- "Ethan's kidnapper was of so ordinary an appearance Ethan could hardly keep him before his mind even when he was looking directly at him. But Ethan had the oddest insight, like X-ray vision, that his bones contained not marrow but ice stone-hard as that outside the Station. Ethan wondered how he manufactured red blood cells with this peculiar medical condition. Maybe his veins ran liquid nitrogen."
- ―Ethan Urquhart contemplates ghem-Captain Rau[src]
Ghem-Captain Rau was second-in-command of a four-man Cetagandan hit squad that was chasing Terrence Cee across the Nexus in hopes of concealing their Empire's successful creation of mental telepathy. Elli Quinn considered him to be something of a psychopath, probably not incorrectly.