They become susceptible to diseases that those with Breaths cannot catch. There are also a lot of minor effects caused by the lack of Breath. Drabs cannot be detected by those with Breaths. A person's allure decreases, as does the strength of their immune system. Emotions seem to also be numbed to an extent. A Drab is also incapable of Returning. Many Drabs spend their time trying to earn enough money to buy back a Breath, others--such as some of those that had their Breath given to a Returned--however, cherish their status as a Drab.
If someone is made into a Lifeless before Endowment Returned that person, Endowment's gift of a divine Breath would come down, strike the Lifeless, and 'all kinds of craziness' would occur. They would end up as a 'drab god'.
|Characters||Vasher · Vivenna · Siri · Lightsong · Denth · Susebron · Llarimar · Bluefingers · Blushweaver · Nightblood|
|Places||Hallandren · T'Telir · Idris · Kuth · Huth · Tedradel · Court of Gods|
|Magic||Awakening · BioChromatic Breath · Command · Drab · Heightening· Ichor-alcohol · Lifeless · Returned|
|Mythology and Lore||Endowment · Austrism · Five Scholars · Iridescent Tones · Manywar · Kalad's Phantoms|