Skalen Burdon is a secondary character in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. He is a dice poker player and arm wrestler. He can be found in Vergen during Chapter II. Saskia describes him as "a gambler, an addict, and perhaps Vergen's top sharp".
- Cecil's nephew, the young Skalen Burdon, had been taken in by the alderman after the lad's parents perished in one of the nonhuman massacres that occured in Aedirn. As friendly, hard working and efficient as his uncle, Skalen took it upon himself to act as Vergen's official representative in his uncle's absence, providing all newcomers to the town with any information or assistance they needed.
- If Geralt beats Skalen at dice poker the first time, Skalen will reward the witcher with the "the sword of the warrior princess Xenthia" and on winning the second time the Dun Banner cloak, which can be used in the quest "Death Symbolized". Prior to version 2.0, a rusty steel sword would be received instead of the Princess Xenthia sword.