"No, actually I'm a traveler here too. I'm from Caer Aryal." He seems to be an excellent listener, and waits to see if you're done talking.
Think I'll ask where Thomas is from.
The silence is awkward, so you keep talking. "My master, the enchanter Tim sent me out to deliver an item to a customer. I'm on my way home now. Where are you from?"
"Actually" Thomas begins "I don't really have a home anymore.