|Race||Skeletal mage (Undead)|
|Affiliation(s)||Hillsbrad, Alliance (formerly)|
|Occupation||Magistrate of Hillsbrad (formerly)|
Magistrate Rutherford Burnside was a level 30 human found in Hillsbrad in the Hillsbrad Foothills. He was the most recent leader of the Hillsbrad Fields, until the Forsaken assaulted the town. Burnside and a few dozen Hillsbrad residents stayed behind to defend the town but was ultimately defeated, imprisoned, and experimented on. Now he has joined the ranks of the undead as an elite skeletal mage.
High Executor Darthalia wanted Burnside killed in order to disrupt the leadership of the Hillsbrad community which was possibly an unsuccessful attempt since he was killed after Southshore fell. With Burnside being raised as an undead, Master Apothecary Lydon wants him killed in order to remove all traces of Warden Stillwater's experiments.
He is invulnerable, floating inside a bubble. During the quest-chain in the Sludge Fields Master Apothecary Lydon wants him dead. During the fight, Apothecary Lydon and Jenny are helping you to kill him.