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Inktober 2019 Day 8: Frail

Today's Prompt:

Some condition plagues the body, sapping its resistance.
It's a dark omen manifesting as sallow skin, splintering bone, and frail build.
It might be the cause of natural law or the result of a dark ritual.
What condition can sap the strength from even the strongest warrior?

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Oct 8, 2019 15:16

This prompt gave me the chance to write about a really interesting disease that can affect rune casters in my world. You can read about it here  

Oct 8, 2019 15:54 by Catoblepon

I've done a quick thing!

Krisna ball
Item | Oct 8, 2019
If the block doesn't wanna work -> Krisna ball

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 8, 2019 16:22 by Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)

For the frail prompt I added a sidebar section in yesterday's article. It's called The Storyteller.

The Enchanted Inn
Building / Landmark | Jul 15, 2023

One of the most popular establishments in Miraiy.

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Oct 8, 2019 17:07


Oct 9, 2019 01:24 by Amy Winters-Voss

ooh! you finished it! Testho's face rocks!

Author of the Liminal Chronicles urban fantasy series | Author Website
Oct 9, 2019 16:27


Oct 8, 2019 18:25

Skeletal Staircase
Building / Landmark | Oct 8, 2019

Co-creator of the fantasy worlds Isekai & Seireitei
Co-creator of the TTRPG System Storybook
Oct 8, 2019 20:47 by Visandar the Unliving

This undead creature, is a brittle skeleton, wich releases deadly spores upon destruction  

Oct 9, 2019 01:29 by Amy Winters-Voss

Such beautiful destructive capabilites.

Author of the Liminal Chronicles urban fantasy series | Author Website
Oct 9, 2019 17:10 by Visandar the Unliving

Thank you very much, fellow worldbuilder :)

Oct 8, 2019 20:51 by Kelissana Eralyn

Very busy today, but I got a little bit of free time to make this short article.

Oct 8, 2019 21:34 by Ariel Webster

  (btw I've started adding descriptions to these pictures so you can see what articles they are referencing)

Oct 9, 2019 01:34 by Amy Winters-Voss

oh I love this creature!

Author of the Liminal Chronicles urban fantasy series | Author Website
Oct 8, 2019 22:25 by MappingDragon
Oct 9, 2019 00:13 by Luiz Henrique P. de Carvalho

Elven size

When most humans began to regroup and rebuild after the Calamity, a few of them preferred to follow their new beliefs to the letter and stay in smaller groups, living a life closer to nature. They found that Wind magic was very useful for their lifestyle, and through the generations, this type of magic transformed these groups into true predators, the Elves, as is the Wind element's characteristic.
Feel kinda bad putting elves in the frail prompt, but oh well, they're not exactly tough xD

Oct 9, 2019 01:35 by Amy Winters-Voss

Frail doesn't have to be super frail. Such a great elf BTW!

Author of the Liminal Chronicles urban fantasy series | Author Website
Oct 9, 2019 04:02 by Luiz Henrique P. de Carvalho

Hehe, thanks! :D

Oct 9, 2019 01:04 by Amy Winters-Voss

Reworked this one - to hide secrets and have a clickable reveal for one the character chooses to share.

Nakamura Hisako
Character | Oct 5, 2023

Nonogawa's protective busybody. Has many secrets!

Author of the Liminal Chronicles urban fantasy series | Author Website
Oct 9, 2019 01:11 by Jaime Buckley
Oct 9, 2019 01:11 by Jaime Buckley

Storyteller, Cartoonist,..pretty awesome friend =)
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Oct 9, 2019 01:36 by Amy Winters-Voss

ROTFL - love this!!

Author of the Liminal Chronicles urban fantasy series | Author Website
Oct 9, 2019 01:37

Oct 9, 2019 02:40 by Jordan Blythe
Oct 9, 2019 03:24 by Grace Gittel Lewis

More sketching! A frail arm!

Oct 9, 2019 07:17 by Asmod

Oct 9, 2019 12:35

Welllllll at least I've got number 8 done on time... Barely. Petrify

Oct 9, 2019 14:27

A condition that gives Blomarians a fear that not even death can come close to, Siphoned Music is the dreadful result of a Musicalich who has been fed.

Oct 9, 2019 20:52 by Kai

Oct 9, 2019 21:13 by R. Dylon Elder
Oct 10, 2019 00:38 by Atena Luna

Oct 12, 2019 02:52 by Andrew Daly

What could possibly go wrong during a field study in the jungle?

Inktober VIII: Frail
Generic article | Oct 12, 2019

Oct 12, 2019 07:31 by Isaac A. Thompson

A powerful, but frail, important duke!

Inktober 8 - Frail by Isaac Thompson

Writer of Tiyu Amara, and The Last Line
Oct 12, 2019 12:14 by AP.

Artwork to be added!

Oct 12, 2019 12:25

Oct 13, 2019 01:58

Another small article. I need to figure out if I'm going to have anyway to reverse or prevent this condition.

Oct 13, 2019 09:56   ...probably the weirdest thing I've ever written. I probably shouldn't worldbuild at 2am.

Oct 15, 2019 00:10 by Eric Ehlers
Oct 15, 2019 14:21

Oct 16, 2019 23:57 by M Kelley

8:31 [FRAIL] : All in all, the folk who have thrived within the hard territories of the Inbound Lands are a strong people, and those who live to an advanced age are considered a gift of wisdom and knowledge to the community, and play vital roles in mentoring the young, caring for the home, and speaking for the land.  

Oct 17, 2019 18:59 by Victoria Stone

Inktober19' #8: House Lirryne

Oct 18, 2019 13:08 by Dragon

Still working on the article so only screencap


Oct 21, 2019 18:53 by Jacob Billings

A sonnet for the frail:

Prose | Oct 21, 2019

Oct 22, 2019 02:57 by Drew Peppley

Oct 22, 2019 20:26

A weapon that carries all manner of nasty diseases,capable of making even the hardiest body weak and deathly.

The Blade of Rot
Item | Sep 10, 2022

A large, curved blade cursed with spreading debilitating diseases

Oct 23, 2019 00:31 by Damion Otter

Running out of time so I did 3 in 1!

Queen's Handle
Item | Jun 19, 2024

Author of Ravare.
Oct 24, 2019 18:49 by Alex (TheDumbOwl)


Ahoy hoy! Have a happy day! Check out my world Vertinall!
Oct 25, 2019 13:12

The fail and infirm are welcome here.

Building / Landmark | Oct 25, 2019

Oct 26, 2019 19:45 by Jimmy Shrekson

Mums in 1900s/2000s: Timmy you numpty drink some milk or your bones will be weaker than your grandma's spine! hippittyhoppittythechgletspeoplebepropertyhippittyhoppittythechgletspeoplebepropertyhippittyhoppittythechgletspeoplebepropertyhippittyhoppittythechgletspeoplebeproperty Mums in 2300s+: OH NO TIMMY WHO GAVE YOU THAT MILK OH TIMMY NO MY POOR TIMMY WILL NEVER WALK AGAIN OH WHY!? thelirisdoomedtofailandisonlyheldupbyfearofhumanityliterallyalltheCHGneedstodotomakeitcollapseisstopbeingsooverjoyedatanyopportunitytoclearplanetsofalienpopulations

Oct 28, 2019 00:49 by Melissa White

Day 8: Frail I described a form of osteoporosis that has begun affecting the Sky Gomes.

Oct 29, 2019 23:19

Fragile, crystalline being, vessels of a power completely beyond them, Nightfolks manage to be one of the most in-sight species of my world while being one of the less numerous.

Oct 31, 2019 22:28
Nov 1, 2019 08:09 by Snake Venom

A frail plant growing its offspring

by Snake__Venom

Nov 1, 2019 15:42 by Terry-Lynn L