In 850, a Zombie outbreak spread across several unidentified villages in Saxony. Attempts to exorcise the horde were unsuccessful, and the survivors were able to isolate themselves in their lord's (or baron or count) castle. Some of the bitten survivors were taken in, no one in the castle survived. Local knights banded together to cleanse the area of the zombie horde through combat and cremation, but they could not access the castle, as the drawbridge was up, and all area were barricaded. It is said that the zombies could be heard in the castle decades later. This was recorded by Bearnt Kuntzel, a friar on his pilgrimage to Rome.