When the fertility returned to the Fields of Frotzen by the Second Age of Magic, its farmers enchanted animated scarecrows to fend off the flocks of menancing corbies that dared to steal their grain. Many of these went awry, turning on their creators. Some of these scarecrows have been known to have at least three arms, the third of these which is able to spring from its chest like a jack-in-the-box.

One of leading causes of infection in scarecrows is due to contamination by animal feces.

During the Great Monster Uprising of the Second Age of Magic, scarecrows were reported in the following regions: The Casino in Port Foozle, Fields of Frotzen, Forest of Youth, Grubbo Hills, Kovalli Desert, Egreth CastleBozbarlandThe Southern Wastes, and the G.U.E. Tech Training Grounds in the Ethereal Plane of Atrii. They also most frequently found equipped with the following weapons: bricks, broken beer bottles, charred sticks, paving slabs, pitchforks, small kobold statues, spades, rusty knives,and even tree trunks.

SOURCE(S): Legends of Zork