"The ward-piercing material is… so my home has metal-equivalents. It is somewhat exotic for my home."
"Mind-affecting effects I can do to people and animals include sharing feelings, making people afraid of something, making their senses stronger, making them not know where they are, helping them focus slightly better for a moment, helping a little with a chemical they want but they don't want to want, helping them be better at a part of thinking, or calming them down a little bit if they want to as long as I make a specific noise, or letting them speak a language I speak, though that's an expensive magic for me."
"Mind-affecting effects I can only do to animals include making an animal calm down, or like me, or be distracted, or hold still, or follow commands, or do a handful of specific tasks like going to a location. Some of these are for multiple animals but that probably doesn't matter. All of these except maybe the last one exist for people too, but I can't do them. Possibly nobody bothered to design the specific-task one I mentioned for a person because if you want a person to bring a message somewhere that's safe for them to go you can just pay them. …for magic at home, it's easier for a target to resist dangerous commands."
"And heat for us is a kind of fire."