The above image was made by the talented Reine Rosenberg, and was supposed to be used with the introduction chapter in ARK.
ARK is the role-playing game that wasn’t. It still isn’t, to be fair. ARK as we wanted to make it won’t be made, despite a manuscript resurfaced.
The ARK storyline is an old one outlined more than a decade ago by yours truly, not meant to be a role-playing game to begin with. The concept evolved, the idea of an episodic science fiction role-playing game took hold, and we went with it. Then we shelved it all in 2006, after a devastating crash, but the story continued to develop and the world evolved with it.