Welcome to the Ninth World
You don’t know anything about this guy, not truly anyway.
What you do know is he is part of a strange group of people that call themselves “The Order of Jed” from a town of the same name. He reluctantly told you it was “up north” and that he was only here because the rest of his order made him do it.
He carries a small book that no one can seem to read, he may not be able to understand it either.