Appearance and Character
Rickard and his brothers are said to be quarrelsome, all taking a horsehead of a different color for their sigil, the jape being that the Ryswells could not even agree upon the color of their arms.
A Dance with Dragons
Along with the rest of House Ryswell, Rickard attends the wedding of Ramsay to "Arya Stark" (actually Jeyne Poole) in Winterfell. Theon spots Rickard nuzzling at the neck of one of Abel's washerwomen near the Burned Tower of Winterfell, but, as mentioned before, it is also possible Theon mistakes Roger for Rickard.
- The appendices of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons list Roger, Rickard, and Roose as Rodrik's quarrelsome cousins, but the text of A Dance with Dragons specifies them as his sons in 20. Reek II and 32. Reek III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak.