"I am not seeking to learn their magic so much as to learn about it," Inric says. "I am interested in how people in different worlds access magic, and the constraints on its use."
The uncomprehension on Nazarchtharin's face remains unchanged. Inric sighs.
"I am a scholar," he says. "I hoard knowledge. This kind of knowledge is the jewel of my hoard."
Understanding blossoms on the dragon's human face. "Ah well," they say, "a hoard is a hoard. I am glad you are able to enhance yours here. I look forward to your contribution to mine." And they smirk meaningfully in Inric's direction.