Lota is an AI who currently is King of New Credomar. Lota was originally created as a longshoreman (the Longshoreman of the Apocalypse, hence the name), and in fact became king in part to ensure the equitable distribution of the supplies Lota was built to unload. Lota was created by Para Ventura and Kevyn Andreyasn.

When the Toughs arrived, Credomar was in a state of chaotic anarchy. Thefts, hoarding and even violence were common. Eventually, a riot managed to set off a stockpile of antimatter (!), resulting in a hull breach that could easily have depopulated the station. Lota decided that enough was enough, and claimed kingship. When a news anchor challenged Lota's seizure of power in a democracy, Lota pointed out that Credomar had not adhered to the results of a free election in living memory anyway (and added that being loud and wearing a microphone does not make one the voice of the people).

After three weeks of Lota's rule, Lota's position was secured in a landslide vote. Lota's consciousness was transferred to Credomar's infosphere after the election, and with the evacuation and recommissioning of the Credomar battle station, Lota's name now stands for Long-Gunner of the Apocalypse.

Lota's name came from when Kevyn and Para were asked to build something to help with unloading the supply vessel, and Para said that she could rebuild a recently damaged tank into a longshoreman using only off-the-shelf parts. Kevyn's reply was "No bet. Off my shelf, you could build the Longshoreman of the Apocalypse."

Do not refer to Lota using pronouns, because Lota is too large for such puny words.