Zombies are a type of living dead creature
slightly similar to a vampire. They are soulless mindless cannibalistic
killing machines that are the reanimated rotting corpses of
humans. They're merely human bodies devoid of mind, and soul with
just an inkling of instinct to drive their horrific existence. Like vampires they are composed
out of a unique type of paranormal cancer like cell which is the main reason for their
immortality, or rather their potential immortality since they rot to
nothing in a matter of years. In the case of zombies their cells are closer to
cancer which causes cellular necrosis making their biological structures
unstable as opposed to vampires stable cell matrix.
The first zombie was created by accident in approximately 4129 BC when a new mystical embalming process was used on a
prominent member of an ancient Sumerian community who was actually still alive
since they didn't have the medical knowledge to know he was actually in a
deep coma falling near the edge of death.
As the man died his body reacted with the unique set of magical ingredients backed
by various spells which were intended to potentially resurrect him to an
immortal life on Earth. Instead the embalming process induced Zombification or the birth of the supernatural Zombie
virus as we know it today. They assumed the experiment was a
failure yet he rose from his grave
three days after burial pale as sheet, and looking dead as a door
nail. He staggered about wildly making groaning sounds with a
crazed look in his eyes. The first zombie proceeded to randomly cannibalize the
community, and they were helpless to stop this seemingly unstoppable
monster. He was eventually destroyed by the fiery torches of an angry mob
which completely incinerated his walking dead corpse. Unfortunately he
managed to bite several people which passed on the new zombie virus to
them through his saliva.
acting supernatural virus killed the living within minutes, and within
an hour they rose forth as mindless cannibal killing machines.
can happen to any human or animal but when an animal becomes a zombie it lacks
the ability to pass it on to anything but another of it's own
species. So a human based zombie can pass on the virus to any
living being, except for most other supernatural beings, but an animal
zombie bite is mostly harmless unless it's another of it's kind.
However it will make humans, and unrelated animals sick to an
extent. The reasons for that are not known but it's a good thing
since animals could spread this stuff like wildfire across the
planet. The main carrier of the virus is saliva since biting is
the main offensive move of a zombie. However one can contract the
zombification viral infection through contact with blood, rotting zombie
tissues, and even prolonged exposure in a small space where zombies have
decayed for quite some time. So the virus can be airborne but it
harmless in the outdoors. Water supplies such as wells can become
contaminated as well. However large city supplies, and bodies of
water should be safe even if a zombie dies within the murky depths.
would technically be immortal if not for the slow decay of their rotting flesh.
If no other being damages a zombie it will most likely live no longer than 3
years at the most assuming it eats no human flesh. A continuous supply of
human flesh, and blood slows down their decay considerably and they then could live up to 7
years. The consuming of living flesh fuels the zombie virus
making them more rabid, and powerful. Some who practice the dark arts create loyal immortal
living dead servant drones through a magical stasis like state that halts the
necrosis. These, and other Zombies can easily be put under the
control of a powerful practitioner of magic due to the blank minds of
the zombified ones. Such zombies can sometimes defy normal zombie behavior,
and be even more unpredictable.
Most zombies these days are
raised from their graves via the dark mystical arts, and it's almost
always based on the original zombie virus creation of 4129 BC.
Very powerful individuals will engage in mass zombification of entire cemeteries.
In some cases a powerful individual with necromancy powers may bring
back the dead without spells, and potions, but then their existence is
tied to that person which makes them more vulnerable. The rarest
zombies are the ones tied directly to the original virus as it was
passed on from Zombie Zero, the first zombie mentioned above, to other
individuals. Despite zombie hunters, and supernatural warriors
taking on the walking dead menace one can always get away to pass it
on. Every so often cryptozoologists identify a zombie that is
clearly a carrier of the original virus. These zombies are the
most powerful of all.
If a living human contracts
the zombie virus then they will die within minutes, and within hours they will resurrect as a blood thirsty zombie.
The only exception is those who contract the original passed down zombie
virus of 4129 BC. In that case they will take 3 days to rise after
they die within minutes. Also keep in mind there can be a window
of several hours between a zombie bite, and full contraction of the
zombification disease. Zombies lose all
memories they had as a human, and have no link to the soul of the now shell of a
body. So a person is not liable in the Heavenly realms for any
atrocities their zombie body commits after they die. The body runs
on pure instinct which drives them to seek out live human flesh, and also draw
together with fellow zombies to use numbers as a hunting tactic.
Zombies will eat animals as well but it will fuel the zombie virus to a
much lesser extent, and zombies aren't quick enough to catch most
animals. Zombies are about twice to thrice as strong as
normal humans although their flesh can be easily damaged giving humans a distinct advantage.
However a zombie will only die if you destroy the brain, behead them, or
completely incinerate their bodies. Religious artifacts, such as
holy water, will almost never work since they aren't demon based.
However if a demon has a hand in their existence then they can be
vulnerable to such countermeasures. Guns, sharp implements, fire,
and even strong acids are the only way to go when dealing with hoards of
stagger about like a drunk or a baby just learning to walk. They
usually move slowly but can walk very fast if they spot a human. Clearly
running is one advantage over a zombie but their real danger is when
they gather into groups called hoards. Their numbers can easily
overwhelm a human or even a group of seasoned zombie hunters. If
you spot a zombie please call your local zombie slayers or other
paranormal professionals to contain the problem. The government
will generally laugh at you so dialing 911 would probably be futile.