The ancient history of Sordes is unknown, but we do know that prior to the invasion of the Manus, Sordes was populated by a diverse pool of flora and fauna, with two fully sentient species: the Inferi and the Famulii. The Inferi and Famulii are believed to be of a common genetic ancestor, but the muddling of the gene pool, as well as the Inferi's eventual extinction, make this no more than a theory.
In 214 SE, the Manus, a conquering race from the planet of Latius, invaded Sordes, enslaving the Famulii and killing off the less submissive Inferi. As of 264 SE, the planet of Sordes was under complete Latian rule, with Manus aristocracy governing over the entirety of the planet.
The current governing race of the planet of Sordes. Cruel and indifferent, the Manus treat the native species of Sordes worse than dirt, and use them as slave labour to power their own necessities.
The peaceful, herbivorous native species to Sordes. Before the Manus takeover, they were the natural enemies of the other sentient species, the Inferi. Now, though, after being acclimated into the Latian Empire, the Famulii are used as slaves by their Manus lords.
The aggressive, carnivorous native species to Sordes. Before the Manus takeover, they were the natural enemies of the other sentient species, the Famulii. When the Manus came to Sordes, however, the Inferi banded together with the Famulii to fight off the Manus, but to no avail. The Inferi went extinct shortly after the brief war between the Manus and the Sordian species.