- "And what had she been like, Dr. Cynthia Jane Baruch, 200 years dead now, and how much had she secretly shaped Athos, all unbeknownst to the founding fathers who had hired her to create their ovarian cultures? She who had cared enough to put herself in them? The very bones of Athos were molded to her pattern. His bones."
- ―An epitaph to CJB[src]
Dr. Cynthia Jane Baruch donated an ovary to the Founding Fathers of Athos some two hundred years BMVK. Her cultures were called CJB-number (the number identified the Reproduction Center where the culture section resided), and were well known for producing the best doctors on the planet.
Ethan Urquhart himself was a CJB-8.
- Ethan of Athos chapter 15