Thomas Yardley is the leader of his own newly minted pack, claiming the territory around Crescent Lake as his birthright.
Thomas is a tall, muscular man who appears to be in his late fifties. His hair has changed from the dark brown of his youth, and he is now totally gray.
Thomas is an angry man, with a bad temper and prone to flying into a rage. He goes through life with a grim, single-minded determination to have his own way, no matter who gets in the way.
Thomas was originally part of a pack in Crescent Lake, but after ending his relationship with Flora, he left Michigan and settled in Ohio, joining with a pack there.
Twenty-five years ago, Thomas was in a very toxic relationship with a talented young witch named Flora Conradine. One day she disappeared.
Months later, he saw her again. It was then he found out she had deliberately become pregnant with his child, later named Aubrey by her mother. He also found out that she had been siphoning off his life's energy the entire time they had been together. That encounter turned violent, and Thomas left Flora to die alone in the woods rather than risk letting her steal any more of his energy.
Return to Crescent Lake
Twenty-five years after leaving Crescent Lake, Thomas returns to claim his "birthright". Thomas blames the loss of this "birthright" on Flora's machinations.
Thomas and a few of his packmates, including his brother and daughter, sever ties with their pack in Ohio and travel to Crescent Lake to stake a claim for the territory for their new pack, relying on Thomas's pursuit of a "prior" claim.
Thomas aggressively pursues this claim, sending his witch, Lucas, along with the rest of the pack to enforce the claim with violence, intimidation, and brutal magics. Due to Lucas's sapping too much of his energy for the anticipated battle, Thomas is unable to participate in the initial push to gain control of Crescent Lake.