Tom-Tom was a sworn brother of the Black Company and Wizard whose membership predated that of any other brother, including his brother One-Eye in the modern annals. He was a small man with dark skin, and he always carried a tom-tom drum, which explained his nickname.
Before the Annals Edit
Tom-Tom was One-Eye's older brother and was born in D'loc Aloc, a vast jungle on the Southern Continent. In D'loc Aloc, Tom-Tom and One-Eye (both boys at this time) were sold to N'Gamo, a wizard who wanted them as his apprentices. Shortly after, N'Gamo attempted to destroy a young male Forvalaka but failed, losing an arm and a foot in the process. Tom-Tom never forgot the experience.
The Black Company Edit
By the time of the first book of Croaker, Tom-Tom is already a hundred and fifty years or so old (One-Eye was at least this old), sustained by his abilities as a minor wizard. He was one of the most valuable members of the Black Company both because of his vast personal experiences and due to his abilities as a wizard. While his knowledge of sorcery rivalled that of his brother, it is never implied that any of the company wizards are more or less potent.
He was killed by a forvalaka, which was targeting the Syndic of Beryl during the Company's stay there. Years later One-Eye found the monster and avenged him. It was later discovered that Tom-Tom's true killer was Shapeshifter, one of the Ten Who Were Taken who assumed the form of a forvalaka in order to kill the Syndic and free the Black Company of their contract, which would allow the group to begin working for Soulcatcher, another member of the Taken.