Monday, September 6, 2010
The World Disk
Though they live on an artificial island high above the ocean, the residents of Upside do not want for fresh water. Scattered about the World Disk are a full score of ancient wells, a legacy of Stormhaven’s original residents. Made of the same alien material as the Disk, they seem to reach down inside of it, perhaps into some other plane of existence. Lowered buckets never touch bottom, regardless of the length of rope attached. Sages speculate that the wells are portals directly linked to an extra planar sea, or even the Elemental Plan of Water, but no one has ever discovered a method of crossing them and returning safely. To supplement the wells, most households have barrels set outside to collect water from the frequent storms that pass over the city. This is done more out of convenience than from any real need.