...Who was a thug promoted to King in a matter of minutes.
King Ralph was overrated.
They looked at Earth 5000 years ago (adjusting for the speed of light) and it seemed empty.
We could be descendants of a previous colonization attempt from somewhere else completely different that lost it's way and whatever ship/technology responsible for that is what is fiddling with the arch and made the Old St Louis subterranean pockets.
When they say the 8 races live in peace... The Volge are a 9th race right?
Maybe there are other races the arks decided to leave behind who could just rear up?