Ascendancy has stated a few things. Unless they prove themselves false, I think we should take them at face value. They have stated:
1. They have no intention to wake the Sleeper unless it is decided as a server to do that, and then it will be a server event.
2. They have no intention of griefing other guilds.
We've seen cases of a guild who monopolized a particular spawn over a period of time. We've also seen that when approached, that guild happily entered into a sharing agreement. Until proven otherwise, I chose to believe that Ascendancy will show the same level of grace. I also chose to believe they won't start races on contested content.
They've done nothing on this server to suggest we'd see anything other than honorable behavior.
Thank you for the kind words, Sinnder. While I have technically only been online for one evening whilst guilded with Ascendancy due to RL circumstances keeping me mostly offline, I know a lot of the people and I cannot wait until I am back in full force and able to properly play the game with them!