art by Cindy Kinnard
|Allegiance|| House Horpe|
House Baratheon of Dragonstone
|Book(s)|| A Feast for Crows (mentioned)|
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (appears)
Ser Richard is lean, dark-haired and hard-eyed. His face is marred by pockmarks and old scars.
As a squire Richard dreamed of being a member of the Kingsguard, but Queen Cersei Lannister spoke against him and King Robert Baratheon passed him over. He is said to lust for battle. Stannis Baratheon refers to him as "the slayer".
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Richard sits on Stannis's war council and later accompanies his king as he retakes Deepwood Motte and later marches on Winterfell as his second-in-command. He is among the men stationed at the crofters' village between two lakes, and acts somewhat like Stannis's bodyguard.
The Winds of Winter
Richard is present along with Ser Godry Farring and Clayton Suggs when Stannis interrogates Maester Tybald about his loyalties. He is then put in charge of disarming Arnolf Karstark's men while Stannis breaks his fast with Arnolf, his son and grandsons.