Woniaz, aka Woniaz of Ourbek, was the dynastic ruler of Ourbek and uncle to Floriana. When Orgoff took power over the region, Woniaz hurried to make his allegiance and as a sign of submission offered Floriana in marriage to Orgoff. While transporting Floriana to Orgoff, the escort came under attacks from the rebels. Woniaz fled on horseback as soon as the attack started, leaving everyone to be killed except Floriana, who managed to hide. He reached Orgoff safely, but was later killed by the rebels when assisting Orgoff in trying to take the rebel camp.