To the east of the Citadel, embraced by an arm of the mighty Mountains, squats the Ark. It is three miles on each side and a mile high, making it larger than any other building ever seen on Alyria. In its shadow lie many villages, newly built and bustling with life. For many years, the Ark was closed, but now the Arkites have burst into the world and are swarming across Alyria. The High Lords of the Citadel watch and are afraid. Very afraid.