Fate in the starting center

Hi,
Ok, this argument has come up in my group every week since RotF has come out....
If a Fate card is in the starting center deck (the first 6 cards drawn), does its effect still occur? for instance, if Askara of Fate is in the first center row, does each player get 6 cards their first turn? If Ravenous Gorph comes out, do we get rid of the center cards beside it? Arbiter of Fate do we get to banish one of our starting cards right away?Please help.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
References:
https://ascensiongame.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3532
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