Fork Maidens appear as very frail-looking reanimated corpses of women. They wear dirty or blood-stained dresses, a string of pearls, a straw hat, and a faded purple sash around their waist. Fork Maidens have a greenish aura radiating from their hands, suggesting that they dabble in the same magic powers that members of the Cult use.
Upon spotting a player, Fork Maidens will hiss out to the player, prompting them to start moving towards them. They will play a distinct sound before firing a green pitchfork-shaped projectile at the player. These projectiles are fast and heavily damaging, with one pitchfork bring a player's health down by a significant chunk on harder difficulties. Despite their appearance, Fork Maidens are a rather tanky enemy to fight against, having one of the highest health pools (1000hp) of any common enemy in The Foothills.
Fortunately for the player, their speed is very sluggish. A good strategy for fighting off Fork Maidens is to take advantage of their slow speed. Like most high-health enemies, Fork Maidens are weak to stronger weapons such as the Riveter, Mortar, and Hunting Rifle. Additionally, the Sword is capable of both reflecting Fork Maidens' projectiles and killing one in three swipes.
Fork Maidens will eerily call out to the player upon spotting them, signaling their attack:
- "I see you..."