Well, he can be paid one ring for one answer, not two rings for two answers, then. It's all very transactional.
After this, Griffie will go … decide not to rent a cupboard for two hours, actually, and to sleep in the park now that ey understands the park rules. Which by Hari standards probably means ey lacks privacy intuitions, but a dark box with foreign hard-to-parse wards doesn't actually feel like it'd be any safer than the park, and it seems like a rather unpleasant environment. Ey holds off on immobile-plant form until ey's more willing to pay for the body-centered airflow wards again, though.
Two hours later, ey wakes up, takes some cryptic notes while thinking about what to discuss with the government, re-prepares spells, and gets to work drafting an air-revitalization spell in case structure mages can't handle nonbaryonic matter. Life Bubble is sphere 4 but does an awful lot of things, and Griffie now has a nice pocket of air at a nice temperature. Ey doesn't have the same frantic haste while working that ey had when working on the Life Bubble modification, and doesn't finish anything before it's time to head to the airship.