Ser Darron's Squire
At one-and-ten years of age Thomas is taller than most of his peers. However, he is skinny, dirty, and has a hungry look about him.
Thomas had spent the war in the Weeping Town, scrounging for food, begging, doing odd tasks, and looking for opportunities at a better life. He had been abandoned there by his parents. He recently resorted to thievery, which is how he encountered Ser Darron, Ser Carson, and Jardon.
While walking by the ’Captain’s Cabin’ tavern Thomas was called inside by the three warriors. He was hired to deliver a message to Lady Alys (It conveyed: that she was to sell of the bulk of the captured supply caravan and rendezvous with Davos on the beach outside of town to load the onions, etc. into his ship’s hold). Thomas asked to join the men as a squire, he was denied. Sensing that Jardon was mocking him throughout his request Thomas sought him out an hour later on the docks and tried to relieve him of his coin purse. He was caught in the act, attempted to flee, and was scared into returning when a bolt from Jardon’s crossbow stuck into the ground just in front of him. A discussion between the men ensued and after scaring the boy sufficiently Carsen argued the boy’s case to Ser Darron, convincing the grizzly old knight to take on Thomas as a squire.
After several months of traveling with the old knight Thomas killed a man for the first time. It happened in the skirmish with Rancis and Ralph’s robbers on Paps , one of the three archers he charged whilst riding his mule.
Thomas squired for Darron at the joust celebrating the wedding of King Robert and Queen Cersei. He watched as his mentor easily bested a newly anointed knight and two impotent hedge knights. In the fourth and fifth rounds he saw Darron best Ser Lyn Corbray and Ser Brynden Tully, respectively, by rule of the judge. In the 6th round Darron was grievously wounded and unhorsed by Sandor Clemane, as Thomas knew him.