- "Contingency Blue, sir? That's full retreat!"
- ―Commander Venne is surprised at his new orders[src]
Contingency Blue was the name of the Escobaran War orders drafted by then-Commodore Vorkosigan to be implemented in case of serious troubles necessitating immediate flight from the Escobaran system. He gave these orders immediately upon learning of the death of Crown-prince Serg in battle.
- Shards of Honor chapter 9