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Burbage was an Atreides general who participated in the events before and after the Ascension of House Atreides to the Imperial Throne.
During the War of Assassins of 10,187 AGEdit
During the War of Assassins of 10,078 A.G., Burbage was among the troops of House Atreides and House Ecaz during the siege of Ritka, capital of Grumman, House Moritani's homeworld. During the stallion charge made by the Moritani troops against the Atreides-Ecazi besiegers, Burbage suffered an injury, which later resulted in the scar on his face.
Attack on JerichaEdit
After the Arrakis Revolt and the Ascension of House Atreides, Gurney Halleck sent Burbage in command of a Caladanian platoon to the temperate planet Jericha, a base of the rebel Earl Memnon Thorvald. The Jihadi army commanded by Stilgar (where Burbage and his platoon were included), lost most of their aircraft due to House Thorvald's Suspensor-nullification equipment. Both commanders of the Imperial troops had to use Ruh-yaks to launch attacks and transport their equipment. While crossing a river stream on the side of a Jericha mountain, Stilgar fell into the water, and almost drowned. However, Burbage personally pulled him from water and saved his life. This near-death experience made Stillgar take the decision of returning to Arrakis and serve as the planetary governor, as well as Emperor Paul's principal advisor.
After Stilgar's retreat, Burbage took command of both Caladanian and Fremen Jihadi troops, and continued the war against Earl Thorvald at Jericha. Finally, the rebel Earl was forced to retire from Jericha after his forces were routed by Burbage' troops.