Dead Man's Company
Along with Rufus, Burne came to Hommlet a few years ago after successful adventuring careers (including the slaying of a green dragon some leagues away). He is quite popular in town and can be frequently seen at the Inn of the Welcome Wench.
Though he is quite capable of defending himself (Burne is a talented wizard), he relies on his retinue of loyal guards unless his talents are sorely needed.
He and Rufus resist any invitations to join the PCs on any adventures, though Burne knows many useful rituals that he’s willing to cast (for the right price), and could be cajoled into brewing a potion or other alchemical item.