Not to be confused with Arthropoid-class monsters, the Zombster is a bizarre hybrid monster engineered by aquatic vampires as the ultimate guardians, infesting shorelines, reefs and grottos where their masters rest. They are predominantly fusions of humanoid and crustacean, but carry an affliction similar to the un-death mutation of the common zombie. Like a hermit crab, the rotting creature is compelled to find a "shell" for its fragile tail, but few things can accommodate its size. Hollow logs, discarded crates and the skulls of immense monsters have all been observed in use as a Zombster's mobile home, but their masters most commonly provide them with caskets, especially in their own lairs where they function as decoys.
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