The dessicated humanoid shape standing before you has a carapace of sand-blasted, dry and cracking, skin. It stares directly up at the blazing mid-day sun with its exposure-melted eyes dripping down the sides of its hideous face. Its tongue is long and lizard-like, constantly darting between pointed fangs; tasting the dry air. As you approach, it seems to snap out of its stupor, as if startled awake. It lurches towards you and makes a dust-choked attempt to scream something. Its arms end in elongated, withered hands complete with over-long yellowing and chipped fingernail. It approaches, lashing out at you, and makes slow progress through the sand with its stiff legs.
If you run now, you will have survived your first encounter with a Soli. If you choose to stay and fight it, or stare in awe, you might not be so lucky.
Going through The Soli Transformation is likened to becoming a Vampire of the Desert. The Soli survive by absorbing UV Rays from the Sun, which they are completely and utterly enthralled to. They wake each day with the rising of the Sun, and fall to the ground when it sets. Typically, they will lay on the ground staring into the Sun with their melted eyes.
Sometimes, if they become too covered in sand or a living being is sensed, they will slowly rise to their feet. If a living being is present, they will attack until they can no longer sense it or it has been killed. If the being is killed it may contract a mutated version of the Vampirism Disease known as The Soli Transformation, where, upon exposure to sunlight, the Vampire becomes a mindless slave to the Sun. It is unkown what would become of a Soli transformed at night, since they are inactive at night.
They seem to be unintelligent at first, but it is theorized that they are actually just blissfully ignorant of most things. When oberved out of range of their lizard-like tongue's sense of smell, they have been seen smiling, attempting to laugh, even slowly twirling in circles as if in some sort of zombie dance. A possible explanation is that the Sunlight causes extreme euphoria in Transformed individuals.
The Soli can sense living beings like most undead, and see them as a threat.
If a Soli can pin you, it will attempt to cough in your face and blind you with the sand lodged in its throat and nostrils.