Talia and Landry inherited Jaron's interstellar ship when he died. The SEF (Space Exploration Foundation) studied it for two months (story time) and made enough discoveries to know they can't duplicate the propulsion system...yet. With this realization, they've relented to the greater need to gather data from Jaron's home world of Orek. The only way to get there is to use his ship of course.
Jaron called it The Revenge, but that doesn't fit Talia's mission and she doesn't want to keep calling it Jaron's ship. The sad thing is I didn't have any name suggestions for her. So, we did what any character and author do when they've hit the wall. We asked our Facebook friends. I tend to do this a lot, so if you haven't found my page, click the link below. You could very well find your ideas in my novels!
There were lots of great suggestions between my author page and the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Fans, Artists, Readers, Writers, Filmakers & Cosplayers group (yeah, super long name, but fun group!)
Here were some of my favorites:
The Keeta--a lovely sentimental suggestion from a reader!
All of them hold meaning for the current story and would have made great names. However, I kept returning to the suggestion of finding a word and then looking it up in another language. I'm sure someone will give me grief about using Latin on a planet Not Earth, but *shrugs*. I chose the word Strength and Vis Vires is what came up. I like the way it looks, the way it sounds (I'm probably saying it wrong--Vis Veer-es?) and most importantly all the things it represents.
- Strength of what they've already overcome
- Strength in unity is what they wish for their people
- Talia and Landry are seeking to strengthen their relationship
- This mission will strengthen their powers as well as the resolve to use them (Talia especially)
- They will need all their strength to overcome what's waiting for them when they return home after the mission
Although it looks like a big ship when placed in my backyard, the actual rooms are small and would feel cramped very quickly once you get the necessary furniture inside. Even the most basic furniture.