When one of Descea's subjects brought her word that Aggart, the court mage, was seeking asylum in another kingdom, she was utterly unable to contain herself. Turning her into a filthy zombie and attempting to flee from the consequences was an unpardonable crime. The proud princess commanded her now-zombified subjects to follow as she pursued Aggart. The throng of pallid soldiers looked for all the world as an underworld army moving to invade the surface.
In Haitian rural folklore, a zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi, Haitian French: zombi) is an animated corpse raised by magical means, such as witchcraft. The concept has been popularly associated with the Vodou religion, but it plays no part in that faith's formal practices. Zombies described as dead persons physically revived by the act of necromancy of a bokor sorcerer, a witch-like figure. Zombies remain under the control of the bokor as their personal slaves, since they have no will of their own.
In fiction, zombies are creatures, typically depicted as mindless, reanimated human corpses (sometimes animals) with a hunger for human flesh, regularly encountered in horror and fantasy themed works.