The legend of the Black Thomas of Lobor
"Black" Thomas Loborski lived in the second half of the 16th century in his tower Pusto-Lobor in Lobor, Northern Croatia.
He was not very tall and had broad chest and shoulders. His appearance was harsh and sullen and somehow strange: like black wings of a raven, with hair falling down his shoulders. Someone could say that he looked like a relative of some bloodthirsty werewolf. He was indeed a cruel, greedy and insatiable man.
One evening he invited his partner Jozo Haramic to dinner. Two of them had already earlier plotted against a local nobleman, Vladimir Zmaic, planning to kill him and take his sweetheart Katica (who was a daughter of another local nobleman called Badonic. Who was the owner of the Ostrc-town.).
Before this planned dinner with his friend even took place, the impatient Thomas went to Ostrc, took Katica from her home and shut her in his tower. Now he was waiting for his friend Jozo and young Vladimir, whom they also had invited, to come. Thomas was eager to kill Vladimir that same night.
However, one of Thomas's servants, young Peter, betrayed his master and warned Vladimir about the plot.
Peter helped Vladimir and his uncle, Franjo Tahi Susedgradski, to storm the Pusto-Lobor tower and overcome Black Thomas and his partner Jozo. They managed to free the lovely maiden Katica.
Only afterwards it has become known that the good servant Peter was actually an unhappy vigilante whose beloved fiancé, Marica from Zlatar, had died because of "Black" Thomas. She, in order to avoid torture of the notorious Thomas, had thrown herself from the Pusto-Lobor tower. After that, Peter swore to have his revenge.
Nobody cried when Thomas died. After his death people in Lobor lived better and more peacefully.