"Ernst's work is revolutionary. If he can't solve your little travel difficulty, no one can."
Ernst Aerostat is a brilliant Engineer with little funding and even fewer connections. He can be found in the city of Altdorf, in The Docks district, where he toils away at developing promising designs and schematics that he can't even begin to dream of financing.
"A mysterious map of distant lands, eh? I've heard this tale before. Where'd you get it, from some back-alley peddler? I'll wager the ink's not half dry. Let me see it."
- - Ernst Aerostat, Quest Completion Text: Getting Off the Ground II