Fortunately we actually have some Latin Scholars in our ISS Vanguard community who came to our aid to help us with the Subtitle of the ISS Vanguard game! Yes … even in the future it seems Latin will have it’s place!
EX FORTITUDINE VERITAS
Granted, these are all prototypes and mock-ups, but this Latin phrase has been part of the game since even before the December 2020 Kickstarter campaign! However … if Ex Fortitudine Veritas is going to be our “motto” … we better know what it means and how it will affect our jumping into the game when it arrives!
OK … here is some of the discussion on Ex Fortitudine Veritas:
- In Latin, EX means “from”
- Veritas is “truth”
- Fortitudine likely is “strength”
- From Strength… Truth
- Truth from Strength
- From Strength comes Truth
Continuing our translation discussion:
- Fortitudine could also be “courage” or “valor”
- From Courage comes Truth
- Fortitudine could also be “might” rather than “strength”
- See examples of various Latin phrases and their meaning=> List of Latin Phrases
- Finally, Fortitudine can be translated as Spiritual Endurance!
- From Spiritual Endurance Comes Truth
From Spiritual Endurance
[Special translation thanks to Francesco, Daniele, Kris, Marc, Martin, Fabio and Joost]
Here it is from the promo book included with Etherfields (November 2020 Unboxing):
and the metal “dog tag” on a chain that came with the promo book:
and from the December 2020 Prototype box:
Next, look at two of the posters:
and from the promotional ad copy:
Here it is on the promotional book included with Etherfields (from November 2020 unboxing):
Here it is on the prototype 1 box cover from December 2020:
The Latin phrase was on the advertising art as well, in a slightly different format:
Next, the Prototype 2 box cover from June 2021 (seems the same as the box from December 2020):
The Latin phrase is also included on two of the three add-on posters:
All Latin Scholars are invited to send in their thoughts on how this Latin Phrase applies to the ISS Vanguard game using the CONTACT ME form!
NOTE: This Latin phrase was not coined for the ISS Vanguard game … here it is on a webpage from over a decade ago in March 2009:
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