Affronter habitat a thousand years old by the time the Excession is rediscovered. Too small to be called an Orbital by Culture's standards. One of the Affront's older outposts in the volume called Fernblade. A tube 10 km in diameter and 2,200 long. Genar-Hoefen and Scopell-Afranqui developed an antagonistic relationship during the two years they spent there together.