First Scenario: Identify as undead or living
Subect is stumbling in an uncoordinated fashion, due to low light subject facial features can not be recognized but there is a large dark stain on his shirt (White Muscle Shirt) leading from neck to midsection. Subject has been seen leaning againist a wall for a long period of time. What sounds like a low groaning sound has been heard as well as sharp scream have been heard. No other individuals present however other than the subjects noises all else is quiet. Survivors and Infected have been seen in the area
Request any other information you need, analyze the situation and give the sharpshooter a go to kill or stay the shot
Observed mob of 20-30 individuals both walking in an uncoordinated manner and running in what can only be discribed as frantic but single minded.
The slower uncoordinated individuals behaved almost as a single mined group, upon discovery of our patrol they changed course to intercept. Upon contact many of the idividuals began running, something we had not seen before, they are working together the Stags and Runners, the stags seem to have much far better skills at target location and tracking. They appear direct the Runners toward prospective targets, we don't yet know if this is instictive or just happenstance but this has led to far more challenging engagements.
for what reason? are we planning on living in the area? passing through? clean up sweep? can we interact with the subject? whats our distance?
with only information given i would have to shoot. humans tend to move more especially if just attacked. judging by the scream and groan there was a surprise attack which raises the chance of being bitten ideally you would ask "hay! are you dead?" if there isn't an answer kill 'em. If, however, it can be avoided i would avoid fighting
damn it Jim, I'm a doctor not an assassin! ;)
My first subject was dead unfortunately but very informative! The subject wasn't able to fully change before being killed so it was "Fresh" if you pardon the expression. I set up a little experiment: for the past 6 days i have left the subject on the roof generator room relatively untouched by the outside. the 1st day showed a dramatic change in physic: decomposition accelerated ten times over!
day 2: the body was showing major strain obviously having trouble with its own weight (perhaps why they stumble so often?)
day 3: decompisition slowed down to almost a complete stand still (this was later reviled to be because the insides crystallized in a sense) i wonder... if there is no more decompisition what will that mean for the plants? will the soil stay fertile enough to support their life?
Day 4: the body is in complete stasis no chance in appearance or texture
Days 5 and 6 no change the body seems to go as far as it will after 3 days
When not active the zombies appear as corpses laying still on the ground. One of the operatives in my unit stepped too near one of the supposed harmless bodies, it quickly grabbed on to his leg and bit him. Advice beware of bodies that are simply laying around.
Doctor William "biohazard" Mclugh
Subject of test: supposed negative reaction to hydrogen in Zeds
Test subject: Bill: 20-30 year old when infected,male, bull zombie, Mary: 45-50 year old runner female, Chester deliberately nfected guinea pig runner, desexed male
description: from my experiments in zombies reaction to wate (see NWO) I discovered that the virus retreats deep into the circulatory system, the brain, and the stomach, thus returning the host body to "dead" state until the water evaporates.
test: Inject liquid hydrogen into subjects
results :Bill: dead in a minute
Chester: burst into flames almost immediately
mary: inactive, begins to decompose again, wakes up after 1 hour, 39 mins, 12.07 secs, still decomposing
The theory is that a Runner's blood is more fresher than that of a Shambler(dead-reanimate). This would mean that most Shamblers rely on runner's to find their food for them. If so, the objective then is to mainly kill more Runner's than Shamblers.
Control experiment: A Shambler is places in one room, with a one inch thick wall dividing the room, and on the other side of the room is a Runner with a bag of human meat in the middle. The Runner sprints to the bag and then rips it open and begins to eat. Three seconds later, the Shambler responds. He walks to the divider and tries to tear it apart, directly where the Runner is.
Control Experiment 2: A piece of human meat is suspended in the same room. The suspended meat will move around in the Runner's side of the room. The Shambler is placed in the middle of his room. The meat moves in a path, and the Runner's dawdles on behind it. Three seconds later the Shambler does the same as last experiment except that he follows the Runner, instead of the meat.
Conclusion: Killing the Runner strain is mandatory. Less sieges occur, less zombies will attack, etc.
Fact:Most of the population are Shamblers. Runners=29% of infected, Shamblers=71% of infected.