"It's Viktor," said the white-haired stranger, hands in his pockets. "I'm staying just over the ridge." 'Staying,' of course, was a euphemism at best, but 'was abducted, chased by ghouls and immediately dropped on my head' would likely inspire questions that would result in a much longer story.
"Let me guess. You woke up somewhere nearby, with an egg and that tablet next to you; the egg hatched, that Creature came out of it, and you have no idea how you got here or why. Something like that, yes?"