I am apparently, what you might call, an agent of chaos. When people like us start working with a business, how you’ve build and deployed your IT systems for eleventy-seven years is of no concern to us. How self-important your other consultants are is also no concern. We just care about leaving your business in a better state than we found it. More sustainable, more supportable, and with better options for the future.

But, sometimes, I run across other such agents of chaos. You know who you are! And it reminds me of a ritual in 2011’s “Skyrim”:

Kodlak: “Brothers and sisters of the Circle, today we welcome a new soul into our mortal fold. This man has endured, has challenged, and has shown his valor. Who will speak for him?” Farkas: “I stand witness to the courage of the soul before us.” Kodlak: “Would you raise your shield in his defence?” Farkas: “I would stand at his back, that the world might never overtake us.” Kodlak: “And would you raise your sword in his honour?” Farkas: “It stands ready to meet the blood of his foes.” Kodlak: “And would you raise a mug in his name?” Farkas: “I would lead the song of triumph as our mead hall revelled in his stories.” Kodlak:“Then the judgement of this Circle is complete. His heart beats with fury and courage that have united the Companions since the days of the distant green summers. Let it beat with ours, that the mountains may echo and our enemies may tremble at the call.” Aela:“It shall be so.” Skjor:“It shall be so.” Vilkas:“It shall be so.”

An unfortunate side effect of that is though - sometimes these other chaos agents can make your own life awkward. :-D