What was that?
Previously, on Bayeswatch.
See Episode 5.
What are ancillaries. Clones?
The six ancillaries would be the six people who previously took part in the (hijacked) mind-melding process. Presumably they are not related to eachother, but have decided to undergo a process of merging their minds into a collective.
What the other’s have said, but also a hat-tip to Anne Leckie excellent “Ancillary Justice”.
People who have been a) wiped, or b) enslaved.
That is, the bodies that are left.
(That is what ancillaries are.)