Brother Burlop was a Cellarmaster of Redwall Abbey, and was the successor to Abbot Humble after he took on Abbotship. Abbot Humble described him as "trustworthy, diligent and strong as an oak". He also favored working in the forge. When the safety of the Abbey became threatened by the horde of Gulo the Savage, Brother Burlop took up arms against the vermin. However, during his first attack he killed one of the horde, and not being able to handle the fact that he had taken a life, wept openly and chose to give up fighting and live a peaceful life instead. He was greatly loved by Abbot Humble, who considered him to be the son he never had.