((No, that was the player assuming that, since Alips had at least one supernatural ability but no Arts or the equivalent, that she was still a mortal vis-a-vis determining the Longevity Ritual stuff. Easily edited.))
((I don't think your Familiar counts against your Assistants for lab work, but Fiona's would. Fiona wouldn't have known that Korvin can only have one assistant besides his Familiar. And, actually, looking at the house rule regarding lab assistants, it looks like he can use his familiar as well as both Fiona and Sheelagh Fiona adds 7 to his LT, and Sheelagh adds 5. Oh, and they both have Inventive Genius, so that another +3 each.))
Fiona doesn't reply at first, but stares off in the distance and licks her lips absently. After a long moment she shivers and shakes her head to regain her focus. [color=blue]"Yes...yes it would," she says with a smile.
She stretches quickly and looks at Korvin. [color=blue]"Does the price sound agreeable, or do you want some time to think about it?"