The Vorel are a species of short, paled-skinned humanoids was native to the planet Vorel. They were distinguished by their large, pointed ears and their warrior-like society. The soldiers of the Vorel armed forces wore their hair in a single topknot. Although many regard the Vorel as hotheaded and temperamental, they were quite fearless and clear-headed even in combat, giving them the ability to think their way out of a dangerous situation. The Vorel were first encountered by a group of Human explorers, and their initial experiences with galactic technology split their society into factions with differing thoughts on how to integrate that technology into their society. When small conflicts broke out among rival factions, criminal organizations moved into assist the Vorel.