|“||In the beginning we lived as thieves, Stealing fur and fang of beasts for survival. Then came the Builder who brought us the Hammer, And with it we forged a new way of life.||”|
|— The Hammer Book of Tenets|
The Ascent is an unknown period in ancient history when, according to Hammerite scripture, the Builder bestowed The First Hammer upon mankind. This allowed humans to gain independence from the Trickster.