"Originally nomads in Matar's vast and inhospitable desert regions, the Vherokior are among the most diverse individuals of the Republic. They can be found in professions ranging from doctors to mystics, scholars to merchants. Their quiet work ethic and widespread family clans allow them unlimited social mobility in the Republic, with access to both the best and worst that society has to offer."
"The Vherokior tribe is perhaps the least troubled of the Minmatar tribes, with little aspirations for dominance, content to live on the fringe. Most Vherokiors are shop-keepers or small scale businessmen, seldom venturing into the big boy's league."
- Corporation Description
"The Vherokior have less political influence than many other tribes, but have become an integral part of both the public and private sectors of the Republic economy."EVE Source
- Vherokior Probe Description
The old tales say that the Vherokior sprang from a single Starkmanir clan, after their chief was exiled from the rest of the Starkmanir Tribe for his ferocity. For centuries, the descendants of this clan roamed the Sobaki Desert in isolation, until their reappearance many generations later. In the intervening time, they had undergone many changes as they adapted to the harsh environment, and so returned to the other Matari as a new tribe, the Vherokior. Henceforward, the desert nomads wandered between the other tribes as mystics, merchants, and makers of medicine. It was from this early activity as spiritual guides that the Vherokior shamans rose to prominence.
Due to their symbolic association with spirtualism, the Vherokior were made to suffer greatly by the Amarr during the conquest and subjugation of the Minmatar homeworld, in order that their ability to guide the beliefs of the Matari be destroyed. That the Vherokior were able to maintain the secrets and practices of the Voluval during the long period of slavery was a source of encouragement to the Minmatar who emerged with the formation of the Republic.
The Vherokior were quick to join the efforts of the other tribes in establishing a stable society for their people, some even setting aside their nomadic ways in order to provide a reliable network of small enterprises, typically focused on the service sector. This is in alignment with their general tendency to keep operations small and potentially mobile. Unlike many of the other tribes, their tribal organization is less centralized, granting more autonomy to individual clans and families in their own affairs, who in turn uphold the authority of the Tribal Chief in greater matters. These clans are commonly matriarchal, though less traditional structures of family and clan organization do occur.
(EVE Source, p 094
"Drawing inspiration from their nomadic ancestry, wanderlust runs strong with many Vherokiors. While many curb their thirst for adventure, there are those who simply cannot settle down in one place for long. Never at rest, they will always be lured by the horizon, as there are places to see and riches to be discovered."
- Drifters Ancestry
"Vherokiors have always seemed strange to other Minmatar tribes, doubly so when it comes to those with mystical inclinations. Vherokior mystics are both revered and feared by the Minmatar. The ancient Voluval ritual, where the soul and karma of the person is revealed through the unexplained emergence of a body tattoo on the recipient, was created by the Vherokior mystics, and its secrets are closely guarded."
- Mystics Ancestry
"Visit a market hub station in Minmatar space and stroll into any of the stores or restaurants lining the vast promenades. Odds are that it is owned and operated by a Vherokior. Determined merchants and peddlers since their caravan days, their business enterprises and expertise have spread steadily throughout the Republic."Wiki Entries
- Retailers Ancestry
:Vherokior TribeIsardsund Urbrald
, Vherokior Tribal ChiefCoricia
, largest continent of Matar, birthplace of the VherokiorVoluval
, the sacred rite of passageSinging Staff
, a traditional Vherokior musical instrumentNative Freshfood
, a partner corporation of the Vherokior TribeUrban Management
, a partner corporation with the Vherokior Tribe as chief shareholderRelated Data
, Vherokior Tribal Council DelegateCOSMOS Mission: Supplies for the Colony (1/3)
, tidbit on Urban Management colony buildingCOSMOS Mission: Treasure Hunter (1/4)
, some unpleasant history between the Vherokior and the NefantarAncient Vherokior Medallion
, storyline itemAntique Vheriokor Statue
, yes it is apparently spelled wrong in the databaseDagger of Coricia
, marque of distinction with an excellent inscription (!)Medicinal Herbs
, yes they spelled it wrong again.Related Chronicles
, an account of the selection of Minmatar youth to serve Royal Amarr HousesSpectral
, examining the movements of the spirits among the livingTattoos
, detailing the preservation of the secrets of the VoluvalRelated News
- Interest in the 'Bright Star' ContinuesYC111.09
- Strains in the Minmatar Republic and BeyondYC115.02
- Minmatar Tribal Council to BeginYC115.02
- Wave of Enthusiasm Sweeps Minmatar SpaceYC117.01
- Kelen Ontbad Holds Election Holorally at Algintal ComplexRelated Player Content and Fiction
:Rediscovery - An Exploration of a Forgotten Past
- by DrakolusTo the Land, We Came: Part 1
, Part 2
- by N'maro Makari