Undying

Chris Van Deelen

No. Enc: 1d4 (3d12)
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 90’ (30’)
AC: By armour type or 7
HD: 10
Attacks: By weapon type or 3 (bite, claw, claw)
Damage: By weapon type or 1d4/ 1d6 / 1d6
Save: L10
Morale: 10
Hoard Class: I, II, VIII (Feral only), VII, X, XVI (Intelligent Undying)

The Undying are products of intense radiation combined with several strange toxins that were released during the final wars. The original creatures were at one time pure humans and regular humans (see Wisdom from the Wastelands issue 4: New Races ) but exposure to the radiation and toxins caused them to mutate.

They are of any typical size or weight for a normal pure human or human and can be either male or female. They all appear as if they are wounded and desiccated corpses, with the wounds all appear to have been caused by toxins or radiation. The skin is dry and cracked, most of the body hair has disappeared, and the flesh is drawn tight over the bones of the creature. Some have eyes that appear milky and dead, while others have blood shot or even clear. Some show patches where the skin has actually melted or rotted away from the muscle or bone, and there are even those who have lost entire limbs.

Oddly enough there are two different versions of this type of undying creatures. The first are the intelligent versions. They have managed to retain their cognitive abilities, although some have lost at least a portion of their intellect and Will Power (due to the damage inflicted by the radiation and toxins) These are the least common types of undying met in the wastes. Most are the by-product of the final wars, survivors who can describe in detail life before the end of the Ancients, the wars and so on.

The second version are the far more common type of undying. These creatures lost everything that made them human - their personality, Intelligence and Will Power due to the exposure to the radiation and toxins that created them. They are simply animals that live only to feed and survive as best as they can.

Both types are only found in the ruins of the Ancients, where the first type always do their best to rebuild their homes and make them as comfortable as they can, living the life that has been taken away during the last wars.

The feral animal versions always live deep underground in the ruins, typically in subways, sewers or other extensive subterranean ruins. They live off whatever they can find, eating everything even though they don’t need food to survive.

The intelligent Undying are typically shunned by most of the inhabitants of the wastes because people fear them. They look like undead and some actively act the part in order to scare people away. There are others however who allow people who wish to consult with them to do so, but they always charge for their knowledge. Some charge exorbitant amounts, while others give away their knowledge for a pittance or for