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Natural Fortress

8th Oct 2017, 6:56 PM
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Grey Garou 9th Oct 2017, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Grey Garou
So, do these zombie have a limit to how long they can go wandering around before their flesh decomposes to the point of them just falling apart?
The Letter M 9th Oct 2017, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
The Letter M
The harsh Australian sun bakes it to them like mummies after a while.
Grey Garou 10th Oct 2017, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Grey Garou
I see. But I would also think that it would harden their dehydrated flesh and severely limit their mobility. That's obviously not the case with those werewolf-like critters.

As far as I know there's three natural ways to prevent or delay the decomposition process in unliving meat. Dehydration (also called jerking), salting, or extreme cold. I don't mean to nitpick or criticize your storytelling, I just like to dive into details sometimes.
The Letter M 10th Oct 2017, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
The Letter M
OOh it does. They stiffen up but they're also inhumanly strong so they just crack those seized up joints and keep going. If they're still still in good condition when they've gotten smart they start dragging bodies back to a lair and cocoon themselves. During the incubation their heart starts back up.