So you want to be a Hero?
The most remarkable thing about Ned is that he is completely unremarkable. His image fails to stat in the mind as well as is dagger succeeds in sticking into your back.
The Party first encountered need in the Haunted House, where he was posing as a prison of whatever evil is occupying the it. Not much is known about Ned at this point, Except that he managed to Kill a party member and then ran away. The party has no idea who he really is, or who he really works for.