World of Warcraft
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Before the Shattering ever occurred, Josiah was among many Gilneas' inhabitants that were infected by the worgen curse. During the siege of Greymane City by the Bloodfang worgen, Josiah was approached by a Gilnean adventurer, but gave a warning to stay away from him since he wasn't feeling well. That was when Avery transforms into a worgen, and then attacks and knocks away the player, only to be shot and killed by Lorna Crowley.
In his cellar before completion of The Rebel Lord's Arsenal:
- Josiah Avery yells: My face! What's wrong with my face!
- Josiah Avery yells: My hands... don't look at my hands!
- Josiah Avery yells: The pain is unbearable!
- Josiah Avery yells: What's wrong with me??!
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.