Fiddler's Green Syndrome

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Fiddler's Green Syndrome is a behavioral phenomenon found among some survivor populations. It has been repeatedly observed by sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists studying human interactions inside Malton's unique, and uniquely isolated, urban milieu.


Fiddler's Green Syndrome is characterised by a pathologically obsessive over-barricading of resource buildings and other entry points. It, quite paradoxically, occurs most commonly in suburbs with the highest survivor-to-zombie ratios.

Fiddler's Green Syndrome is distinct from common, isolated occurrences of over-barricading, in that it tends to grow to systemic proportions often affecting entire suburbs and regions and their survivor populations.


The most successful treatment found to date is massive pre-frontal lobotomy. Such procedures are best conducted only by professionals possessing medical Barhahlauriates obtained from accredited educational institutions. Miskatonic University is a noted leader in this field.


This syndrome was first classified by the renowned back-alley psychoanalyst and urban-apocalypse physiognomist, Dr. Hoopy Freud.

The term itself appears to be an allusion to a classified incident that took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 2005.

"This is the way the fucking world ends. Look at this fucking shit we're in man. Not with a bang, but with a whimper. And with a whimper, I'm fucking splitting, Jack," is a quote mysteriously associated with this incident – as are images of Italian divas in leather minis and fishnets.


See also: barricades, entry point.