- "The quaddies took up position in a hemispherical arrangement around a central vid plate, Bel hovering near its comrade-in-slate-blue, Boss Watts."
- ―The beginning of negotiations with Miles[src]
Boss Watts was Supervisor of Graf Station Downsider Relations for the Union of Free Habitats. He ended up in charge of the quaddie side of the emergency response to the increasingly insane Cetagandan ba, "Ker Dubauer".
Although he was not inclined to work with Barrayarans, he found it necessary to do at least some cooperating as the emergency grew in seriousness.