The Iskoort are a strange capitalistic race that live on a distant planet in the far side of the galaxy. They are a race divided into castes that live in guilds and spend their lives doing only what their caste specifies. For example, salesman Iskoory 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. They have torsos like an wheezing, veiny pink accordian, vulture heads, and legs that make them look like they're walking backwards. They are actually a combination of two races: the Isk and the Yoort. The Isk were artificially created, and engineered so that they cannot live without the Yoort. The Yoort, likewise, modified so that they can't live without the Isk, ensuring that neither of them rebels or abuses the other. 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, however, after a long while of being forced to enslave others to be free, they came up with a solution. They engineered special hosts that would be most suited to them and could not live without them. So that they would be true symbiotes, they altered themselves also, so that they and their host bodies, called the Isk, formed a single race, the Iskoort, who then built an orderly society on their new home planet. Their society is a strange mix of chaos and order, but they are very important in the fate of the galaxy. The Ellimist and Crayak wage their battle over them because in about three centuries, the Iskort and the Yeerk will meet, and the Yeerk's will realize that there is an alternative to their current lifestyle.
- Guild of Traders
- Criminal Guild
- Warmaker Guild
- Servant Guild
- Grand Guildmaster
- Memory Wholesaler
The Iskoort were once a species, that much like the Yeerks, began as a conquering race that enslaved many races, but eventually, the Iskoort grew tired of it, and found an alternative, by creating the Isks, a smyboite that could sustain them, and modified themselves so that they could evolve beyond the need of a parasitic lifestyle. Sense then the Iskoort have opened up their open arms to other alien species who they often treat rather well (although the Warmaker and Criminal Guilds are said not to like offworlders, even though they still enjoy Howler Memories) Even the Howlers appear to be on good terms with them, as they are often selling their memories to them.
They are related to the Yeerks, but the yeerks were unnaware of their existance or evolution beyond a parasitic need, and likewise the Iskoort did not know about the Yeerks until obtaining the Animorph's memories.