- "The haut Este Rond was middle-aged and vigorous, haut-tall though unusually heavy. His ghem-officer stood well back from his governor's sweeping movements. Rond's general effect was bullish. And he was bullishly tenacious in his efforts, diplomatic and otherwise, to improve Cetaganda's trade access through the Barrayaran-controlled Komarr wormhole jumps."
- ―Este Rond[src]
The haut-lord Este Rond was governor of Rho Ceta for the Cetagandan Empire for a five year term. Due to his involvement in somewhat treasonous actions towards his Emperor, he probably was not given another governorship once his term was up.
- Cetaganda chapters 8,10,11,12