- "Lady Benello interrupted, 'Or, if you're not in an urban mood, I know this place not far from here, on a lake. Each patron is rowed out to their own little tiny island, and a picnic is served, al fresco. It's very private.'"
- ―The ladies want Ivan to themselves[src]
Lady Benello was a tall, beautiful red-headed Cetagandan ghem-lady who particularly enjoyed Ivan Vorpatril's attention during the lead-up to the Cetagandan Empress's funeral. She and her friend Lady Arvin invited him to a great many activities, such as parties, dinners, and picnics during the roughly ten days that he spent on Eta Ceta.
- Cetaganda chapters 6,7,10,11,16