- "Not that spacing wouldn't improve some personalities."
- ―Elena's opinion of Lt Lake[src]
Lieutenant Lake was an Oseran mercenary who personally served Admiral Oser. A silent and unfriendly person, he tried to take literally Oser's command to cut out Miles Vorkosigan's tongue if he spoke. Later he was captured and interrogated by Randall's Rangers, a competing mercenary group in the same vicinity.
- The Vor Game chapter 13