|Book(s)||Fire & Blood (mentioned)|
Rickard was the second son[N 1] of Manfryd Redwyne, the Lord of the Arbor and the master of ships to King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. While still a squire, he came to King's Landing with his father and brothers, Robert and Ryam, when Lord Manfryd was appointed to the small council in 50 AC.
In 73 AC, Rickard took part at a tourney at Old Oak, where he unhorsed the mystery knight called the Silver Fool. Rickard unmasked the mystery knight and revealed him to be Prince Baelon Targaryen. He then knighted Prince Baelon.
- Of Lord Lord Manfryd Redwyne's three sons - Robert, Rickard, and Ryam - Robert is confirmed to be the eldest, while Ryam is confirmed to have been the youngest (Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies), indicating Rickard was the middle son.