Well, the "woman" in flotsam is actually a family.
But if this guy escaped La Valette due to you saving him, there are a few problems:
1) I doubt he'd have a chest since La Valette was pillaged (and Geralt cleaned up the rest)
2) I doubt he'd bring a smithing apron, and stand near weapons&armor... this guy may be Loredo's provider instead
3) He's pretty cheerful for a guy who got his home ransacked and barely escaped with his life
4) He doesn't mention La Valette
I really don't remember meeting this guy at all. And I can even remember the faces of the schmucks who want to lynch Prince Penis.
He's really out-of-place. My previous theories are still more likely (cut quest or exploration reward), at least from where I'm standing.
Every other npc that meets Geralt with such friendliness (dwarf book guy, apprentice sorceress vendor, yarpen zigrin, etc) usually ends up with an "I lost my memory" reply, or with the npc explaining the circumstances (people saved from la valette, people saved from flotsam, etc.)
Post edited May 30, 2011 by anticitizen101