Author Mark Thies
Published 2001
Appears in: Bolos Book V: Old Guard


Colonel Toman Ishida of the Dinochrome Brigade arrives on Delas, where his son Kaethan commands a battalion of the militia and his daughter Serina is engaged in maritime science. Family reunions - and the re-establishment of his regiment, reduced to two Mark XXX Bolos: DBC-0039DN 'Chains' and DBQ-0039DN 'Quarter', must be put on hold when Delas is invaded by the previously unknown Kezdai .


Chains and Quarter had been upgraded from Mark XXVIII a century before the story.