- "Left to its own devices, God the Father knows what the committee would have picked. Maybe that idiot Frankin from Barca. Would you want to put the future of Athos in his hands?"
- ―Desroches's opinion of Frankin[src]
Frankin was on the Athos Population Council as the representative from Barca. His suggestions for how to deal with the problem of the senescing of their ovarian cultures included the production of infant girls who would be killed before conception for their ovaries. Unsurprisingly, his colleagues did not have a very high opinion of him.
- Ethan of Athos chapter 2