My plan for the Hyades was to use their culture to drag them out of a dark age rather than try to replace it my own. And so I wore a business suit they would recognize. I walked amongst them alone, without any guards. There was far more negotiation in that than most people realize. They could have mugged me in the street, but I showed respect for them. And they offered me respect in return. No matter how downtrodden they are, every people has leaders and I met them on that day. I recognized them in the crowd and then noticed the disagreement begin in front of me. It was a test of course. They had come to measure the man who dared to declare himself their master. It was a greater gamble for all of us than even I recognized at the time.