The buck stops here.
Based on this alone, I think it is now safe to say that the issue isn't from the Darkcoin daemon.I tried loading an older wallet file I was using for software I'm building with the new bitcoind. After closing it out and attempting to open it, it is now it is also corrupted in the same way. All zeroes and is the same file size as the one I sent 1k DRK too. Something very weird is going on, I have a working backup of that wallet file so something was lost, but it is very strange occurrence.