Voyage into Oblivion
Fount of the World
The most commonly-believed world model is that the continents and the ocean rests upon a fountain in the garden of the gods. The oceans all spill over the edges of the fountain, which is why most sailors refused to travel too far out from Iosco. Fountains are an important religious symbol for people following most deities. At the center of each town, one can find a fountain of some sort. Many maps also happen to be fountains with the continents rising just above the surface of the water.
Most of the maps contained within Iosco are actually incorrect due to the lack of exploration of the world. A few of the older fountain maps only have the continent of Iosco portrayed. An uncountable number of others do not have Arenac represented at all.
Other theories of the world’s form have been entertained, as well. Some believe that the world is a disc resting on the back of a turtle, some believe that the world is a giant temple to their god, and others believe that it is simply flat and never-ending. There is a small minority of people that believe that the world is spherical in shape, but they are dismissed as insane extremists.