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Fortuna City

Fortuna (フォルトゥナ Forutuna?) (Lat: "Prosperity") is an isolated island that appears in Devil May Cry 4. It is the homeland of the Order of the Sword, a militant religion that worships Sparda.

LandmarksEdit

Castle Town of FortunaEdit

Townspeople of Fortuna

The people of Fortuna pray to Sparda.

The Castle Town of Fortuna (城塞都市フォルトゥナ Jōsai Toshi Forutuna?) is found in the southern section of the island. The city sports distinctive Renaissance architecture, and contains the "Port Caerula" (Lat: "Blue" Port), an opera house/cathedral, and a large business district. The city sits around the true Hellgate, whose black monolith has stood for hundreds of years. It was sealed by Sparda when he ruled the city, but was reopened by the Order using the Yamato, and eventually destroyed by Dante using the same sword.

All of the native residents of the city, including children, are members of the Order of the Sword, which dictates every aspect of their lives. The townspeople wear cowls with the insignia of the Sword of Sparda on them, and live pious yet modern lives, peacefully worshiping Sparda.

Lamina PeakEdit

Lamina Peak (Lat: "Layer" Peak), a snowy mountain range with an extensive network of mining and tunnels, is located in the north. At its base lay the "Ferrum Hills" (Lat: "Iron" Hills), surrounding a small mining village and the first of the false Hellgates, guarded by Berial. The settlement was completely destroyed after Nero's fight with the demon.

Fortuna CastleEdit

Main article: Fortuna Castle

Mitis ForestEdit

Main article: Mitis Forest

Headquarters of the Order of the SwordEdit

Gran Album Bridge DMC4

The Order of the Sword possesses a palatial headquarters far from the rest of the town.

The main headquarters of the Order is an immense fortress on the eastern side of the island, built above the ocean itself. From Gran Album Bridge, which connects the Headquarters with the mainland, opens a beautiful view: a snow-white citadel rising to a tremendous height. The Headquarters themselves are split into two parts. They are connected by a bridge, which is held in the upper position by demonic trees, whose roots reside in Agnus's room. The second part seems to be more focused on administration and the Order's projects: there is the Meeting Room, the Ascension Chamber, and the Advent Chamber (which housed the dormant form of the Savior). Later, when The Savior is awakened, The HQ collapses because the god's power no longer sustains the building[1].

FileEdit

Devil May Cry 5Edit

Documents - Fortuna
Town of Mystery
The town of Fortuna is surrounded by high ramparts, and it has been cut off from the outside world for many years. Perhaps this is the reason for the anachronistic, almost medieval atmosphere within the city walls.
The town is governed by a religious organization known as the Order of the Sword. 99% of the population are devotees.
The Order deifies the Dark Knight Sparda, a being spoken of in various myths around the world, and worships him as their god. Legend tells of Sparda ruling Fortuna as a feudal lord some time in the country's history.
There was once a massive structure in Fortuna that the Order worshipped as a "gate" of sorts, but collapsed years ago as the result of an earthquake. The citizens work to clear away debris from the incident even today.
Some fancy that earthquake to be the act of demons, or divine punishment for the worship of a false god. But in the end, such talk is simply idle gossip.
Still, the truth is that the earthquake led to the demise of the Order's top echelon. The organization is now an autonomous group without a leader, and has shrunk significantly in size.

BackgroundEdit

Fortuna was the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck in Roman mythology. Known as Tyche in Greece. She was responsible for spinning the "Wheel of Fortune" to determine the fates of mankind. The design of Fortuna also seems to draw inspiration from the real life Vatican City in Italy. In the seventh canto of the "Inferno" in the Divine Comedy, Virgil explains the divine role of Fortuna to Dante.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry 4: "God's power no longer resides here. Headquarters has begun to collapse. You have less than 10 minutes to escape."