- "Families of women kept as many men as they safely could. They shared a sacred bond with each family. The bonds took time to grow, but often they were as strong as the bonds you share with your Brothers," Ra calmly explained. "Once the women decided to keep the men separate from them, the bonds withered away. Soon the women learned they could force a bond, but they didn't like giving the men access to themselves."
- Hannah interrupted and finished the story sounding angry, "Now there is a chip. Women that own men attune it to the families they keep. You cannot connect to her and she can't fully integrate into your bond, but she has access to you. She can implant a thought or a summons into you. The idea is placed so deeply that you all believe it originated there."
- We were shocked, every one of us surprised to our core. The men never evaluated where an idea originated. If it was agreeable to the majority, it was just accepted. Of course some ideas were so strong from one of us, we just allowed those things to happen. That must be what Nu-reeh was using, our desire to make the most opinionated Brother happy.