↑Bound in Blood, "Chapter V: Fractures", II — "Quiet Dure from the Falconer's class who kept something, presumably alive, in his pocket and never took it out."
↑Honor's Paradox, "Chapter III: Pyres and the Pit", III — "the Caineron Dure with his secret in his pocket;"
↑Honor's Paradox, "Chapter III: Pyres and the Pit", III — " 'You, Dure, show us what you keep in your pocket.' Reluctantly, the Caineron drew out his right hand, holding what appeared to be a gray rock. When he tickled its underside, however, it extruded tiny bright eyes and clawed feet. […] 'this one is my trock. I’ve had it since it was a pebble. Generally, it isn’t very useful unless I want it to gnaw through something. Eating is what it does, and it can digest anything.' "