"I daresay rigor mortis will set in if I remain here any longer..."
In life, one of the "gentle dead men" was a Hyuran by the name of Autgar Hammil, and a former mercenary of Sil'dih. He cowered in the shadows as his comrades fought the Ul'dahns, and was transformed into one of the undead when his enemies released the Traders' Spurn onto the battlefield—that terrible poison that would eventually transform nigh the entirety of Sil'dih's people into mindless zombies. Deceased after thirty-three summers, he wandered for centuries in a deranged daze, somehow avoiding the numerous parties sent to cull the remaining undead. In an unexplainable turn of events, it would appear some manner of aetherial imbalance caused by the Calamity has temporarily restored his wits. Whether or not the "gentle dead man" in Of Wolves and Gentlemen is the selfsame Autgar remains to be seen at this time.