- "Sir, we got movement... six contacts, moving towards us... Norman, get those charges set now... okay, now here comes the finale. Hey! You ugly bastards! See you in the funny papers!"
- — Staff Sergeant Roger Banks, the first US marine to see a Nitomian, during the Battle of Ganymede aboard the Orbital defense station.
A Nitomian is a humanoid-like species that is the dominant species in the Unity of the Core Worlds.
The Nitomian aging process is far different than the human process. Technically, Nitomians age about 1.3 times slower than humans. Imperial Admiral Referum, who died in his mid-seventies, was essentially only in his forties or early fifties by the time of his death in 2414.