The Son'a were once the disillusioned outcasts of the utopian Ba'ku colony on their world in the Briar Patch. These separatists were forced to flee the planet, as they did not conform to Ba'ku society. Having lost the unique reju-venating properties of the world's metaphasic field they became susceptible like everyone else to the ravages of time. Seeking to usurp those who had exiled them, there is an inherent danger they might gain the support of many powerful outsiders who desire access to the marvels of the planet's special nature.
If the Son'a can be organised and focused into more productive pursuits, there are brilliant minds to be found among them. They alone devised their Metaphasic Collector to harvest particles from the rings of the Ba'ku world, which employed a sophisticated and ingenious reciprocating energy source.