Arka Tagh: The Mysterious Mountains
The story of an expedition into one of the last unexplored regions of the earth. Isolated by the Taklamakan Desert to the North and the Tibetan wastes to the south, the region has remained largely ignored since the desperate forays of a handful of Victorian explorers.
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