The land area of most of Fountainworld's main continent is covered with spa-like mineral springs. Fountainworld's water is said to have medicinal qualities of great magnitude, though analysis reveals nothing more than unusual purity. Nevertheless, tourists flock to Fountainworld from all over this area to enjoy the gentle climate, plush hotels, and, of course, the waters.
Most of the economic power rests in the hands of the descendants of the original Human settlers, even though the Orions have developed much of the planet's tourism. The native Fountainworlders have managed to keep the Orions from gaining too much political power by playing the Orion families against each other.
Colourful Fountainworld vegetation
Tourists on Fountainworld