He is tall and hook-nosed, with a harsh voice and a look of unalterable certainty on his face.
Saren invites Bornhald and his men to a village that has been "pacified." Bornhald takes that to mean that they have killed all the inhabitants to ensure secrecy. Saren gives them orders to root out Darkfriends on the Almoth Plain and the men of Bornhald's legion are to be put at the disposal of the Hand of the Light by orders of Pedron Niall. Bornhald feels like he is being moved like stones on a board.
In 999 NE, he is used as a messenger by Pedron Niall to escort Morgase Trakand to his audience chamber. Saren has a deep contempt for her and "happens" to walk past the place where Paitr Conel and Torwyn Barshaw, two locals who offered to help her escape the Fortress of the Light, are being hanged as Darkfriends.