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Inktober 2019 Day 2: Mindless

Today's Prompt:

A ritual of the dark moon said to transform creatures into mindless beings.

A state of being which grants them the ability to commune with the dead.


What secrets did they learn from beyond the grave?
What put them into that state?

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Oct 2, 2019 13:51 by Asmod

Oct 2, 2019 13:51
Oct 2, 2019 14:37

A spell used as punishment for severe crimes:

Oct 2, 2019 15:24 by Heliopath
Oct 2, 2019 15:44 by Mihkel Rand

Mindless stabby person

Mindless Stabber by Mihkel Rand

Creator of Lethea and Pekkola

Maker of Maps
Oct 3, 2019 22:54 by Aria Grill

It looks like a evil Russian doll, I love it

Oct 2, 2019 16:00

Vartiger, a town infested by a hive-mind inducing parasite, turning its inhabitants into its mindless drones.

Settlement | Oct 15, 2022

A town of lost souls, where bodies of the lost work tirelessly for their master

Oct 2, 2019 16:05 by Catoblepon

I've done a thing! Fish-eaters

Visit Daeliha, Iphars, Khulgran & Shattered
Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Oct 2, 2019 16:17 by Low-Life in High Orbit

Day 2: Broken Android  

Oct 2, 2019 16:30

Oct 2, 2019 17:00

Oct 2, 2019 18:09 by Visandar the Unliving

Oct 2, 2019 18:34 by Alex (TheDumbOwl)

These royal types sure love to run their gob without putting any thought into it.  

blahblah, blah! by TheDumbOwl (Me)

Ahoy hoy! Have a happy day! Check out my world Vertinall!
Oct 2, 2019 19:16 by Sierra Brown


Stinger Drone - Top Down
Varkesh Stinger Drone - Top Down by Sierra Brown

Oct 2, 2019 19:51 by AP.

Oct 2, 2019 20:07 by Ariel Webster

Fun fact it's referencing an old article I did a while back (not my submission just related to the pic)

Oct 2, 2019 20:13 by Gary

Here is mine

Oct 2, 2019 20:17

Oct 2, 2019 20:43 by Lengna Olio

Arvid Ducher finally getting around to expanding on him was nice. all i had down on this article before today was that he was another character's dad, and that he had been in some sort of accident.

~Confused Soup
Oct 2, 2019 20:47 by Eidal (former Etalia) Louwatt

Oct 2, 2019 21:24 by MappingDragon
Oct 2, 2019 21:26 by Kai

Oct 2, 2019 21:59 by Heffé

My Day 2: The Ring - The Mindless Era
It is in the same article of The Ring, as it is a section with added lore about this Region of the world, which I am focusing on for Inktober

Heffé, worldbuilder of The Hefflings
Oct 2, 2019 22:00

by Ninne124

Grab your hammer and go worldbuild! :3
Oct 2, 2019 22:48 by Laurabones

Hassan Dak
Military Formation | Nov 6, 2019
Got the basics of my idea down at least.

Oct 2, 2019 23:01 by John Rivers

Here we go!

Species | Oct 5, 2019

Mindless, we think.

Mindless robots recognized as the first space-born life form with a poem I wrote!

Oct 2, 2019 23:35

Oct 3, 2019 00:15 by Damion Otter
Oct 3, 2019 03:03 by M Kelley
Oct 3, 2019 03:04 by M Kelley

An eternal cycle of service and betrayal, the Bannerbearers represent the First and Last Quarter moons in Pa'xo'Anman storytelling traditions.

Oct 3, 2019 03:09 by Drake
Oct 3, 2019 03:09

"...Regardless of what you call them, they are as much a part of nature as the grass beneath your feet..." - Criella Stayanoga, Prime Natural Historian of the Lussonia Archives  

Species | Oct 3, 2019

Oct 3, 2019 03:17 by Grace Gittel Lewis


Oct 3, 2019 03:25 by Atena Luna

Finished day 2!

Oct 3, 2019 03:53

I wanted to do more but I'm not feeling the best and can't focus.

Oct 3, 2019 04:22

Motes of Chaos 2 (IT ‘19)
Generic article | Oct 3, 2019
I might tweak the article name or fix messy wording if I find it but the gist of stuff’s all there!

Oct 3, 2019 04:43 by Luiz Henrique P. de Carvalho

Just some random skeleton. Was short of ideas today :<

Oct 3, 2019 05:09 by Andrew
Oct 3, 2019 06:13 by Kelissana Eralyn

Oct 3, 2019 11:35 by Camilla S

No art for today's thing yet, but I did some work on something that will be relevant in my NaNoWriMo story so that's a win:

Item | Oct 4, 2019

A way to numb the mind

Oct 3, 2019 11:57 by Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)

I managed to not only include mindless beigs, but also a ritual under a dark moon and communicating with the dead. :D

Dream Moss
Species | Jul 9, 2021

Dream moss is a poisonous moss used by the shamans of the Northern Clans.

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Oct 3, 2019 12:16

Oct 3, 2019 13:34 by Kai Moore-Austen

I finished mine last night but forgot to post it! Have my article about Vises Nocma,

Oct 3, 2019 16:55 by Frank Ansede

Oct 3, 2019 20:09 by Lenosallose

Generic article | Feb 10, 2020

Lenothropy is first and foremost a state of mind.

Please visit Miand'Mésvéstell.
"If you look upon the stars, know that you look upon a light of the past."
Oct 3, 2019 21:04

Oct 4, 2019 05:04 by Silver

An anesthetic derivative, meant more for torture and leaves the subject unable to move.

Oct 4, 2019 06:01 by Amara King

Ethnicity | Oct 4, 2019

Kavenai "spirit-talkers", they are said to be able to commune with the spirits of the deceased.

I think I misunderstood the prompt. Mine goes less in the "mindless" direction and more just answers the sentence "A state of being which grants them the ability to commune with the dead."

Oct 4, 2019 09:42

This one was hard, but I quite like the end result:

Oct 4, 2019 14:46

Due to technical issues, please find my article here in the meantime

Oct 4, 2019 15:49

Oct 5, 2019 00:44 by Andrew Daly

Oct 5, 2019 01:12

Oct 5, 2019 04:42 by Isaac A. Thompson

Take some time to reflect while doing a task that takes no thought

Inktober 2 - Mindless by Isaac Thompson

Writer of Tiyu Amara, and The Last Line
Oct 5, 2019 06:57 by Azra Hawthorne

Oct 5, 2019 10:04 by Wilkon Alszegi

Oct 5, 2019 12:56

I went a lot less dark with this than the prompt... which is fine because I'm in love with the result. Forgetful Sprite

Oct 5, 2019 14:31 by Victoria Stone

Inktober19' #2: Meidesum

Oct 5, 2019 21:32 by Sloqush
Oct 7, 2019 02:39 by Richard Bradley

Here's day two, finally!

Summoning Spell Guide
Generic article | Oct 7, 2019

ricky -- 25 years old -- he/him, fae/faer, tiger/tigers pronouns -- current project: novanati rebuilt
Oct 9, 2019 03:03 by theTraveler

Oct 14, 2019 23:59 by Eric Ehlers
Oct 16, 2019 20:51

Greetings everyone! I may be a little late for the prompt, but nevertheless I worked on some major improvements to my article on automata, the (mostly) mindless creations of man.

Species | Oct 16, 2019

Independently acting machines.

Oct 17, 2019 18:55 by Jacob Billings

The second spell I've had the pleasure to make. Slightly different from the main uses of Blood Magic

Mindless Motion
Spell | Oct 17, 2019

Oct 19, 2019 20:48

Way late, but Inktober day 2 prompt complete!  

Species | May 19, 2020

Oct 21, 2019 20:09 by Jimmy Shrekson

Oct 22, 2019 02:27 by Drew Peppley

Oct 22, 2019 12:02 by Techno

I went with a ritual and explanation how undead came back into the world.

Hel's Sanction
Tradition / Ritual | Oct 22, 2019

Oct 24, 2019 01:18 by Melissa White

Day 2: Mindless Today I decided to write a condition involving a parasite. I called them Manari, they are drones that control a host body.

Oct 29, 2019 19:11

Still as late.

Oct 31, 2019 22:17
Nov 1, 2019 08:04 by Snake Venom

This is more a fan drawing of CarbotAnimations version of StarCraft mobs, but what is more mindless then someone being controlled?

by Snake__Venom

Nov 1, 2019 14:27 by Polina "Line" Arteev

Some revision and revisiting to a Summer Camp article for this one.

Seek a new dawn, in Malkora!
Craft a bright new world, in Ayun Sovos!
The Feral Sovereign returns for Summer Camp 2024!
Nov 1, 2019 15:37 by Terry-Lynn L Mindless!