The Burthorpe Imperial Guard is an elite military presence and the personal defence force for Prince Anlaf. As the guards of Burthorpe, they are actively engaged in a war with the mountain trolls of Death Plateau, who threaten to destroy the small military city and its neighbouring village of Taverley.
The guards can be found drilling and marching constantly in front of Burthorpe Castle. They are allies of the White Knights and fought alongside them during the War of 164, though the two organisations often contend with one another over matters of authority.
Certain members of the Burthorpe Imperial Guard feature in the Death Plateau and Troll Stronghold quests.