It is my solemn and reluctant duty, as the shepherd and protector of these people, to deal with the affliction that looms over us. You avoided it this time, lucky as you are, but going out into the wilds can change a man. Mutate him into one of those savages. And one of ours, Jerald, is becoming just that.
There's a ritual that might save him. Help me, and we might save his life.
We must pray that he'll recover, [%NAME]. The sickness has taken countless innocents and turned them into snarling, slavering wretches hungry for human flesh. It has happened far too often lately, and it's all I can do to try and save the afflicted.