Anyways, I might have a fascination with Bryn now just for the clever backstory So, you mentioned that he was accustomed to fire elemental magic before switching. Damien knows that Bryn is more sympathetic as a result, and that can be helpful. The science equivalent would be installing flame throwers to match the magic, and maybe comparing to Bryn’s natural abilities, they’re able to develop the design better.
On the flip side with regard to the faction, maybe Damien also asks Bryn to keep his magic side a secret so he can stay a cadet but to continue using his fire magic under the disguise of having robotic arms. Others will think it’s the same flamethrower systems. That way, it’s like a test to see there is any real dispute/difference between magic and science.