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- "You see, we Iskoort are not precisely what we seem at first. The body you see is of our symbiote. We are a symbiotic species – a large outer body, the Isk, and the inner self, the much smaller portion, called the Yoort."
The Iskoort are a strange, capitalistic race that live on a distant planet on the far side of the galaxy. They are divided into castes which live in guilds and spend their lives doing only what their caste specifies. For example, salesman Iskoort sell anything they can-even memories, skin, and hair. There are even Iskoort whose sole purpose is to buy goods in order to keep the economy going.
History[edit | edit source]
- "The Isk were true symbiotes. The Isk cannot live without the Yoort. And to ensure that this symbiosis would be real, the Yoort, too, were modified. Now Yoort cannot live without Isk and Isk cannot live without Yoort. They are one creature with two parts."
"Oh, my God. Of course. It's the way. The only way. Parasite becomes symbiote. No more infestation. They create the next step in their own evolution and become true symbiotes."
"No more war. No more need to conquer new species, to infest and enslave."
"The Yeerks don't know about this. Even the Yeerks who want peace cannot imagine a way out, a way to end the cycle of conquest."
"These Yoort could be related to the Yeerks. They may be the same species, somehow separated long ago, perhaps carried from the Yeerk home world by some forgotten race."
- ―Guide, Cassie, Erek King and Ax
They are actually a combination of two races: the Isk and the Yoort. The Yoorts were a parasite race much like the Yeerks and who also feed on Kandrona Rays. They, too, took over creatures as hosts and tried to conquer the galaxy. The Isk were artificially created, and engineered so that they cannot live without the Yoort. The Yoort were likewise modified so that they could not live without the Isk. Together they formed a single race, the Iskoort, who then built an orderly society on their new home planet.
Since then, the Iskoort have opened their arms to other alien species whom they often treat rather well, although it is said the Warmaker and Criminal Guilds dislike off-worlders. The Ellimist and Crayak waged their battle over them because in about three centuries, the Iskoort and the Yeerk would meet, and the Yeerks would discover that there is an alternative to their current lifestyle.
Notable Iskoort[edit | edit source]
Guilds[edit | edit source]
- Guild of Traders
- Criminal Guild
- Warmaker Guild
- Servant Guild
- Shopper Guild
- Worker Guild
- News, Gossip, and Speculation Guild
- Superstition and Magic Guild
Castes[edit | edit source]
- Grand Guildmaster
- Memory Wholesaler
Animorphs: Shattered Reality[edit | edit source]
In the game Animorphs: Shattered Reality, Iskoort are one of the antagonists the player must fight against.