"Wow, great!" he replies brightly. Then frowns a bit. "Eerr... not great that weird things are happening. Great that I might be able to help you out. I'm a student of magic, see. Magic of all kinds. I've been writing a book! All the different forms of magic in the Nexus!"

That is going to be an absurdly long book.

He trots a bit closer to the woman, looking quite eager to get to work on the off chance that this might be some new kind of magic that he hasn't documented yet!

Gets to document new types of magic all the time. And it never ceases to make him all giddy.

"Just show me the way and I'll see what I can do."