Tom-Tom was a sorcerer of the Black Company. He was a small man with dark skin. He was One-Eye's older brother and was also born in the jungles of the south. He always carried a tom-tom drum, which explains his nickname. He was killed by a forvalaka, which was targeting the Syndic of Beryl. Years later One-Eye found the monster and avenged his brother’s death. 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.