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Inktober 2019 Day 3: Bait

Today's Prompt:

A playful name for the unfortunate character who drew the short straw.

A floral material used to lure in a particular monster, or the age-old

tradition of gathering your cadre to hunt the monster down.

Bait is used to draw something out. What is it? What does it summon?


Tell us of some bait from your world. What is its story?

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Oct 3, 2019 13:17

Oct 3, 2019 14:44 by Catoblepon

I've done a thing! Stunkill bait

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 3, 2019 15:54 by Asmod

Oct 3, 2019 18:08 by Mihkel Rand

I had quite a lot of trouble coming up with something for this and I ended up writing a poem in Estonian with a translation next to it Sööt

Creator of Lethea and Pekkola

Maker of Maps
Oct 3, 2019 18:12 by AP.

Oct 3, 2019 18:33 by MappingDragon
Oct 3, 2019 19:17 by Visandar the Unliving

Drawing for the third day of inktober :d

Oct 3, 2019 19:43 by Lengna Olio

Battle for Zavi

~Confused Soup
Oct 3, 2019 19:45 by Lengna Olio

This prompt actually made me work on two articles, but this was the one i felt was best fitting as it actually talked about the bait portion. the other article was the bait itself, it needed love too ;p

~Confused Soup
Oct 3, 2019 19:55

Third prose for the third day:

The hunter and the prey
Prose | Oct 3, 2019

Oct 3, 2019 20:20 by Camilla S

Meet the Runners of the Nightfeather Lodge - specifically chosen to lure the guards away from the scene of crime:

Nightfeather Task Force Roles
Generic article | Oct 4, 2019

Different roles for different skill sets when doing shady missions on the wrong side of the law

Oct 3, 2019 20:20

Oct 3, 2019 20:37 by Ariel Webster
Oct 3, 2019 21:14 by Alex (TheDumbOwl)

Those pesky press will sell any old rubbish for a few coins

gotcha, hook line and sinka by TheDumbOwl (Me)

Ahoy hoy! Have a happy day! Check out my world Vertinall!
Oct 3, 2019 21:32

Oct 3, 2019 21:59 by Kai

Oct 3, 2019 22:25 by Kai Moore-Austen   A weapon left behind from a major battle, left by the enemy to punish those who go near it.

Oct 4, 2019 02:37 by Damion Otter

Author of Ravare.
Oct 4, 2019 04:09 by Atena Luna

Oct 4, 2019 04:19 by Amy Winters-Voss

Character | Oct 5, 2023

A ki draining semi sentient slime

Whew! got this one done before I crashed for the night - writing a back story and a little art!

Author of the Liminal Chronicles urban fantasy series | Author Website
Oct 4, 2019 04:39 by M Kelley

3:31 [Bait] : The Old Gods still rule the North, their temptations great and their mercies few.  

Oct 4, 2019 05:45

Warning, this article contains mature content:

Cultists’ Giant Lures (IT ‘19)
Tradition / Ritual | Oct 4, 2019

Oct 4, 2019 05:58 by Amara King

Bait Runners
Military Formation | Oct 4, 2019
This one's a bit short, but it'll do until I figure out more about the Raiders as a whole

Oct 4, 2019 06:11 by Luiz Henrique P. de Carvalho

Shrewleon trap

Oct 4, 2019 07:23 by Kelissana Eralyn

Oct 4, 2019 08:00

The northern orcs's coming of age tradition:

Oct 4, 2019 08:35 by Low-Life in High Orbit

Day 3: Pirate bait  

Oct 4, 2019 09:43

I used an archaic meaning of the word bait to inspire day's three prompt:

Oct 4, 2019 13:15

It seems there are some technical issues with my block link, so (hopefully) here is the article

Oct 4, 2019 13:03 by Heffé

My Day 3 addition to The Ring: The Ring: The Baited

Heffé, worldbuilder of The Hefflings
Oct 4, 2019 13:14

Oct 4, 2019 13:37

A little late but here we are :)  

False Children
Species | Oct 9, 2019

Oct 4, 2019 18:24

Accidentally deleted so had to remake:

Women's Temperance Lodge
Organization | Oct 4, 2019

Oct 4, 2019 18:39 by Gary

I'm late, but here's day 3

Oct 4, 2019 23:36 by Sloqush
Oct 5, 2019 01:53 by John Rivers

Took me long enough.

Oct 5, 2019 03:05 by theTraveler

Oct 5, 2019 04:18

Oct 5, 2019 04:38 by John Rivers

When in doubt, have an apocalypse! When Earth Went Dark

Oct 5, 2019 05:19

I just got a great idea to make a dragon species based on juvenile copperheads, which have brightly colored tails to bait prey to come close enough to strike. This is what I've got so far.

Oct 5, 2019 07:22 by Azra Hawthorne

Oct 5, 2019 12:55

Wellp, I've got the basics for this article, at least. How to Ride a Wampalo

Oct 5, 2019 13:21

Species | Jun 6, 2022

A spirit that resides in water streams, rivers and lakes. They imitate a person's loved one to lure them in.

Grab your hammer and go worldbuild! :3
Oct 6, 2019 14:30 by Isaac A. Thompson

Two criminals lying in wait, presumably having just set a trap! :P

Inktober 3 - Bait by Isaac Thompson

Writer of Tiyu Amara, and The Last Line
Oct 6, 2019 15:32 by Victoria Stone

Inktober19' #3: Aknin

Oct 7, 2019 05:56 by Wilkon Alszegi

Oct 11, 2019 03:00 by Silver

My lycanthrope younglings:   Bait-man

Oct 15, 2019 00:02 by Eric Ehlers
Oct 18, 2019 00:50 by Jacob Billings

Combined art-article today:

Aurora Angler
Species | Oct 18, 2019

Oct 21, 2019 20:10 by Jimmy Shrekson

Oct 22, 2019 02:34 by Drew Peppley

Oct 24, 2019 13:25 by Richard Bradley

Spell | Oct 24, 2019
  Here's bait!

ricky -- 25 years old -- he/him, fae/faer, tiger/tigers pronouns -- current project: novanati rebuilt
Oct 24, 2019 14:54

A place that baits travelers into its cosy establishment, the Houses of the Public are the heart and soul of any countryside village.

House of the Public
Building / Landmark | Oct 24, 2019

Oct 26, 2019 01:38 by Melissa White

Day 3: Bait Today I decided to do a post about a creature that baits its prey, an orchid mantis.

Oct 29, 2019 19:12

Some sun bait, quite as late as most of what I write.

Oct 31, 2019 22:20
Nov 1, 2019 08:05 by Snake Venom

The classic trap doesn't need a lot of bait

by Snake__Venom

Nov 1, 2019 15:07 by Polina "Line" Arteev

Tore Tree
Species | Sep 11, 2023

Seek a new dawn, in Malkora!
Craft a bright new world, in Ayun Sovos!
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Nov 1, 2019 15:38 by Terry-Lynn L Bait and Ring all in one : D