Vori is a nation of Snow Elves, or 'true-elves' that have isolated themselves in the upper northwest corner of Erathia. Geographically, the island is seen on the Might and Magic VII map, but inaccesible. In Jadame, it's southwest of Regna. Very little is known about their history; what is known is remembered by their cousins, the elves of AvLee. The Vori elves call themselves the 'pure-blood' elves; and the elves that left their civilization are called the Renegades (eg: elves of AvLee).
Bard Tanni's Tale of Vori Edit
After the Silence, all elves lived as one of Vori, under the rule of King Sil-Gandir; this was considered the Golden Age of the elves. Near the end of his reign, ca. 170 AS, a number of the elves became somewhat restless. They chafed at the stolid life that their parents led and wished for more excitement. With the belief that there were great things beyond the horizon of the sea, they petitioned the King to support an expedition. The King refused. He informed the young adventurous elves that their lives were too valuable to waste on a dangerous journey away from their blessed homeland. The young elves would not accept that. Led by the headstrong Elvólas, the young elves began to build a boat to take them across the sea.
King Sil-Gandir discovered the plot and brought Elvólas to his court. He entreated the young one to cease his preparations and to stop turning the minds of the young to his folly. Elvólas pleaded with the king to reconsider. He spoke of the glory that they would bring home and of his dreams of the land, not so far away, that would house them. The king ignored his whimsical raving and ordered him to stop his madness, under penalty of death. King Sil-Gandir would not allow them to go, under any circumstances. Elvólas hung his head and accepted the king's orders.
When Elvólas returned to the ship, he told his friends that they must be off that night. He told them of what had transpired at the king's court. He gave them a choice. Either they could give up their dreams of the new land, or they would have to leave before sunrise the next day. The unanimous vote was to leave. The next morning, when the first of the elves were waking up, they saw that the young elves were gone. All their belongings had disappeared. The only thing that they would have seen, vanishing over the horizon was a large boat. The name on the boat was clearly visible: "Mitetiiro" - Renegade
Elvólas became the founder of AvLee around 170 AS.
Vori is well known for its eldenbrie cheese, which is made by frost giant cheese masters.