Maybe, Ms. Jenneth, but maybe not.
Imagine if I captured Roden and they offered me, for example, couple trillions for his head. Do you think I’d think twice? He’s just a clown, a puppet to run Gallente Federation, they chose new one like once in couple years! Of course I’d give him back, laughing at their stupidity, because for these money I’d build such a fleet, that they can’t imagine, it will bring much more Glory to the State than one silly captive that will be replaced anyway!
And on the remainder of that I can just… capture him again. And ask them with a poker face, “Would you like to buy your guy again?”
Wasting that much on a human is… just dumb and I would get profit out of them. And I can understand Ms. Rhiannon that she doesn’t want to pay more - in fact, I wouldn’t myself offer for a human a billion. That’s already embezzlement and utter waste. What I was bringing up, is that if someone brings more… well, you have to treat it like in a market. If you have a competition, it turns into supply and demand problem.