A zombie was an undead creature usually created by the re-animation of a corpse. Unlike animated skeletons, zombies still retained some flesh on their bodies and gave off a horrid, rank smell. They were almost mindless, but could be given simple commands, such as "kill anyone who opens the treasure chest." Virtually any solid creature could be turned into a zombie; in addition to humanoids, troglodytes, minotaurs, ogres, and even beholders could be turned into zombies.
Basically, a zombie was the corpse of a creature that had been animated by someone who could manipulate negative energy, such as a cleric. For example, a cleric would be able to use negative energy on a corpse and make it move its body, arms, legs, etc. Zombies could also rise spontaneously if an area was saturated with necromantic magic.
Zombies dragged their feet and so did not leave clear prints.
- Ankylosaurus zombie
- A zombie created from the corpse of an ankylosaurus, typical to the jungles of Chult.
- Ash zombie
- A zombie created from ash of the victims of the Mount Hotenow explosion. Usually Thayan magic in the creation.
- Beholder zombie
- Sometimes called Death tyrants; zombified beholders which possessed some of their deadly abilities.
- Girallon zombie
- Crated from the corpse of a girallon, typical to some locations in Chult.
- Undead hounds found in Shadowfell and sometimes used by Thayan necromancers.
- Juju zombie
- Free-willed, sentient zombies often created from powerful curses or other fell magics.
- Ogre zombie
- Powerful zombies created from dead ogres.
- Sea zombie
- Created from the corpses of humans who drowned at sea.
- Tyrannosaurus zombie
- Created from the corpse of a tyrannosaurus, typical to Chult. These fearsome creatures could regurgitate zombies from their gullets.
- Tyrantfog zombie
- Priests of evil deities killed by other evil deities.
- Zombie dragon
- Created from dragons and retained some of their deadly abilities. Not to be confused with dracoliches.
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