"Every time I was here, Mistress, this place was somewhere different."
In the present day, inhabitants of the Nebula continue living with a few remaining relics of a distant and technologically advanced past. The robot Six is one of those relics. Buried on Iox for centuries, it has been recovered, functional, and loaned to Aliya by its owner Myari to assist in the efforts to search for Janniqi Renba. Six appears to be self-aware and capable of understanding humor and sarcasm. It, like apparently all robots, has an ethical core that will prevent it from harming its users. It also is likely a storehouse for a great deal more knowledge of the Nebula's past than even it remembers.