Griffie looks awkward at the discussion of adventurer wealth. "So, while I do have some funds remaining from adventuring, I can't exactly go home, sell a bunch of reincarnations and loot the Vault of the Broken, and come back here. And being a medic here is great, practically nobody tries to kill me, even when I work the occasional Security shift nobody effectively tries to kill me, but, well, just as it isn't one of those high-risk professions it also isn't one of those high-reward professions. I can pay you about what I get paid per hour not including housing, if that seems fair?"
"And as for teaching you magic, I can teach you a bunch of theory, but you don't have a positive-energy soul, which is a prerequisite for all the magic I know. I've been doing some preliminary experiments exposing exotic-matter lifelike systems to positive-energy, but notably all of the subjects involved thus far are cheap-to-feed sessile non-persons, and you are a person who probably values freedom of movement and choice and is probably more expensive to feed."
"Regarding your final statement… I don't know if you want to argue about world quality or not."