Ark of Napishtim
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Picture

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Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim

Ark of Napishtim is the Eldeen artifact that appears in Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim. The pinnacle of the Eldeen emelas technology, it is responsible for the fall of the Eldeen civilization.


Crafted from the black emelas, it is the artifact with the control over weather. However, when the sea level around the Atlas continent began rising, the Eldeen turned the ark of napishtim into a control machine for sea levels in order to protect those without wings such as the Rehda and humans. Changing the sea levels requires the master key Almarion.

About 800 years before the events of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim, some humans attempted to steal the secrets of making black and white emelas from the winged ones. After stealing the master key Almarion for the ark of napishtim, they infiltrated the ark and tried to gain knowledge and power from it. Unfortunately, this caused the ark to go berserk and the sea level skyrocketed, flooding the Atlas continent and the Canaan islands.

While Alma the winged one managed to prevent the ark from flooding the entire world by sealing it with her white emelas body, the Atlas continent was destroyed and many winged ones chose to ascend to the heavens. After this incident, the Eldeen civilization was effectively destroyed and descendants of the humans responsible for this incident, now calling themselves the clan of darkness, migrated to Eresia continent.

In GamesEdit

Ys VI: The Ark of NapishtimEdit

In the game proper, undoing the seal on the ark is the motive of Ernst, a member of the clan of darkness who is the main antagonist of the game. To that end, he sends out his three fairies across the islands of Canaan and kidnaps Isha. His brother Geis attempts to stop him but the seal gets broken in the middle of the game, allowing Ernst to enter the ark.

Using the control key Almarion and Isha's power, Ernst gains control of the ark but is ultimately defeated by Adol. After his defeat, Ernst tries to draw more power from the ark but fails, causing Napishtim to go berserk in the process. After confirming that the Eldeen civilization is completely gone from Eresia, the ark attempts to summon a huge tidal wave to wipe out all the remaining civilizations in Eresia. Adol manages to stop it by destroying the core of Napishtim at the control room. This results in complete destruction of the ark.


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