The big black bull, now bloodied and staggering in
the arena, had been acting strange all morning, long before the
They'd heard the international news speaking of the
dead rising, and they ignored news reports that said the virus seemed
to be passed on through cattle. It was clearly another over exaggeration
by the ignorant and uncivilised Americans in order to stop their
proud traditions. Everyone agreed that the bullfight MUST go on!
The epic struggle between proud matador and noble
bull lasted several hours as the beast stubbornly clung to life,
despite having been worried by dogs to exhaust it before entering
the arena There was one point where the bull dropped to his knees
and the matador took the sword from his assistant and stepped forward,
bowing to the striken beast before plunging it deep into the bull's
chest with a flourish. The crowd cheered! How noble, how beautiful!
The bulls nose sank down to touch the sand, its breath
bubbling the blood that pooled there, but after a long moment it
shook and shuddered, and then... stood up! The fight went on till
the matador himself and even the baffled crowd was becoming more
and more worn out, and the bull, though it should have been dead,
seemed to have found new strength became ravenous and further enraged
- it simply would not die!
Finally in what everyone in the crowd agreed was a
poetically tragic moment, the matador dropped to his knees and bowed
his head. Without hesitation the bull gored him with one great horn
straight through his chest and tossed him high into the air. The
crowd screamed! How wild, how terrifying! The bull's strength seemed
to know no bounds as it crashed through the crowd barriers and began
to tear its way through the throng. Crushing together to get to
the exits they only made it easier for the great bull to scythe
them down with its horns.
To this day his roaring bellows echo from the whitewashed
bloodstained walls of the arena... and so Taurus charged his way
into our Zombie Zodiac.
The Taurus Survivor
The Taurus Survivor is reliable and steady, and will be happy
when assigned a task that they can do well. Practical, patient
and tenacious, they have a very good chance both alone and as
part of a group. However, they would not be best suited in a leadership
position, as they tend to be stubborn about their own ideas, and
if they don't see the practical application of an idea immediately
will just discount it.
The Taurus Zombie
Patience is the Taurean Zombie's virtue. They will stand under
a tree that a survivor is hiding in long after the other zombies
have shuffled off, and they'll wait till the survivor falls out.
However, the Taurus Zombie is not very tolerant of others, frequently
ending up as a lone wanderer, and their inflexibility tends to
leave them stiff-legged. This means that it's not uncommon for
them to starve, as they have no one else's kills to share, and
survivors can easily evade them.