The threat of the dead rising has lead to some interesting superstitions. Grave markers are now sometimes made out of heavy rock and placed directly above the buried so that they cannot dig their way back up. Some believe that holy items weilded by the devout can obliterate these unnatural creatures. Some also believe that if a member of the undead kills a person, they too will walk Thea after their passing.
The ranks of the Eisen monster hunters know the secret behind these terrifying menaces – large, rat-like parasites with tendrils for limbs that seem to be able to animate corpses from within the target’s skull. Zombies feel little to no pain, as they are nothing more than host vessels.