Did that babbling fool Deitrich send you to me? I specifically requested that I be disturbed for nothing less than the coming of a second Calamity!
Do I appear as a kindly mentor to you? My research demands my absolute and undivided attention! Now, begone, before I am forced to─
But wait. Hmmm, perhaps I can... Yes, yes, you may be the very assistant I require.
I have had a change of heart. Congratulations, I approve your application to the guild. It is with great pleasure that I welcome a fellow seeker of knowledge into the fold!
We can dispense with the interminable initiation ceremony, yes? Here is your first alembic. Try not to drop it, for there is much work to be done. Yes, much work!