- "What's Jolly Nolly doing at Jumppoint Station One?"
"Not answering his tightbeam. Last week his understaffers were offering an amazing array of excuses, but their ingenuity finally dried up."
- ―Kanzian and Aral Vorkosigan discuss Admiral Knollys[src]
Admiral Knollys, "Jolly Nolly", was the commander of Barrayar's space forces during the time of Vordarian's Pretendership. Rather than step in and end the battle in favor of whichever candidate for the Regency he might prefer, he sat back and waited for the fighting to resolve itself.
He appears to have suffered from occasional bouts of colitis.
- Barrayar chapter 14