Gnomevember 2021 day 26

Today’s prompt being “Duel!”

Duels absolutely happen between the Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome” but are uncommon, held as a last resort in emotionally-charged conflicts. Most Gnomes tend to settle things logically and practically, and dueling is technically illegal. The Crown highly discourages them and in the noble/wealthy class, any dueling parties who are caught are always arrested. For the most part in the lower class areas, local law enforcement turns a blind eye to such matters – preferring to let such disputes resolve themselves instead of getting their own hands dirty, when they do (again, infrequently) occur.

I imagine these two are relatives, arguing over who’s going to have control over certain parts of their family’s situation, after an older relative has passed – all formal-meetings and lawyered-paperwork attempts at resolution having failed.

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Full prompt list here 🍄 (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 10

Today’s prompt being “The Tooth Gnome/Partners.” So, a tooth-faerie sprite has enlisted some Gnomish assistance in their work. …..Looks like it’s going well, yeah?

This would also normally be World Building Wednesday for “Tock the Gnome,” but as I mentioned to my patrons, I’ve suspended/elevated world building posts for the month – there’s a LOT of world building opportunities in these prompts, so instead of just having one day per week set aside for that, I’ll be scattering world building notes throughout the entire month instead!

And on that note, this exact partnership is technically possible in that realm (thus the use of the same kind of sprite I draw in the comic) BUT not exactly likely. The beings of that realm do not have the same tooth rituals we humans do. It is, however, possible for one of these sprites – who are closer in substance to the primordial energy of all Faerie – to enlist the help of a more embodied faerie being if they need it. This happens rarely, since they themselves are able to take physical form if they need to. If it does come to this, the being approached would need to consent to the work, and then is magicked to forget it once the work is over.

Not sure yet if this has happened before in any way that impacts the main plot or the characters. We shall see 🧚‍♀️💕

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Full prompt list here 🍄 (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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dElfcember, “Centaur”

Almost last of the prompt list catchup posts, I think (there’s one more from earlier in the month, and the next few, including what’s technically today’s, will be up later in this week – just a day or so off, each).

So. Here’s a Centaur of “Tock the Gnome,” having physically manifested to hunt and gotten into a disagreement with a smaller faerie. Luckily this Elf stepped in to try and smooth things over. May all three go about their day peacefully – and may yours go peacefully, too!

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

More on the Elves of “Tock the Gnome” here.

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