very alarming issue, at least in my opinion. Not sure wether it is just me or a bug or a new game feature (altough i did not read about it in de release notes)
There appear no traders anymore when you start a new game with the ascendancy on hard mode. Started a game with them in temperate biome. Even after several game days no traders appeared. Thinking it was either the game or the location i started a new game several times. Happened to video it also.
As you can see in the video it only appears with the ascendancy and not with the rayya’s. Rayya’s pretty much get a trader with in a day and usally have 1 or 2 traders everyday. The ascendancy do not get a single one for days. Did not try ascendancy in desert biome or rayya’s in temperate biome. Also only played ascendancy for up to 4 ingame days.