The subject matter of this article is different in the Exile and Avernum series. An attempt has been made to unite the two concepts as best as possible. (See Exile vs Avernum)
Bruning was a bounty hunter who assisted the group that was investigating the Skylark Curse in 842 IE. Initially drawn to Skylark Vale on a hunt for a bandit called Elram, he stayed in Sweetgrove to take down bandits.