Afflicted, the (expression) those plagued with Dar-Kosis Disease (see Dar-Kosis)

Finding this poor fellow in the Voltai, so far from the natural routes and fertile areas of Gor, I suspected he might have escaped, if that was possible, from one of the Pits. 
"What is your name?" I asked. 
"I am of the Afflicted," said the weird, cringing figure. "The Afflicted are dead. The dead are nameless." 
Book 1, Tarnsman: pg 151