Inktober 2019 Day 1: Ring

Today's Prompt:

A dark spell from a circle of blood,

    a cursed item with a brutal history,

      a clandestine organization with no name.

        Rings are closed systems, portals to secrets.


Tell us of a ring from your world. What is its story?

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1 Oct, 2019 13:21

Konstantin Viktor Mika
1 Oct, 2019 15:00

Day 1 art:

1 Oct, 2019 20:24

oooh! Love the planet rings!

2 Oct, 2019 00:09

I really like this art style. Cool use of the prompt!

Konstantin Viktor Mika
4 Oct, 2019 09:54

Thank you both!

1 Oct, 2019 15:01
1 Oct, 2019 16:26

Day one art and article! (ART-icle?)

Ring of the Necropolis
Item | Oct 3, 2019

1 Oct, 2019 17:04

Taking the definition of "ring" a bit loosely, here is the "ring of influence" for the vast space empire (a concept in progress).

2 Oct, 2019 01:26

Well done. I liked that =D

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Come see Wanted:Hero
2 Oct, 2019 17:12

Thank you :D

1 Oct, 2019 17:06

The Alabaster Circle, a landmark of unknown origin and purpose.

1 Oct, 2019 20:33

I got re-directed back to your world. Is your page private or something? would like to take a peek at your "ring".

2 Oct, 2019 13:45

Ah thank you, I changed the title slightly and that made that link unavailable. Here's the actual one

1 Oct, 2019 17:16

1 Oct, 2019 17:20
Azra Hawthorne
1 Oct, 2019 17:25

1 Oct, 2019 17:30

We got Rings of Shadow Mask here, and hopefully soon it is accompanied by the article about the Ring of Brothers it is connected to! Lots of rings to me today, it seems! xD

Can I have a cookie? | Come and snoop around Melyria
1 Oct, 2019 17:30

I've done a thing!

Visit Daeliha, Iphars & Khulgran
Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
Hey look, I have a CYOA maybe you wanna play it? :3
Visandar the Unliving
Visandar the Unliving
1 Oct, 2019 17:44

Inktober, day 1:

Journeyman TheDumbOwl
Alex (TheDumbOwl)
1 Oct, 2019 18:25

it begins

gimmie the ring! by TheDumbOwl (Me)

1 Oct, 2019 18:47 a professional cartoonist myself, I LOVE this!!!   Awesome.

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Come see Wanted:Hero
Journeyman TheDumbOwl
Alex (TheDumbOwl)
1 Oct, 2019 18:57

Thank you!!

1 Oct, 2019 20:38

So fun!

1 Oct, 2019 18:37

1 Oct, 2019 18:47

I love this concept! I'm not comfortable sharing my drawings, so Inktober is always super awkward for me, seeing all these talented folks. But WRITING? That's my JAM! Here's my day 1 article, the Ring of the Admiral. I already had an idea for this item, but Day 1 being a ring made it click :) Ring of the Admiral

Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
1 Oct, 2019 18:49

Day 1's art!

1 Oct, 2019 18:52
1 Oct, 2019 19:55

1 Oct, 2019 20:54

We should either make the border on comments for this theme stronger or make the background less transparent.  

Gravehunter's Ring
Item | Mar 7, 2022

Author of Ravare.
1 Oct, 2019 21:20

1 Oct, 2019 21:28

This was fun to begin, more will be added Soon (tm)

The Ring
Settlement | Oct 24, 2019

A city within a crater.

Heffé, worldbuilder of The Hefflings
1 Oct, 2019 21:34

First time trying this out, so let's see how it goes.

1 Oct, 2019 22:45

i might not be doing both articles and art for this challenge, but i figured i'd include a snippet along with the art piece i did for day 1!

Kai Moore-Austen
1 Oct, 2019 22:58

1 Oct, 2019 23:15

Leaves of Fate: The Ring, it's aliveeeeeeee!

"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting the rest of our lives." -Lemony Snicket
1 Oct, 2019 23:18

A Warning to All
Tradition / Ritual | Oct 1, 2019
  I went for ringing of bells rather than an actual ring but that's where the muse went.

1 Oct, 2019 23:51

by Ninne124

Grab your hammer and go worldbuild! :3
Ariel Webster
2 Oct, 2019 00:27

There's so much detail! It looks really good!

4 Oct, 2019 16:50

Thank you ^-^

Grab your hammer and go worldbuild! :3
5 Oct, 2019 13:23

Grab your hammer and go worldbuild! :3
2 Oct, 2019 01:48

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
9 Oct, 2019 19:37

Just to let you know, for me it looks like you left an empty post. If you posted a block link it might not work. Just thought I should let you know since there are people who's block links don't show for others.

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Zeke Lionhart
Luiz Henrique P. de Carvalho
2 Oct, 2019 02:21

Lion's Resolve

Atena Luna
2 Oct, 2019 03:50

Here is my ink drawing! Article to follow (not exactly of the same subject).

Master TheZiv
Jordan Blythe
2 Oct, 2019 04:30

That was a lot of fun! I have so much to learn about writing, but this is a start.

Kelissana Eralyn
2 Oct, 2019 04:58

2 Oct, 2019 05:43

1:31 [Ring]   To quote, “rings are closed systems, portals to secrets.” Who better to personify than the eternal cycle of The Courts of The Kings? Familiar superstition to the Pa’xo’Anman of the North, the lunar phases are shown with their emblems and sigils: the White King depicted as the coiled #rattlesnake; the Red King, the silent copperhead with eyes of fire. The battle rages, the moon turns, blood spills and soil devours.  

2 Oct, 2019 07:49

Etalia Cutlow
2 Oct, 2019 15:05

Ariel Webster
2 Oct, 2019 20:01
2 Oct, 2019 20:14

Master frankdvm
Frank Ansede
2 Oct, 2019 20:16

Richard Bradley
2 Oct, 2019 22:04
3 Oct, 2019 02:52

My world is still in very early development, so everything is in bullet point format, but I've wanted my world to have a planetary ring so this gave me a chance to brainstorm some basic details.

3 Oct, 2019 04:42

slightly late and i'm still drawing more art for it >< but um ring yay!
Compass Sports

~Confused Soup
Sage Innokha
Victoria Stone
3 Oct, 2019 13:41

Aria Grill
Aria Grill
4 Oct, 2019 00:09

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Aria Grill
Aria Grill
4 Oct, 2019 00:09

Hi, your comment is blank, just to let you know

Sage Innokha
Victoria Stone
4 Oct, 2019 02:21

Oh! O.O thanks, this is weird I totally see it as a block link, but if I log out and view this page it looks blank. Hopefully a text link will work? Inktober19' #1: Selka's Ring

Aria Grill
Aria Grill
4 Oct, 2019 00:08

Somehow, I always return to my broken hearted antihero-ish witch, and I love it

Inktober day 1 - Rusalka's Ring
Item | Oct 13, 2019

4 Oct, 2019 03:36

A ring which may or may not be forged from the bones of the original gods of Tilandrial and causes mass destruction when anyone puts it on.

Amara King
4 Oct, 2019 06:04

The Ring of Faith and Fate
Item | Oct 4, 2019
A small, slightly humorous look into one child's homework assignment, a lesson in not insulting people's religions (less they give you homework). It's not so much a story about The Ring of Faith and Fate, itself, as it is just a brief look at what some kid learned from like 5 minutes on the internet.

4 Oct, 2019 09:41

Here's my contribution:

4 Oct, 2019 14:40

Due to technical issues with the block-link, you can find my article here

4 Oct, 2019 14:05

Finally done! I'll catch up yet!

Inktober 1 - Ring by Isaac Thompson

Writer of Tiyu Amara, and The Last Line
4 Oct, 2019 15:05   Sawblades are rings, right?

4 Oct, 2019 15:27
Wilkon Alszegi
5 Oct, 2019 10:04

5 Oct, 2019 12:58
9 Oct, 2019 12:25

Starting my sprint to catch up! Here is my Day 1 prompt! Ring of Orscia

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
9 Oct, 2019 19:40

I get a multipass. Is your article perhaps private?

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
10 Oct, 2019 06:38

It was indeed. Thanks! Wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
10 Oct, 2019 06:48

You are welcome. :)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Eric Ehlers
14 Oct, 2019 23:53
15 Oct, 2019 09:05

A new one enters the ring!

Admin of the WA Codex & Discord

Ethnis | Ko-Fi | Twitter

15 Oct, 2019 14:55

I have chosen to read ring as "Ringleaders" and developed a malicious plutocracy. The Fellowship of Seven

17 Oct, 2019 05:26

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I haven't finished the article yet so there's only this image for this day.

24 Oct, 2019 16:21

For a moment I thought this was all injected with bbcode before I realized it was an image.

Admin of the WA Codex & Discord

Ethnis | Ko-Fi | Twitter

24 Oct, 2019 21:53

hehe XD

Jacob Billings
17 Oct, 2019 18:25

I went with a literal ring, meant to use an older material to make a ring that can aid Mages.

Dune Rings
Item | Oct 17, 2019

18 Oct, 2019 18:28

Finally! I'd be delighted if any of you were to read it and tell me whether you liked it.

Seals of Dusk and Dawn
Item | Oct 20, 2019

Dr Jimothy
Jimmy Shrekson
21 Oct, 2019 20:07

Drew Peppley
22 Oct, 2019 02:18

22 Oct, 2019 23:49

Day1: Ring Yesterday I wrote about the first prompt Ring. I decided to use a Chakram for this. It is a ring-like disc weapon used by the Sikh and others.

22 Oct, 2019 23:58

Day1: Ring Yesterday I wrote about the first prompt Ring. I decided to use a Chakram for this. It is a ring-like disc weapon used by the Sikh and others.

29 Oct, 2019 19:09

Veeery late.

30 Oct, 2019 15:51

Don't have any special lore for this ring

by Snake__Venom

31 Oct, 2019 21:16

Finally got this one done.

31 Oct, 2019 22:13
1 Nov, 2019 14:10

Seek a new dawn, in Malkora!
Check out Antecedents, my entry for On the Shoulders of Giants!
1 Nov, 2019 15:35 Ring!