- "Dr. Vorthys was one of the two recent appointees of Gregor's who was not in the military mold. He was a professor emeritus of engineering failure analysis from Vorbarr Sultana University, and had written the text on the subject. Several of them, in fact. He looked a professor, stout, white-haired, smiling, rumpled, with a noble nose and big ears. Late in his career he had become philosophically interested in the connections between sociopolitical and engineering integrity; his addition to Gregor's array of Auditors had brought in some welcome technical expertise, not that the Auditors exactly worked as a team."
- ―Miles' initial meeting with the Auditors[src]
When he and Miles Vorkosigan were sent to investigate the Komarr Soletta Incident, they stayed in the home of his niece, Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Later, she and her son Nikki lived for a time in his home in Vorbarr Sultana while taking classes at the university.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Lord Auditor Vorthys is partly modeled on Robert C. McMaster, the father of author Lois McMaster Bujold.