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Volnoth was an elderly Acamarian Gatherer and a member of clan Lornak. He was born in Molnar City, and his parents were Romybur Lor and Laurhafr Lor. His birth place was Vogt Public Health Clinic, Mesrop Village. On Volnoth, there were no records on his schooling; however, police records have him associating with Gatherers as a child. When he reached the Age of Majority, he fled Acamar for the group's outposts.

During negotiations between the crew of the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D and the Gatherers on Gamma Hromi II in 2366, Volnoth suddenly and unexpectedly died. A later investigation by the Enterprise crew revealed that he was killed by Yuta, a member of the clan Tralesta, in vengeance for the Lornak's massacre of her clan in 2286. Yuta was able to secretly murder him by touch, transmitting a microvirus that was lethal to anyone carrying Lornak DNA. With Volnoth's death, the last last surviving Lornak was the Gatherer leader Chorgan. (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor")

Volnoth was played by Marc Lawrence.
In the ending credits, the character's name is misspelled "Volnath."
Part of actor Marc Lawrence's costume was an actual, original Romulan tunic from TOS. During the 1990s, the Smithsonian Institution publicly displayed an array of Star Trek costumes, one of which was Volnoth's tunic.

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