The Soro are powerful enemies of Earth. Patrons to four different species and allied with the Tandu, they hold a place of prominence in the galactic civilization. The Gello were their first clients and have since uplifted two species of their own. The Forski are small avians designed to be docile servents. The Paha were designed to be warriors.
Their patron-line goes back to the Luber (now extinct), who uplifted the Puber (believed retired), who uplifted the Hul (retreated to their homeworld to become philosophers), who uplifted the Soro.
Reptilian, the Soro are approximately 13–14 feet long. They lay eggs and the birthing process is accelerated by hormones released during battle. Advancement through the ranks is shown in Startide Rising to be based on combat. Younger females can physically challenge leaders who they feel are unfit or sick to combat, but the process is risky, and death is often the result of a failed attempt.