Thomas the Tinker, an mender of broken things, travels across Luster with a magical cart with various items with magical powers. He helps Cara and the unicorns during their adventures numerous times. He was in possession of one of the Queen's Five, until it was stolen from Jacques, who Thomas had lent the amulet to. Beloved later uses the amulet to open a gate into Luster at the Axis Mundi. Thomas has many watches with different purposes. Some blow up, or give light, or work as calendars. He has drunk from the Queen's Pool, which has considerably lengthened his life span. Thomas is well over a hundred years old. He is described as bald and friendly-looking.