Jared tells the protagonist and Peregrin Blacksteed that he saw three beams of light shoot up from the Lost Ruins in the Advent Woods. He also mentions that a cave caused by recent earthquakes opened up in the mountains to the east.
During his conversation, Jared is shown to make a statement and then immediately contradict it. He also uses a common idiom (rest in peace) for its literal meaning, and fails to recognise that clarification is being asked of him on multiple occasions. This suggests that he has some difficulty expressing himself and communicating.