Out of his league and trying to keep the peace.
Harburk first denied the heroes and the refugees enterance into Red Larch when they arrived from the Swamp of Oblivion. After a stern talking to by Imdarr Revlaunder, Harburk conceded to letting the refugees in. Finally after the PCs had found the missing wagon he was tasked with locating, Harburk allowed the heroes entry to Red Larch.
Harburk is the husband of the Butcher Jaleesa Ornra. He served briefly as a soldier, and looks to be always exhausted since the recent trouble arose in the Dessarin Valley.