The Bruner Expedition
Lord Rickard is a son of the Aschaffenberg line, but he has gained higher rank by marrying into the von Bruner family. A huge bearded bear of a man and a skilled swordsman, Rickard is honourable to a fault. He believes that the aristocracy has the absolute right to rule and will not hear of contrary views, but he acknowledges that not all nobles live up to the high standards their status should embody. Rickard is duty bound to follow the lead of his superiors, in both the Aschaff enberg and von Bruner families in matters relating to the status of Ubersreik, but will always endeavour to act with honour.