"But ritual magic is different," Ffion goes on. "You have to have innate magic to be a wizard, but the rituals mean you can do any spell. It's hard to learn and most people don't bother." She makes a face. "Why learn a spell to improve your weaving when you can exchange favours with someone with a flair for it?" Inric listens intently as she describes her world, taking in not just the words, familiar and unfamiliar alike, but also the way she talks, the emphases and implications of her speech. "Lots of people have flairs, but very few become wizards. So apprenticing is free, and wizarding is a trade after all." She scowls. "Better to be a wizard than a teahouse waiter. Or a farm hand."