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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
A mysterious substance called 'compound 72' has leaked from the
Lazarev Laboratory causing many of our townsmen to display curious
behaviour and unnatural appetites.
Little is known about how this disaster occurred, but
regrettably it can’t be avoided. Sooner or later you too will
be a stiff.
So far the below types of stiffs have been identified - this way
you can stay informed of what it is that will eventually kill you
(don’t hold high hopes that anyone will escape this hell,
even the army didn’t make it).
1. The Infected (Normal
Most of our ex-neighbours and friends stink. You might have
thought they stunk when they were alive too, but now their odour is
unmistakeably horrible. They seem to be stronger, faster, (a hell
of a lot) uglier and stupider than they were in life and if you
have keen sense of smell you might be able to avoid them- for a
minute or two.
2. Electric Infected
These electricity-charged stiffs seem to be producing their own
electric power. It’s actually amusing, but if these guys were
contained they could actually produce free electricity for all!
However, given the fact that almost everyone is dead or hiding, TV
and microwave ovens should be the least of your worries. Remember
high school physics and either try to ground them or drown them.
Either way you won’t have much time to act.
Burning Infected (Fire Stiff)
Don’t approach them unless you’re cold or tired of
living and want to leave life in flames. They are ever-burning,
glow in the dark, hideously disfigured and smell disturbingly like
4. Toxic Infected (Bile
If you are an optimist who believes the army will come to this
city’s rescue- don’t be. Those idiots already came and
skilfully managed to get themselves infected WHILE WEARING THEIR
SUITS. So now they are trapped in there, feeding on their own flesh
and producing some sort of green toxic bile that looks extremely
disgusting and highly corrosive.
5. The Priest
On the other hand, if you look to the clergy for an answer to
your prayers- look again. They are nowhere to be found. Apart from
this one priest that roams the city with a scorching censer-
hopefully reading everyone their posthumous last rites, but most
likely wreaking vengeance on whoever he thinks is wicked and
sinful; so pretty much everyone that walks past him.
6. The Brawler
The rich and famous did not escape this scourge either! Local
celebrity and world famous ex-boxer and MMA fighter Vseslav
Degtyarev has fallen victim to the infection and is now laying his
award winning punches to everyone in range. Yes, some might judge
him for that brief assault case, or for the fact his career
didn’t end in the most pleasant note, but look at him now!
Strong as ever! Agile as a panther! Quick as a.. quickly rotting
7. The Terrible Two (Baby
To be honest, no one really knows what this is. It seems to be
some sort of experiment gone wrong as it has two heads and is
slightly over-sized. It also seems to be hungry all the time and
does cry a lot when it doesn’t suck on some poor
passer-by’s bone marrow.
As it’s the size of a truck you’ll probably see and
hear it long before it sees and hears you, but there’s
nowhere to left hide, is there?
There is no hope or help coming; unless you count that
maniac-of-a-ninja who’s been running around town laughing
while killing zombies with their own arms and legs.
He seems cool.
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