Highsec miners send me a fair amount of EVEmail each day. Sometimes the mail involves complaints about my Agents. Recall, for example, the time I received a complaint about an Agent who bumped miners while drunk.
Odelleger sent me a complaint about Agent Winchester Steele's use of language one day. I didn't reply to the EVEmail, but I kept it in mind, just in case the issue resurfaced later.
Not long afterward, I encountered Odelleger in the Abudban system, our current vacation home. He was still upset about Winchester.
I often say that as Father of the New Order and Saviour of Highsec, I wear a lot of hats. But I treasure my role as the chief educator of highsec. I could have handled this privately, but Odelleger presented me with a "teachable moment", and I wanted all Abudban to benefit.
Rather than lecturing Odelleger right off the bat, I decided to use what is called the "Socratic method", named after the ancient philosopher Socrates. He and I developed it; Socrates pioneered the method and I perfected it a couple thousand years later. It involves teaching a student by guiding with a series of questions.
Odelleger fell into the classic trap of not studying the Code carefully enough before purporting to know what it says.
Odelleger learned his lesson, but he wasn't happy about it. Carebear tears are weakness leaving the body of highsec.
The Code strikes right to the heart of a man, and it tests him. Odelleger pretended to be concerned with the spirit of the Code when he attacked Agent Winchester's language. The Code tested Odelleger and revealed that he wasn't concerned about the Code at all. His motives were impure, so he failed.
Before leaving Abudban, Odelleger spat out a conspiracy theory. I'm not trying to disrupt ore prices, but when I am surrounded by the New Order family and I witness the positive transformation of highsec that unfolds before our eyes, I feel like the richest man in the world.