Talus may have been sensed by the team as they crossed the dead woods between the house and the tower, but they didn't overtly become aware of him until they first began exploring the tower and the basement beneath it.
Him and his three pet dog beasts …
Gregory Stanfield, the Pilgrim scout
Recently Gregory was sent by the Governor to see what there was to see west of The Village. He eventually hit the north/south path The Survivors took from The Sheared Mountain towards The House, choosing to follow it down to the latter.
This lead to …
Eric Cantor, Priest
Eric was actually a replacement for the more traditional (i.e. fire and brimstone, jokes are a waste of time etc) pilgrim pastor the town used to have. When that pastor was killed in a conflict with some Native Americans the village displaced, the …
The Wretched Explorer
His father brought their people to a new world in search of a better life. Now he seems to be in a situation both the same and very, very different...