Monday, April 9, 2012

Candy Zombies


Originally the flight of fantasy of a deranged alchemist with a sweet tooth, candy zombies now seem to be produced continuously in small quantities in the City by parties unknown. These poorly-formed, jelly confection figures aren’t actually undead but resemble zombies in their shambling, occasional moaning, and slack-jawed, vacant stares.

Candy zombies are prepared at the size of about 1.5 inches, however, they grow to roughly man-size over the next 24 hours if prepared properly. They can move their limbs from a few minutes after creation, but don’t take their first steps until they are perhaps 10 hours old. When fully grown, they are like normal zombies in most respects, except that they are susceptible to water--a river or fire hose can dissolve them in 2-20 minutes.

Perhaps the strangest danger of the candy zombies is in their exquisite sweetness. Any human that gets a taste of the candy zombie’s substance (whether by an accidental bite during a grapple or purposefully) must make a saving throw vs. disease or become addict to the taste of candy zombie, willing to do anything to obtain more unless cured by magical means.

9 comments:

Alexander Osias said...

So these things run around looking for brains, and then try to bite humans?

Or are they more like the Voodoun zombies?

Trey said...

They're not brain seekers. They're like standard D&D zombies.

Matt said...

Though I hear they're hard to catch, but easy to trick.

Trey said...

Ha! I've heard that, too.

Needles said...

Makes you wonder about those "jelly babies" the Doctor always kept doesn't it

Zombiecowboy said...

Neat, I love the addiction part.

Trey said...

@Needles - Indeed.

@Zombiecowboy - Yeah, that was the bit that made me decide to write it. The relatively novel twist.

Justin S. Davis said...

I bet the bear-shaped ones have more HD....

garrisonjames said...

It's amazing what a little sprinkle of White Powder can do...even when you're not in Wermspittle...