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.
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...