↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XII: Unsheathed", I — " 'Better luck next time, Gorbelly!' "
↑Bound in Blood, "Chapter XVI: Gothregor and Tentir", III — " 'Who will you choose first, Gorby?' "
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VII: In the Bear's Den", I
↑Bound in Blood, "Chapter VIII: Glass of a Different Color", II — " 'I remember Gorbel as a child with his solemn ways and scrunched-up little face. He was only a baby when his father beat his mother to death. We knew about it in the Women's World. I doubt, though, if anyone ever told him.' "
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VIII: A Forgotten Name", VI — "a fat man beating a woman over and over, despite her screams, until she lay still on the floor in a pool of blood that inched toward a child's bed"
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VIII: A Forgotten Name" — "Father beating Mother, smashing her skull, spattering blood and brains… no. His mother had died when he was still only a squalling brat. He didn't remember her at all, and he cried for no one. But his nose did run. It was running now."