25 October, 2015
#Drawlloween #Inktober 21 - 8 Bit Zombie
In cases where these animated former survivors still retain a degree of intellect (when they can obey simple instructions, or generally remain docile), they may be allowed to survive. They might be put to work pulling merchant carts through the tunnels of the hive, or attached to treadmills to provide motion for machinery. In cases where these creatures are too dangerous to keep around, they are typically cut into a minimum of 8 pieces. Head removed, torso cut in half, limbs removed, and at least one limb cut in half. These pieces are then buried in fungal patches, or thrown down shafts where they tend to be carried off by carrion eaters. No one remembers where the 8 bit dismemberment originated, but it seems to be an effective way to neutralise those who won't "stay dead". Particularly persistent animated corpses are then burnt on a bonfire.