"Some stories are better left forgotten."
—Soren to Petra, hinting his secret. (Determinant) src

Soren the Architect is the leader of The Order of the Stone, and a central character in Minecraft: Story Mode. He is described as a great architect, hence his name. He is voiced by John Hodgman. He first appeared in "The Order of the Stone" as a flashback and in "The Last Place You Look" as a character.



He has ginger hair with a moustache and beard as well as pale skin. His armor has a tan tinge to it and black in some areas. He has fingerless, grey gloves and brown pants. Prior to episode 3, he wore a grey hardhat and tan goggles.


Soren appeared to be an eccentric, and a complete genius in his first few appearances. He was not above putting himself in danger to conduct his research, and spoke of a desire to be anything other than Soren the Architect. He is the discoverer of the Command Block, and he grew to be dependent on it after realizing what it could do, becoming a coward in the process.

Killed Victims

The list below shows the victims Soren has killed:


  • Golden Sword
  • Super-TNT
  • Amulet (Introduction)
  • Wooden Sword
  • Habits of the Endermen by Soren (Possibly, formerly)
  • Walking Among the Endermen by Soren (Possibly, formerly)
  • The Redstone Heart by Soren (Possibly, formerly)
  • A Man Forever Voyaging by Soren (Possibly, formerly)
  • Brave New Enderman by Soren (Possibly, formerly)


"I wasn't expecting so many houseguests! There's no way I have enough seashell soaps for all of them."
—Soren. src
"Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies."
—Soren to Jesse. src
"Sometimes, I'd prefer to be anything but Soren...ooh, like a donkey, for example."
—Soren. src
"You look terrible!"
—Soren to Petra/Gabriel. src
"You seem like a person who appreciates cool stuff that's cool for no reason."
—Soren to Jesse. src
"Oh, why are asking me?! Am I expected to know every last thing in the universe?! Ugh... I need a moment to think."
—Soren to Jesse. src
"Hush, Ivor, for once!"
—Soren to Ivor. src
"Stuff and nonsense, stuff and nonsense."
—Soren to Magnus/Ellegaard. src
"Graah! Being emotional is getting us nowhere!"
—Soren. src
"Enderman move blocks, it's what they do..."
—Soren to Jesse 
"Yes... yes, that's it! They'll be caught between a rock in a hard place!"
—Soren, talking about the plan to lure the Witherstorm with the Amulet (determinant) src
"And to make matters worse, we've gone from one Wither Storm to three! Our plan was a total failure!"
—Soren. src
"Tinkering with the Far Lands is nothing to laugh about!"
—Soren to Petra. src
"It's as though Ivor learned nothing from my lectures on organizational methodology!"
—Soren to Jesse in Ivor's Lab. src
"You know, I've really enjoyed meeting you and all, but..."
—Soren's final words to Jesse's gang before running away. src
"We used that damned Command Block!"
—Soren's confession. src
"Welcome to the Far Lands, my friends."
—Soren to Jesse's gang, when they arrive at the Far Lands. src


  • In other worlds, there are books written by Soren.
    • In Isa's Throne Room, there is a book called Habits of the Endermen, by Soren.
    • In the White Pumpkin's lair, there is a book called Walking Among the Endermen, also by Soren.
    • In Harper's Secret Laboratory, there is a book called The Redstone Heart by Soren.
    • In Hadrian's Palace, there's a book called A Man Forever Voyaging by Soren.
    • In Fred's house in Fred's Keep, there is a book called Brave New Enderman by Soren.
  • In "The Last Place You Look", Soren does not have his hat like in "The Order of the Stone". This is similar to Magnus the Rogue and Ellegaard the Redstone Engineer.
  • Soren has aviophobia, (fear of flying), similar to Sandy.
    • This can be shown in "A Block and a Hard Place" if Petra was rescued in Episode 1. Later, if Jesse chooses to say "You're full of it." after Soren tells his fake story of the battle with the Ender Dragon, he/she can determinantly use the fact that Soren is afraid of flying to argue that Soren's story (which claims that he rode the dragon) seems off.
  • In the Minecraft: Story Mode skin pack on Console and Bedrock Editions of Minecraft, there is a skin that shows what Soren looks like without his armor.
  • There is a skin of Soren without his armor in the Minecraft: Story Mode files.
  • It is unknown what happened to Soren after Episode 4.
  • In "Hero in Residence", if Radar is not interrupted for a certain ammount of time, he mentions "The Followers of Soren."
  • Soren can say that "Some stories are better left forgotten" in "A Block and a Hard Place" if Gabriel was rescued in Episode 1. This may be foreshadowing his attempt to hide and forget the real story behind their battle with the Ender Dragon.
  • Though the battle with the Ender Dragon is the only mission of the Old Order of the Stone to be revealed as a fraud falsified with a Command Block, Soren can determinantly say in "A Block and a Hard Place" that the Order doesn't even stand a chance without the Command Block if Gabriel was rescued in Episode 1.
    • Magnus can also determinantly tell Gabriel that Ellegaard was the only member of the Order who didn't need the Command Block.
    • This means that the Old Order of the Stone actually used the Command Block on all of their missions.


See here.

Minecraft: Story Mode
Jesse's Gang JesseAxelOliviaReuben (Pig)PetraLukasIvorRadar
The Old Order of the Stone Soren the ArchitectGabriel the WarriorEllegaard the Redstone EngineerMagnus the Rogue
Bosses The Ender DragonThe Wither StormIcy GolemGiant GhastGiant Magma Golem
The Blaze Rods AidenGillMaya
EnderCon AnnouncerIvySiggeReuben (Human)OtisDJOwenLydiaFanboyHenchman
Redstonia CalvinOld Farmer ManFarmer GloriaMabelDisco MickeySchoolboySandy
Boom Town NohrTNT DustinDeath Bowl Announcer
Beacontown NellFangirlBob (Hero in Residence)Wink
Sky City IsaMiloReginaldPhillipeBenedict
YouTubers Captain SparklezLDShadowLadyStampy CatStacy PlaysTheDiamondMinecartAnthony
The Mansion Cassie RoseWinslowTorqueDawg
Crown Mesa Harry (Human)PAMA
The Old Builders HadrianMeviaOttoHarper
The Games EmilyHerzogSebastianSlab the ImmovableClutchFacemeatCapital T
Jack's Gang JackNurmVosSammy
Champion City LlunaStellaRodrigo
The Admins RomeoXaraFred
Sunshine Institute The WardenLarge HenryOxbloodGeoffRobBrickCarmineTerryBig Hank
The Underneath BintaKentCamPorkChop (Human)SoupValHildaBloccoWillyWafflesWandaGiant Enderman
Alive characters appear in green. Deceased characters appear in red.

Unknown characters appear in blue. Determinant characters appear in pink.

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