You turn to the man hopefully. "Well, if the cat won't answer my question, won't you?"
The man whips out that silky thread again. You sigh in frustration. You'd nearly forgotten about that.
I'm afraid I can't tell you about these things. These are the wizards' arts and I cannot reveal any of it until you learn them yourself.
"So you're basically saying that I can only know them when I learn it myself," you say.
Yes. Then, seeing that I was about to argue, It is for the good of wizard-kind. You must know that and keep it in your mind.
"Whatever," you grumble. "So, what are we going to do now?"
The cat answers.