Game Tales of Zestiria
Residence Elysia
Race Human
Gender Male
Age 17 (Main Story)
18 (Endgame)
Height 175cm
Weight 65kg
Occupation Shepherd
Weapon Sword
Character Designer Kosuke Fujishima
JP Voice Actor(s) Ryohei Kimura
EN Voice Actor(s) Robbie Daymond

Sorey (スレイ Surei?) is a main character and the lead protagonist in Tales of Zestiria. He is a human raised by the Seraphim of Elysia. Because of his upbringing, he comes to possess high levels of resonance, allowing him to interact with the Seraphim. He grew up studying ruins with his sole childhood friend, Mikleo. One day, he and Mikleo explore one of the Elysium's abandoned old ruins mentioned in the book known as the Celestial Records, and whilst searching for ancient relics of the past Shepherds, powerful exorcists said to be extinct from the present timeline, he encounters a mysterious girl later revealing herself as Alisha Diphda, who invites him to the world outside of his secluded hometown.

When Sorey enters the capital city of Ladylake, he comes into contact with a seraphim of fire, Lailah, who forms a pacts with him which grants him the powers of a figure appearing ancient folktales, the Shepherd. After forming the pact, he gains the power to quell the beasts roaming across the world known as hellions and encounters multiple humans and members of the seraphim tribe to quell the evil spread around the world.



Sorey is a young man who has brown hair and green eyes. He wears a long-sleeved blue shirt, baggy black-brown pants, white boots with yellow headers, a regular glove on his right hand and a Shepherd's artifact glove on his left. This all resembles the clothing of the Exorcist's from the past lore. He also wears a brown belt buckle, yellow feather earrings, feather attachments on his glove, practice sword and finally on his Shepherd's robe given to him by Alisha Diphda.


Sorey is a cheerful and boisterous character. He shows an interest in ruins, being able to talk for a considerably long time about one artifact as evident with his conversations with Mikleo. Living in Elysia has made it so that he had been able to see the seraphim by raising him spiritual resonance. He is very mature, like Mikleo, but can act very unreasonable in dangerous situations. When related to Mikleo, as a childhood friend, he can be protective such as when the topic relates to Sorey using Mikleo's powers or endangering him.


Fighting Style / Abilities

Other Appearances


  • Sorey's name is based off of the middle-eastern render of the name Solomon.
  • It has been revealed that Mikleo always cuts Sorey's hair for him.
  • Sorey shares the same colour palette as Eleanor Hume from Tales of Berseria.


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Characters Protagonists
SoreyMikleoAlisha DiphdaLailahEdnaDezelZaveidRose
Sergei StrelkaMayvinZenrus
Locations Continent
HylandRolanceLadylake, the AquapolisVivia Subterranean AqueductLakehaven HeightsGalahad RuinsFalkewin Hillside
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