Rotted Capes Ep 5: Beneficial Madness part 1 of 2

Before heading to Glory Hogs hideout, the heroes establish a new colony for their old friend Quinn.

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6 comments on “Rotted Capes Ep 5: Beneficial Madness part 1 of 2

  1. Spencinator says:

    Okay, that was pretty great, I had tears rolling down my eyes when Herman went into anaphylactic shock. I hope he sticks around.

    Speaking of the Grey, I had a thought. Since he’s at the facility, they’d have access to his DNA, right? Don’t you guys also know where you could get some of Patrician’s DNA (from the people he ate in Sentry’s ear shot)?

    You could splice the Grey’s DNA with the Patrician’s… and bam, a theoretical super soldier capable of dishing out Patrician levels of justice with Grey’s unique ‘immunity’ to the zombification process. Just a thought.

  2. Barsha Da Barsha says:

    “And nothing can go wrong!”

    Hah, that’s actually clever! There are plans with that factory!

  3. Jake says:

    Y’know, they are only hoping that he’s immune to the virus. He was “clearly” zombified at the beginning, but then not subsequently. It’s possible that every resurrection just resets his infection counter to zero, and then he slowly starts turning into a zombie like anyone else who is bit. So if you’re constantly killing him, then he’s completely safe. Once the group adjusts to his presence, stops killing him and lets him lie for a bit he will go full zombie again.

    Or, best case scenario, Q.U.I.N.N. starts splicing in Gray’s DNA into the women to produce a group of in gendered perfect beings, who are unkillable, and at least one of them is now trained in knife fighting and wants to kill Torchlight.

    Best case for the listeners anyway.

  4. Spencinator says:

    @Jake I’m not sure, but I noticed the transition but I have a different, more meta theory. Herman implied that he’d died plenty of times while hunting humans. My guess? Jesus realized he had some comedy gold on his hands if he had a mutant who was too stupid to realize he wasn’t a zombie and rolled with it. That, or Jesus intended him to always be that way and by saying he looked zombified he meant he was hurt/dirty.

  5. Arvandus says:

    Since this is Meta and doesn’t have to do with the story, I can tell you this. Herman being non-zombie was a snap decision. The interaction with the players was, as Spencinator said, comedy gold. When the opportunity came, I decided on a last minute change to Herman’s living status.

    As for how his ability protects him from the plague, I’ve already figured it out and will keep it under my hat until the most dramatically appropriate time.

  6. Jake says:

    It was funny, but I was really pleased with my theory. Too bad I can’t argue against the word of God. 🙁

    Maybe it doesn’t work because he doesn’t have blood, bones, or some necessary part of the human body since I don’t think people usually deflate when they’re killed. I publicly wouldn’t know anything about that. Or maybe his spores are akin to literal rebirth and they could be considered children meaning the zombie virus is not an STD? That has disgusting enough implications that no one would ever want to test it.

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