Beryl was a Spherisian and son of Corun. During the Invid occupation o Spheris, his father told him about Sorcen a Tirolian who had sacrificed himself to save Corun. Sorcen was not killed but captured by the Invid who transformed him into a cybernetic Servoid with no memory of his past. When young Beryl was captured, the Invid had the Servoid take the boy to the detention cells. After he did so, a flicker of memory came upon Sorcen and he believed that Beryl was his father - Corun. Thus, he became fixated on saving him and broke him out of the cell whereupon he attacked the Invid. Outside the Hive, Spherisians had arrived to rescue Beryl and Sorcen threw Beryl to Corun and urged them to run. Upon being shot in the back, Sorcen was left deactivated and the Invid wondered why he malfunctioned. They ordered his body to be taken back to Xeno-Biology where they intended to fix the Servoid once more.