The question is not how do we overcome this obstacle but what delightful thing shall we invent to make sure it is never an obstacle again.
Description: Sal is an animated and lively man. He has short black hair and his beard's state depends on his eclectic schedule of shaves. He is just under six feet tall with an impressive physical build that is not shy in regards to getting his hands dirty with manual labor. He has a prominent jawline and a keen brown eyed gaze.
Personality: Sal can always be found tinkering or fidgeting with some engineering problem. This could be an equation he is trying to solve or even a doohickie he is actively trying to tinker with. He is friendly and genuine in his curiosity for the world. He can be a bit aloof and his mind works in mysterious ways.
Background: House Seraceni and the isle of Ischia has always needed keen engineering. Sal descends from the Costello family the designed for Braiga and his family line has typically served as keepers of the civil engineering for the volcanic island.
Sal was particularly brilliant and began his work as a shipwright and improved upon designs over the years of the Saraceni fleet. During an accident he lost his arm in a mishap with a ship that fell from its hoist and crushed his arms. He built himself a crude prosthetic but often finds challenges with having only one truly functional arm.
He is trusted also with the overall leadership and engineering for the capital, he is responsible for the upkeep and design on the inner island gates, walls, and fortifications. He has come up from a simple commoner to being on the edge of deserving elevated status into peerage.
Sal has a had a close friendship and association with Appolonia Seraceni and has often discuss with her the ambition to build bigger ships. Vessels that would make the trip to distant lands and Eurus easier. He has had loose designs but never focussed or had the resources to settle on the project long enough to make headway.
It is understood that Sal holds the keys to the defense and well being of House Seraceni. He is rewarded, well regarded, and often treated more like family than an outsider. He appreciates the recognition of his contributions and he seeks to find more ways around intellectual problems through engineering and other sciences to solve problems.
Sal is given a generous operational stipend and there is talk of making the man a minister within the family. He is on the cusp of making things happen.