I often have trouble with characters' problem-solving processes - since I know the solution, it seems really obvious to me, and it's hard to get an idea of how easily the characters should figure it out. So, I'm going to present one such problem to you guys and see which solutions you come up with and whether you come up with the one that I'm intending to have succeed. The story: In a pseudo-medieval fantasy setting, there's a group of nomadic Gypsy-like people wandering from town to town. The main character, Jilar, is one of them. When Jilar was a small child and his brother Tariq was a baby, a plague spread through his people, killing many, including his father. But unlike all the other plague victims, his father came back from the dead as a zombie and attacked and killed several villagers before he was killed again. He believes that someone, he's not sure who, brought his father back from the dead to attack certain people. Much later, Jilar discovers that he can sense the locations of zombies, and his people set up a zombie-hunting team with him as their guide. During the course of this time, he learns that smashing a zombie's brains out is the only way to kill them, that he can mesmerize zombies with his gaze (forcing them to look at him and not his teammates, which helps them attack unexpectedly), that Tariq has the same abilities that he does, that zombies are more intelligent than people think, and that some zombies have limited magical abilities (such as a form of invisibility that is broken by movement). Then one of their fights goes horribly wrong, and Jilar dies. Much to his surprise, he comes back as a zombie. For awhile he wanders around killing other zombies and feeding off of various criminals, searching for the one who resurrected him so he can kill him. During this time, he discovers that zombies attack people because they need to drink blood and don't have good self-control about it, that zombies have telepathy which doesn't work on the living and that zombies can't talk because they don't breathe. Finally, Tariq tracks him down. They discover that Tariq, when making eye contact with them, can command zombies and they have to obey, and that he can hear zombie telepathy. Tariq insists that he can find a way to cure Jilar, or at least make it that he no longer needs to kill. Any ideas what solutions they might try?