Admiral Bunter plays a key role in Dragon Ship, Alliance of Equals, and Neogenesis. He is discussed in Dragon in Exile but doesn't feature directly in that book.

His BirthEdit

  • "Born" at Jemiatha Station,[1]Admiral Bunter is one of the more important synthetic characters (see Independent Logics) in the Liaden Universe.
  • a self-aware ship, a complex logic created from a part of Bechimo — specifically, "from one of Bechimo's extra modules, from a spare personality" [2]
  • Admiral Bunter was a "confused" and "dangerously out of control" Sentience who saw every petty thief as a pirate. [3]
  • "Born into violence, his first act was to kill a ship, and the humans aboard her...and Admiral Bunter has killed again." [3]
  • Bunter was unstable because he was "born" through a hasty download
    • without proper installation into the proper physical environment / cranium and without socialization and ethics mentoring:
    • "For reasons beyond Jeeves' ability to parse, Bechimo had allowed Captain Waitley to download —Download! — a newly wakened independent intelligence into the computational resources of seven starships. One intelligence, distributed among thirteen cramped and faltering computers!"[3]

His RebirthEdit

  • Tocohl Lorlin is an Independent Logic created by Jeeves (with permission from Delms Val Con yos'Phelium and Miri Robertson) to help Admiral Bunter before he kills anyone else. [4]
    • Jeeves / Clan Korval sent them offworld to find the Admiral and give him a suitable environment and lessons in ethics and socialization.
  • Pilot Tocohl, mentor Tolly Jones, and security guard Hazenthull Explorer take the ship Tarigan to Jemiatha's Jumble Stop to properly install and socialize Admiral Bunter.[5]
    • Inkiranni Yo offers her help, too.[6]

His EnemiesEdit

References Edit

  1. Dragon Ship
  2. Dragon Ship
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dragon in Exile, Interlude Two: Tactical Space
  4. Dragon in Exiale, ch 19
  5. Dragon in Exile, ch 29
  6. Alliance of Equals