Volnoth was an elderly Acamarian Gatherer and a member of the Lornak clan. 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 on Gamma Hromi II in 2366, Volnoth suddenly and unexpectedly died. A later investigation by the crew of the USS Enterprise-D revealed that he was killed by Yuta, a member of the clan Tralesta, in vengeance for the Lornak's massacre in 2286. Yuta was able to secretly murder him by touch, transmitting a virus that was lethal to anyone carrying Lornak DNA. (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor")