Tom was raised by his aunt and uncle. His father is Taladon the Swift.
King Hugo of Avantia invites Tom to embark on a quest to free the kingdom from the evil curses placed upon the beasts that protect it. With his trusted companion, Elenna, Tom travels across Avantia, guided by a magic map.
It is unknown whether he has romantic feelings for Elenna. However in Mortaxe the Skeleton Warrior, he smiles when he sees Elenna in a dress. Though, granted, the dress was ridiculous.
He usually says "While there is blood in my veins-"