Thomas Ward was born in a relatively normal family in Chicago, Illinois. From a young age, Thomas seemed to be interested in all things odd and irregular, often spending hours laying on his back and staring at the sky during the evening to look at the flickering lights above and wonder if there was something more out there than just them. This interest slowly turned into a obsession as he grew older and with the easy accessibility of (mis)information that came with the spread of the internet and the advancement of technology, it wasn't long before Thomas found himself engrossed in a multitude of forums, chatrooms and groups that delved into the craziest and deepest conspiracies one could find.
Hellbent on proving that there was more out there, Thomas enrolled into University of Illinois at Chicago (IUC for short) with the intent to major in Astronomy. However, being absolutely obsessed with extraterrestrial life is a terrible motivator to try your hand and getting into the finer details of the galaxy and it wasn't long before he flunked out of it. With a decent debt racked up during his college years, Thomas was forced to find a job to cover his costs (his parents long having given up on him due to their increased conflict and concern over Thomas's state of mind and behavior). He was hired to become a nothing more but a glorified messenger, spending most of his young adulthood delivering packages and/or sealed envelopes all around the state. Over time, he came to enjoy his job, as it allowed him plenty of free time to continue his incessant drive to try and find proof of alien life and their repeated visits to our planet.
In early 2016, he started noticing that the frequency of which he was required to deliver documents and packages out of state started increasing, to the point where in his incredible ability to connect dots that didn't exist, he started suspecting that the company he worked for was involved in (you guessed it) some kind of conspiracy. While others would claim that this was nothing more than a company working across the ocean for various infrastructural and/or economical goals, for Thomas this appeared straight truth that this place was connected to something bigger, something far more insidious (and probably alien related too).
In late 2016, Thomas Ward went off the gird, together with some documents he was supposed to deliver. He bought a plane ticket to Europe and spent the next few years in cheap hotels and crappy rooms continuing his obsession for aliens and trying to delve into the secrets he was absolutely convinced he would uncover and amaze the world with. He arrived in France and travelled to Nancy, where he went looking for any remaining 'evidence' of a sighting that was reported in 1982. Coming up empty, he continued to chase rumors and investigate old sightings throughout Europe. The east-block was rife with conspiracies and sightings, so Thomas had a plan to make it to Russia and continue his tireless search for the extraterrestial. But by the time he reached Livonia (and with his visa expired) he ran out of the one thing that had allowed him to get as far as he did. Money.
Broke, homeless, illegal and not terribly skilled at surviving in the wild, Thomas roamed the streets of Andrezejów for a while. He tried to both pick up the language to the best of his ability and find some place to work. While he is undoubtably crazy, he too realized that in order to continue his own search, he needed the funds to do so.
Thomas managed to land himself a part-time job with the Straz Parku. The locals there weren't too fussed about having a foreigner do some dirty work, nor did they really care about his visa (or his ramblings about aliens and the strange things he observed during his daily walks). The pay wasn't the best, but with his previous experience in swift delivery and retrieval of goods/packages he was able to make himself useful enough to have stick around (even if most of his duties involved clearing the hiking trails).