Scorvians are a roughly Sebaceanoid species who appear to have reptilian features. According to Ilanic reports, three cycles before Moya's escape from Peacekeeper control, the Scorvians slaughtered two million Ilanic civilians in a completely unprovoked attack on an outlying colony. Thus began a war with massive casualties and no end in sight. As enemies to the Ilanics, Scorvians are also enemies of the Luxans, blood allies to the Ilanics for a millennium. Scorvians can alter themselves to appear Ilanic, probably through genetic surgery. This was seen when one Scorvian appeared Ilanic named Matala and tried to steal the wormhole device. The altered Scorvians are used for espionage and sabotage missions against the Ilanics. Scorvians have a species-specific attack in hand-to-hand combat called the neural stroke.
Many cycles before their war with the Ilanics, the Scorvians attacked a number of Luxan border worlds without provocation, prompting a response from the Luxan military. This was Ka D'Argo's second battle campaign.