I sat on my grave until I felt like I was mostly recovered from the effort of digging my way out of it. I brushed off the worst of the dirt as I stood, smoothed my skirt into place, and began trudging toward the cemetery gates . . . I could handle being the risen dead, but I needed a shower like nobody's business.
— Gimme a Z!
When I hear that trumpet sound, I'm gonna get up out of the ground! Well there ain't no grave that can hold my body down!
Rise. From. The deaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!
— Exciter, "Rising of the Dead"
The Czech Tzimisce Ilya Zatopek is truly a night crawler: robbed of memories from his mortal years, he awoke as a babe in the black soil and broke free to the surface. He remembers crawling free of the warm black womb, but nothing of the living years that preceded his Embrace and organic birth. He recalls only the pregnant European earth filled with worms... the hungry worms that ate his memories.
—Vampire: The Masquerade - Havens of the Damned