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- Will hit hospitals and police stations first as they’ll be the first on the scene following illness/death.
- Business district on a weekday – always a danger.
- Hotels are another danger area.
- If you find any container that has army stamps on it, don’t open it or try to conceal it.
- Beware your loved ones
- Suburbs will be safer the further out from the main city centre you get.
- Military bases (the more rural, the better) – but don’t expect a warm welcome.
- McMansions, castles (depending on which country, you may have lots, you may have none) and farms (big open spaces, food, usually own guns to defend lambs from predators).
- First thing when entering a new zone or area or place – shut the door or gate behind you so no more zoms can get in after you’ve killed the ones already in there.
- Small apartment buildings with an elevated ground floor – although this does present a problem as it’s best to have more than one way out, in case of breach
- Don’t trust scientists, but you can trust arts professors. Also don’t trust the military (as a group, individuals are sometimes okay) or rich people. Also red necks have good aim, but are most likely jerks or will jeopardise everyone’s safety by acting recklessly.
- Solar energy!
- Heading out will be dangerous, always travel in groups.
- Go for pharmacies and small grocers rather than malls.
- Gun stores will be the first looted. The safest weapons are a mace for melee or bow for ranged (helps if you know how to shoot an arrow. According to zombie texts, anyone can pick up a gun and shoot someone in the head even without training.)
- Without human interaction, how long will state-supplied power last? Or phone towers and reception? The internet?!
- What part of the body will start to go first after death – hearing, eyesight or smell? (Influences how the zombies will find you. Will be affected by the type of zombification – paranormal or scientific, voodoo or aliens.)
- How much fuel is there usually at petrol stations? (In Sydney at least, they are usually bunched together either across the road or up the street from the last one.)
The Centre for Disease Control wrote a post on survival during a zombie apocalypse that went viral last year. So worth it!
How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Graeme-Smith
A Forsaken Warlock (my own isn’t wearing nice enough clothing to show off, and she’s only in her 20’s)
One of my favourite types of zombies! The Forsaken from World of Warcraft. I love the lore and quests associated with them. So here is a post dedicated to them.
There’s a lot more detail on the Lich King and what Sylvanas has done throughout the expansions, but I thought I’d try to keep this short. For all the best lore, I use WoWWiki, or you can play all the games ^_^.
There was once a young prince called Arthas whose kingdom was under attack and his people being turned into the undead, called the Scourge, an attack by the Burning Legion (demons). As he goes about the kingdom following the Scourge’s path, Arthas meets dreadlord Mal’Ganis who manipulated the prince to massacre his own people, then go to Northrend and take up Frostmourne, the Lich King’s cursed sword. Thinking he was saving his homeland, Arthas took up the sword and became a Death Knight. As a Death Knight, he commands the Scourge and becomes a puppet of the demon Kil’jaeden and the Lich King Ner’zhul.
With his undead army and an evil voice in his head, he wrecks havoc across Azeroth, killing his father King Menethil, and destroying the land. An elven Ranger-General, Sylvanas Windrunner, fought to defend her lands and her people against him, but in vain. She dies, but he resurrects her as one of his own minions, a banshee. She fulfils his commands and kills her own, but the Lich King’s powers begin to wane and it is she who rises up and takes the other newly awakened Scourge under her leadership and calls them the Forsaken.
To retake control, Arthas is called to Icecrown Citadel and releases Ner’zhul from his icy prison, taking the crown of the Lich King upon himself and merging souls with Ner’zhul, becoming one of the most powerful beings on Azeroth.
Sylvanas becomes the Banshee Queen, ruler of a vast army of Forsaken and allies herself with the Horde to retake Lordaeron, the kingdom of most of the Forsaken before they were turned.
Here are videos which explain more about the Lich King (contains spoilers if you haven’t played the Wrath of the Lich King expansion of World of Warcraft, but if you aren’t going to play it, this is a great montage of the cutscenes in Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft):
Some gameplay montages of how Sylvanas came to be:
A song of mourning for her lost people, the Lament of the Highbourne, sung by Sylvanas as part of a quest line:
Click here for lyrics in original Thalassian and the translation.
An awesome fan story on the Forsaken: