The Archives: Marlay

One file in the Archives reveals information about the Marlay. You read carefully to learn about this creature and obtain more knowledge about the mysterious species of Ark.

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5100 kg


3 m

Obtained From


Gender Profile

48% male, 48% female, 4% non-binary



Population Rank

#13 of 988

About Marlay Eggs

Marlay eggs play a trick on the human eye: their consistency looks as smooth as iced glass, yet they feel salty and grainy to the touch.

About the Marlay Creature

In the ancient Seamer language, which is no longer spoken, the word marlay means "the creature carved of salt and ice." According to the Seamer legends, Marlae were created by Seamer gods in the coldest of the southern seas of Ark. It was rumored that they were only able to survive in near-freezing water (thus why they were never seen in Ark).

Remarkably, a scientist collecting samples at the southern tip of Ark (the coldest part of the island) noticed two creatures striving to stay afloat. The scientist recognized them as Marlae from studying The Ancient Tales of Old and the Seamer legends. Marlae have been carefully monitored in recent days and are now seen in some of the hottest, northern parts of Ark; they have repopulated. It is considered a modern miracle that a male and female pair were conveniently found at the southern tip and can now survive in the brutal heat, unlike their 4,000-year-old counterparts described in The Ancient Tales of Old...