humanoid race, which are genetically engineered by the Founders,
are also the administrative
arm of the Gamma Quadrant business power called the Dominion.
They are basically the link
between the Founders and the rest of the Dominion. Their telekinetic
abilities, enables them
to send out a blue glowing sphere, capable of sending someone hurling
towards the ground. The
Vorta have poor eye-sight, which is compensated by extreme hearing
abillities, somewhat close
to that of the Ferengi.
When an important Vorta dies,
the Founders simply clone another one, which continues the
work of it's predecessor.
This is quite an ingenious way of becoming almost immortal. Also they
are immune to most poisons,
which comes quite in handy when out on a diplomatic mission.
The Vorta are often in charge
whenever the Dominion elite soldiers, the Jem'Hadar, are out on
a ruthless mission. There
is usually a Vorta stationed on the Jem'Hadar Attack Crafts along with
42 Jem'Hadar soldiers, and
several are believed to be stationed on the larger Jem'Hadar Battle
Cruiser. The Vorta somewhat
control the Jem'Hadar, to be sure of this, the Vorta need to provide
the Jem'Hadar warriors with
Ketracel-White which they need to survive.
In 2370, Benjamin Sisko
first encountered a Vorta while on a mission in the Gamma Quadrant.
The Vorta, Eris,
posed as a fugitive from the Jem'Hadar, and was held captive by a small
Jem'Hadar soldiers. When
Sisko and his companion, Quark, also were captured she helped them
escape. Upon their return
to statiopn Deep Space 9, Eris was found to be a spy, but she escaped
before she could be questioned