Category: Haunting Undead
Danger rating: Nuisance
Activity Period: Nighttime
Restrictions: Cannot leave site of death
Description: The Murdered Young are the vengeful ghosts of infants who died before they were baptized. Telltale sounds can often be heard when a Murdered Young is nearby, depending on its age when it died. If it was the victim of an abortion, the sounds of a throbbing heart would be most likely, and if it was an infant the sound would be that of a crying baby. On occasion the Murdered Young screams with a childish voice, and then it usually scream the name of its murderer and how it was killed. Murdered Young appears as luminous wafts of fog, but might leave dripping wet baby footprints. If inspected, the fluid will appear to be amniotic fluid (the water surrounding a fetus).
These ghosts never attack anyone, but can prove quite bothersome as they are known to haunt the site of their death. They cannot be exorcised and only disappear when their murderer dies, which has resulted in many a burning of supposedly child murdering females. A Murdered Young will make all females in its vicinity barren until they leave the area or the haunting has ceased. Additionally it will instill fear in those who encounter or hear it, and will make sleep difficult as they keep people awake and cause nightmares.