Roustame Diodore or Mega Rich Light-Bending Guy is a character in Disco Elysium.
Roustame Diodore is a multi-billionaire, speculated to be in the triple digits, residing in a container in the container yard. He has an incredibly high net worth, with an economic coefficient of over .96 (at least between him and Harrier Du Bois). He is traveling on the cheap, with his entire container shipped from one point to another.
- An optional encounter if you can open the shipping container in the harbor task. As the days pass, the Rhetoric check becomes easier and easier. Apart from that, you can internalize One More Door and The Precarious World thoughts for another -1, buy a set of Icosahedral Dice Set Sirens for another one and insist with Kim ongoing through the container as part of a thorough investigation.
- Once you gain access, you can talk to him to learn a few things about the mindset of the rich and even get a bit of money from him. He will usually only part with just 3 reál, though.
- It's possible to gain 100 reáls from him. Convince him to invest in your business idea with your Conceptualization. It helps to have a more "Interisolary" style. And no, he doesn't value your art degree; it is useless.
- After the Mercenary Tribunal, the player will be unable to get the chance to meet him or talk to him again since Evart Claire would have the container yard under a security lockdown, blocking access for the player who plans to visit the area again.
The Weiss-Wiesemann/Rougon-Macquart coefficient is a ratio designed to reflect the difference in net worth between individuals. Essentially, when the coefficient is close to 1 (or 100%) it means one person possesses all the net worth among that group of individuals. It's been observed that when the Rougon-Macquart coefficient reaches about .96 or so, the laws of physics begin to bend around the high-net-worth individual.
Kim does not see the light-bending effect, implying that he is rather less broke than Harry.
Behind the scenes
- The Weiss-Wiesemann/Rougon-Macquart coefficient was invented for the game, named after the 19th-century French novels documenting French life under different socioeconomic conditions.
- The coefficient can appear under two names: The first is described in-game as Weiss-Wiesemann, the second is known around the world of Elysium as Rougon-Macquart.
- Harrier Du Bois: "Are you telling me that you are so rich that light literally bends around your face?"
Roustame Diodore: "Among other things... but calm down, I'm but a lowly single-digit billionaire."
Harrier Du Bois: "Really?"
Roustame Diodore: "No, not really. There are actually quite many digits."
Suggestion: [Easy: Success] - "A man this *chill* is at least a triple digit billionaire."
- Chris Priestman Twitter: "SPOILERS: This is an effect of the Rougon-Macquart coefficient (named after the French novels) which indicates who is the wealthiest in a group of people. If you're poor in Disco Elysium's world you literally cannot see the richest people"
- Chris Priestman Twitter: "The Rougon-Macquart novels document 19th century French life through two families; one fortunate, the other less so. They look at how the likes of socio-economics, alcoholism, and lust for land splits the bourgeoisie and working class."
- Chris Priestman Twitter: "I'm pretty sure it was invented for this game - the coefficient can appear with two different names, the one in the screenshot, and the Rougan-Macquart"