Burr is Torisen's Kendar manservant, bound to him, with him for 16 years but who previously reported to Adric, Lord of Ardeth. It deeply annoys Burr that Torisen generally refuses to dress appropriately to his rank. At several points, he forces Torisen to wear fancy clothes, which are subsequently destroyed through a series of accidents. He seems to eventually give up this pursuit except in what he deems the direst situations.


Burr was born a Ardeth Kendar. When Torisen first came to the Riverland, Adric assigned Burr to him as his servant.[2] He spied on Torisen for Adric, and reported to him.

Burr served under Torisen at the Battle of Urakarn, in the vanguard.[3] Burr escaped, with Torisen, Harn, Rowan, and Rose Iron-thorn. They fled into the Wastes, into the Great Salt Sea, there Rose died in sink-sand, and then saved them.

After Urakarn, Burr broke with Adric, and Torisen bound him.[4]


  1. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter IV: Testing", I — " 'Sar Burr, no doubt you will wish to retrieve… er… rejoin your wandering lord as quickly as possible.' "
  2. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 2: The Hell Hunt" — " 'Join the Southern Host under my name. They'll think you're some bastard son of mine […] Here's your commission, and a servant, Burr.' "
  3. The Sea of Time, "Chapter XIII: Dreams and Nightmares", VI — "the rest of Tori’s small command, and Burr had insisted on joining the vanguard with him,"
  4. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 2: The Hell Hunt" — " 'Lord, I had hoped to serve you at Gothregor.' 'Indeed? And does my lord Ardeth still need someone to spy on me?' 'Lord, I broke with Ardeth this morning.' […] 'I see,' Torisen had finally said, in a gentler tone. 'You never were much good at planning for retreats, were you? Well then, I suppose you had better swear to me.' And he had held out his beautiful, scarred hands."