They must hate Tom as an agent of chaos. Most of these people are old powerful and methodical, so they make plans based on any and all variables they know and a few they don’t. Tom as a newcomer to the world is at or approaching the height of his growth curve as he work out how to use his innate talents. This will make them think he was holding out and question how long his machinations have been in the works. As they plan for his future course of actions they will be confused as they will appear as elusive and shifting as desert sand in the wind as he lacks a clear goal. In essence a powerful demon of unknown reasons appears in the world to disrupt the plans of those in power leaving chaos and fear in his wake as people worry about his unknown end game and objective, as he has known and is mostly wandering around to relieve boredom.