"Jela Reneke is Rogun the Butcher’s right-hand agent on Voss, a coolly predatory businesswoman with the killer instincts of a firaxan shark. It was Jela who convinced the hostile and reclusive Gormak to form a mutually beneficial economic arrangement selling their hideous tech-beasts on the open galactic market. So respected is Jela by her crime lord employer that she routinely skims ten percent off Rogun’s profits without fear of reprisal. Jela’s romantic relationship with her second-in-command, a human nicknamed “Gormak Zak,” soured when Zak’s interest in the natives expanded beyond economic exploitation. She has never been the type to let sentiment interfere with good business."