Richard grew up in the woods just beyond the marsh. His father, Steven, was a sentinel for the nameofroadhere. The outpost operated with a 6 man crew and garrison members were like family to Rick. Rick often helped out, trapping or shooting small game, gathering and chopping firewood. In turn, he learned many things from the garrison members. With 6 fathers, he learned to hunt, fish, swim, track, talk to animals, fight, swear, spit and boast.