"Was?" Nonus says, raising his face from the parchment he was peering at to look towards you. "What is your current covenant, then? Or are you a peregrinator? If that is the case, it is a completely different matter!" The old man sounds exasperated, "You should state clearly what your status is, and what your needs are, magus. Otherwise I will be hard pressed to help you." Meanwhile, he was still digging into another pile of parchments, looking at one then another. This goes one for more than a diameter, until he says, "Ah!" with some satisfaction and settles at his writing desk.
He then starts reading questions from the document to Torros, looking at him each time and waiting for an answer: House, pater, previous covenant, duration of the stay, reason for the visit, expected arrival date, expected departure date, type of raw vis being offered as payment for the stay, whether you will be accompanied by your apprentice and/or familiar, the nature of said familiar, as well as the number of mundanes accompanying the magus. There are more question, but most of them seem irrelevant.
At each answer (even those that seem completely irrelevant), the old man takes the time to slowly note each answer on a page, trying to read it again, repeating it to Torros to make sure it is correct, then marking it as verified. The process is quite slow, and takes many hours.