Vorik was raised deep within a mountain within clan Koradul's territory. As a young dwarf he apprenticed with the mining guild. He worked with the guild for many years, well into his adulthood. After many years, he inquired about a seat at the council of the guild, and the guild members insisted that while he had much experience mining under the mountain, he had virtually no experience with the real world. They sent him out into the world to gain worldly information and experience...and to find x dwarven artifact that had been lost to time.