- "He was a Vorvayne; he knew his duty, by God."
- ―A defining trait of the Vorvaynes.[src]
He and Ekaterin were not close in age; he was in his mid-forties when Ekaterin was thirty, with three children. He was sincerely fond of his little sister, providing her with moral support and even money during her first marriage, and trying to 'protect' her from the dangerous Miles Vorkosigan.