Taladon the Swift is the father of Tom and also kayonia's Master of the Beasts. He was turned into a ghost because of lightning sent by Taladon
He was turned back to flesh and blood after the Amulet of Avantia is reassembled.
At Chapter One of the book Malvel Master of the Sea, Seth showed Tom the land of Gwildor using the Amulet of Avantia. At Chapter 2, it is revealed that Gwildor is the twin of Avantia, and have it's own champion, the Mistress of the Beasts. he died facing Tecton the amoured giant in knight form.