Formless beings made of Arc energy
The Arkborn are a race of sapient Arc-based energy beings. In their natural state, they reside in arks, interstellar conduits that dwarf The Leviathan, which they cannot normally leave. Their exotic biology may suggest a link to the Light, or possibly the Darkness.
Emperor Calus threatened the Arkborn and their interstellar conduits during his exile aboard the Leviathan. One of them, known as The Fulminator, agreed to join him as a Shadow both to keep him away from her people and in exchange for a specially engineered containment suit that would allow her to move freely beyond her ark. Her departure outraged the rest of the Arkborn.
- Their description bears resemblance to the stormjoys of Fundament.
- The name "Arkborn" may contain a double meaning: the Arkborn inhabit and travel among structures called Arks, rendering them "Ark-borne", and are also made of Arc energy, thus they may be said to be "Arc-born."