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Background[edit | edit source]
The end result of advanced Scorched Plague infestation, an infected individual eventually undergoes a period of petrification as the disease overtakes the host body. All that remains of the carrier is a brittle, Ultracite-laden mass that disintegrates into radioactive ashes when disturbed.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The corpses can be found anywhere in places overtaken by the plague, such as Morgantown Airport or within the church of Helvetia. Frozen in poses of extreme duress or agony, it appears that petrification sets in well before the host actually succumbs. Living Scorched can be encountered motionless in a state of early petrification, but are able to become active again when disturbed. While these still-living Scorched can be mistaken for petrified corpses at a glance, they lack the greyed, ashen appearance.
When directly interacted with, attacked, or even approached too closely, petrified corpses will break and crumble into pieces, releasing a small cloud of radiation (+8 rads/s). When interacted with prior to disintegration, they may rarely drop loot such as nuclear waste, bottlecaps and glass bottles.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Petrified corpses are found at almost every location in Appalachia, mostly in places that were once inhabited.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Despite the fact that many animals and mutants can be infected by the Scorched Plague, only Scorched human corpses can be found.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Petrified corpses appear only in Fallout 76