He has succeeded his Uncle, Lord Dervon Currington the Last-Lord, as Baron of Blackvale.
Richard truly comes from the loins of a Currington, as he is a tall, well-built, comely man with long, black hair organized by hair bracelet things. His armor is modeled after his uncle's and he wields Squirrel's Paw.
Richard among his two best friends is normally very jovial and carefree, though his demeanor at all other times is serious and stern. He is incredibly organized and plans almost everything through to the detail and gets angry when things become out of his control or they don't going according to his plan.
Aldwin Sparrow has been Richard's best friend since they were very young. Born around the same time, they shared the same wetnurse, were eduacted and taught the ways of war, and even squired for the same knight together. They have largely been inseparable in their youth, but as they grow older their paths have begun to split apart, where Richard is moving towards a lordship and Aldwin to become a knight of the realm. Despite this, the two share a deep bond that will last for the rest of their lives.
When Ravenwood was evacuated, the Stromic House of Havenport took their entirety of the population in. The House of Currington was assigned to help keep order in the Earldom of Havenport, thus the family stayed in Havenport's keep as guests. There he met the young Harkeon Havenport, who he at first mistook as a daughter of the Earl, but they soon became very good friends. Harkeon was brought into the fold by Richard, introducing him to Aldwin.