The way I see it, the Ori has the worshippers, and the worshippers give them power. Since they don't want to share the power, they make sure no one ascend.Originally Posted by tearsintherain
The Alterrans don't want worshippers, but there are those out there whose basically going around ascending people. So in the end, the Ori methodology gets them more power, but few in number, while the Alterren has number on their side, even though they do not have the extra power from the worshippers. So it evens out in the end.
The two factions are probably in a cold war. If they fought directly who knows what might happen. Maybe both galaxies would blow up or something. So they fight through their proxy. Ori wit the prior, and Alterran send their rogues to help.