Inheritor of a wealthy estate but slow of wit Tom was fortunate enough to have strong ties to the new Warlord of the Roan Empire. This along with his general spineless nature and lack of morality allowed him to fill a niche that few of his peers would claim. Since the rise to power of the new Warlord and the practice of slavery has been re-introduced to deal with the captives from the War of Zuul Ji a need to administrate and officiate the process of slavery and deal with legal issues has arisen. Luckily Tom was on hand to fill this void in the new administration of the recently crowned Warlord this act won him few friends but did earn him a measure of infamy amongst the populace. His new seat of office did allow him to place nearly any citizen, not under political protection, beneath the yoke of slavery. Many former supporters of the old monarchy have been used as an excellent source of forced labor, all those too proud to flee or who did not die defending the old regime have found themselves being worked to death collecting items of power to ensure the new Warlord will remain in power for the forseeable future.