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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8 Oct, 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  

8 Oct, 2019 15:54

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
Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
Hey look, I have a CYOA maybe you wanna play it? :3
Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
8 Oct, 2019 16:22

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

The Enchanted Inn
Building / Landmark | Jul 22, 2021

One of the most popular establishments in Miraiy.

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


9 Oct, 2019 01:24

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

9 Oct, 2019 16:27


8 Oct, 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
Visandar the Unliving
Visandar the Unliving
8 Oct, 2019 20:47

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

9 Oct, 2019 01:29

Such beautiful destructive capabilites.

Visandar the Unliving
Visandar the Unliving
9 Oct, 2019 17:10

Thank you very much, fellow worldbuilder :)

Kelissana Eralyn
8 Oct, 2019 20:51

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

Ariel Webster
8 Oct, 2019 21:34

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

9 Oct, 2019 01:34

oh I love this creature!

Zeke Lionhart
Luiz Henrique P. de Carvalho
9 Oct, 2019 00:13

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

9 Oct, 2019 01:35

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

Zeke Lionhart
Luiz Henrique P. de Carvalho
9 Oct, 2019 04:02

Hehe, thanks! :D

9 Oct, 2019 01:04

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

Nakamura Hisako
Character | Feb 3, 2023

Nonogawa's protective busybody. Has many secrets!

9 Oct, 2019 01:11
9 Oct, 2019 01:11

Your New Author Friend =)
Come see Wanted:Hero
9 Oct, 2019 01:36

ROTFL - love this!!

9 Oct, 2019 01:37

Master TheZiv
Jordan Blythe
9 Oct, 2019 02:40
Sage Timepool
Garrett Grace Lewis
9 Oct, 2019 03:24

More sketching! A frail arm!

9 Oct, 2019 07:17

9 Oct, 2019 12:35

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

9 Oct, 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.

Atena Luna
10 Oct, 2019 00:38

Andrew Daly
12 Oct, 2019 02:52

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

Inktober VIII: Frail
Generic article | Oct 12, 2019

12 Oct, 2019 07:31

A powerful, but frail, important duke!

Inktober 8 - Frail by Isaac Thompson

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

Artwork to be added!

12 Oct, 2019 12:25

13 Oct, 2019 01:58

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

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

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

16 Oct, 2019 23:57

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.  

Sage Innokha
Victoria Stone
17 Oct, 2019 18:59

Inktober19' #8: House Lirryne

18 Oct, 2019 13:08

Still working on the article so only screencap


19 Oct, 2019 19:11

Theldor the Great
Character | Sep 16, 2021

Creator of the dark fantasy world of Melior
Latest Work:
Gauntlet - my shiniest article this year!
Jacob Billings
21 Oct, 2019 18:53

A sonnet for the frail:

Prose | Oct 21, 2019

Drew Peppley
22 Oct, 2019 02:57

22 Oct, 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

23 Oct, 2019 00:31

Running out of time so I did 3 in 1!

Queen's Handle
Item | Oct 23, 2019

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


25 Oct, 2019 13:12

The fail and infirm are welcome here.

Building / Landmark | Oct 25, 2019

Dr Jimothy
Jimmy Shrekson
26 Oct, 2019 19:45

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

28 Oct, 2019 00:49

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

29 Oct, 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.

31 Oct, 2019 22:28
1 Nov, 2019 08:09

A frail plant growing its offspring

by Snake__Venom

1 Nov, 2019 15:42