Currently planning a game with two characters—one is a Scholar with an interest in Sorcery as an academic field, the other is a Recluse Wizard. The scholar has the Sorcery skill but not the Gifted trait. When the Wizard is casting a spell, can the Scholar help him?
Argument for: The book says sorcery helps sorcery.
Argument against: The book says that helpers in casting a spell are taxed, which suggests that the magical energy of the spell flows through them as well as through the main caster. If the Scholar is not Gifted, then magical power cannot flow through him.
Possible alternative: A linked test where the Scholar helps the Wizard develop/recall the incantation before the casting proper.