"We must try not to upset the balance more than necessary."
Buroden is a dwarven wizard of immense power. He is retired from adventuring and has served as Mayor of Memory Haven since its founding. He is widely regarded as a just and practical leader.
Buroden recently left Memory Haven on an unknown quest. He left his magical staff in the hands of his former apprentice, Jean Bastien. He is now the last of his adventuring party. They arrived in the mistlands over 30 years ago. Kaelek the archer, MItz the Rogue and Tao the Monk are all gone.
And Burden expects he will soon be dead as well.