The Ark was a massive starship created by the Hutt Cartel. Commissioned by Toborro the Hutt as a way to escape the volatile atmosphere of the planet Makeb while carrying a huge supply of the recently discovered power source called Isotope-5.
Built in secret inside the Giant's Spear mesa, it reached near completion during the early days of the destabilization of Makeb's core. During said crisis, the Galactic Republic intervened, capturing and completing construction of the starship. The Ark was re-purposed to evacuate the majority of the planet's population in response to the growing worries over the state of the planet. The Ark finally took off, powered by the same energy source it was supposed to hold during the final moments of the hypothesized destruction of the planet.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel—Republic Mission: "Elective Surgery" on Makeb
- ↑ Using information from the novel The Old Republic: Annihilation and Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire, the events of Game Updates 2.0 through 3.3 for Star Wars: The Old Republic can be placed in the time period between 3640 BBY and 3637 BBY. According to The Old Republic lead designer Charles Boyd (screenshot), the game's events can be assumed to occur in a timeline matching that of their real-time release. Therefore, the events of Game Update 2.0 and the Digital Expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel can be placed in approximately 3639 BBY.