Zoranis was a protoss member of the Templar Caste, who served as executor over a millennium before the Great War. His second-in-command, Adun, fought alongside him for eighty years. Rumors suggested that Adun was responsible for the good Templar strategies for the last fifty years of Zoranis' life.
Popular with his people, Zoranis insisted on serving on the front lines of battle along with Adun, a trait which cost him his life in his final battle, though his decision ensured a protoss victory. His body was borne down the Road of Remembrance, thousands turning up to honor him. Adun and high-ranking adviser Vetraas ritually bathed the body.
Zoranis' legacy can be said to have lived on in his disciple Adun, who took his place as executor.
Golden, Christie. StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Pocket Star Books, November 27, 2007. ISBN 0-7434-7126-1