Soran is the mysterious, cloaked emissary of Zaros. He can be found in south-west Varrock wielding a glowing ancient staff. According to Soran, if one chooses to follow Zaros, Zaros will act as a "dauntless, all-knowing protector". He will give various tasks to complete in addition to a banner of Zaros and a Book of the Gods. A title may be activated through this emissary to change a player's display to "[Name] of Zaros".
The top of his staff used to glow red, but was changed to purple in an update.
For a brief period after the Battle of Lumbridge began, Soran vanished from his post in Varrock. This glitch has since been fixed. A Jagex Moderator claimed that Soran had simply taken a holiday to Oo'glog Recreational Relaxation Resorts in the VIP section where no one else could access on the forums while addressing the glitch.