascendants also seem to have a cool exterior body temperature, that may help regulate their unique physiology and be an indication that they come from a hot planet.
Ascendants have a cloudy fluid that may be blood or some type of chitin regenerator fluid that is used to seal wounds in the Exoskeleton.
I just re-read the Ascendant bits of Rising Son and didn't spot mentions of these bits, are they speculative or from a later novel? -- 8of5 10:59, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I was reading those passages when I re-edited the article, and the part about the cool exterior temperature was when Opaka touched Raiq and noticed she was cool to the touch. The "Hot planet" part is speculation, and can be removed if it sounds too factual.
The "cloudy fluid" part though is also in there, talking about what was surrounding the wound in Raiq's exoskeleton. It is unknown if it is blood, but most likely is, if their physiology operates similarly to a human's (i.e. blood hardens over a cut to create a scab that protects the wound until new skin is generated over the cut). But to not be so "concrete", I speculated that it may be a type of regenerator fluid for the armored exoskeleton. Either way I'm pretty sure it is a biological fluid that was helping to heal Raiq's wounds.
Hope that helps.
--JYHASH 23:38, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
- Okie dokie, I have no problem with speculation but when you do so you should be careful to keep it separate from the officially established facts by italicising and indenting. The article on Cloaking devices for example has quite a lot of speculative information but clearly separated from the sourceable elements. -- 8of5 00:32, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
- Ok. Sorry about that. This is my first time creating a whole new Article rather than adding to it. Thanks for the editing help!--JYHASH 03:38, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
Allegiance in Exile, by David R George III, features an even earlier appearance by an Ascendant, in the final year of Kirk's five-year mission as Captain of the Enterprise.