It is the name given to anti-kill conditioning by Joeslee's mother. From: Mahogany Trinrose, Ch 14. Joeslee speaking to Ercy. '"I have learned about this,anti-kill conditioning. It is what my mother called the Tecton Brand. It takes away your free will. But you already carry the mark of the Heil'ro. How could he let you take both? So you can't protect me from him?"