The Afflicted are mostly plague-stricken Bretons found mainly in the ruins of Bthardamz, but can be encountered anywhere in Skyrim. They were originally doomed to a rather unpleasant death before being brought to the ruins by Orchendor and offered the protection of Peryite. Thereafter, the plague ceased to be fatal to them.
Afflicted Refugee[edit | edit source]
It is possible to meet an "Afflicted Refugee" after reaching level 10 in the game. This is possibly the only member of the Afflicted who does not attack on sight.