"True or not, my allies?"
– Namon, 2374 ("Nemesis")

The Vori were a group encountered on a planet in the Delta Quadrant. They were engaged in a war with the Kradin, which they considered to be their "nemesis". However, they claimed to abhor none but the nemesis. The war was reported to involve genocide and atrocities.

The Vori language used a high number of synonyms and metaphors for everyday words, such as "glimpse" meaning an eye/to see, "clash" meaning the war and "nullify" meaning to kill/to be killed. Soldiers referred to each other as "brothers", while villagers referred to each other as "neighbors".

Wreath with blossoms

Wreath made of blossoms

Culturally, they valued family connections, and might honor defenders by offering them a neck-worn wreath of flowers from cultivated blossoms, the smell of which was said to help keep the Kradin away. Most of the Vori encountered appeared to be from agricultural communities, their being driven from their plantings by the Kradin in fact being a major grievance.

They were known to have hearts, and dream.

Vori death ritual

Vori ritually burying a fallen brother

Spiritually, the Vori believed that they had been made Vori by a "power", and in an afterlife called the Gloried Way After. The body of a deceased person must be placed facing the ground in order for him/her to enter the Way After. Desecrating the dead by leaving them facing upwards towards the sky ("upturned" in the Vori language) was one of the purported atrocities committed by the Kradin.

The Vori utilized projectile based weaponry similar to 21st century Human weapons. They had a unique training method. They placed captured aliens inside a training simulation of mind control techniques, including photometric projections, heightened emotional stimuli and highly sophisticated psychotropic manipulation, that let the trainee witness Kradin atrocities and indoctrinate them to Vori Defense Contingent military tactics and culture. The resulting defender was fanatical in their desire to kill the Kradin "beasts". This method was used on Commander Chakotay of the USS Voyager when his shuttle crash landed on the planet in 2374. (VOY: "Nemesis")

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