Marauders, Bandits or Raiders are humans who will attack other survivors. The motives are various, and can include anything from stealing supplies, land, enslavement, or just general harassment. Bandits, as can be expected of people, can vary from loose groups of violent, wandering thieves to highly organized groups and syndicates. Bandits’ backgrounds can also vary. They could be anything from civilians desperate for supplies to rogue military units who feel free to take what they want due to their Government status and sometimes superior firepower, to possibly ordinary people who have succumbed to the reality and horrors of zombie outbreak, which in turn creates psychotic or sadistic bandits.
Raiders (Bandits) are people (usually in groups) who take unfair advantage of others through violence, blackmail or threats. In most cases they are bloodthirsty and prey on the weak, and sometimes use tricks or traps to lure people into vulnerable positions. Bandit numbers rise in times of chaos, when Government and Law is at it’s weakest. In the case of the Zombie Apocalypse, Bandit numbers will rise steadily, as it may be the only way to obtain food and other supplies.
If a bandit scouting party finds your compound, make sure YOU KILL EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, no ifs, ands, or buts. If just one gets back to the other bandits, you and your friends’ safety is severely compromised. Sometimes, Bandits may set clever ambushes, so be on your guard at all times in case of hidden enemies. Furthermore, be aware that some bandits may pose as helpless travelers. It is best to be very careful when allowing newcomers into your compound or group as they may be bandits waiting for the right moment to make their move.