I may not have my ASOIAF verse sorted out yet but I do know some things:
- Richard’s father and brother Edmund were murdered at the Battle of the Trident fighting for Robert Baratheon. He does not remember them as he was only very young himself.
- Growing up admiring The Night’s Watch, Richard entertained some ideas of joining ( after all he was the last-born son ) until his eldest brother Ned found out and forbade it.
- Richard’s family probably come from the Stormlands???
- During the War of the Five Kings, Richard is loyal to Stannis.
- Possibly became the squire of some northern lord. Idk yet.