One of the perks of being someone with nigh-immortality is you can witness many events as the time goes on; that is if you could manage to avoid certain deaths and made bloody right decisions in your life.
Richter, written in the first page of his own memoir
Richter is a prominent character in several Runemilenian records. He made his appearances in Eremidia: An Empty Tome as a supporting character and the main character in the Memoir. He often claims himself as the last of his own Ancient kin who was wiped out in Mad Queen Invasion, which later becomes invalid when some other Ancients such as Admiral Lao and Lana appeared in Runemilenian universe.
|Aliases||H; Runemilenian Curator; The Town Guard|
|Family||Luna (adopted sister)|
|Love Interests||Queen Agatha; Princess of Mournvale|
|Origin||Ancient Site (Highvale)|
|Occupation||Town Guard (Classburg), Curator (former, Great Library)|
|Affiliation||Kingdom of Eremidia; Goldian Empire; Great Library; Pars Mythos; Councils of Solsticia; Iberian House of The Wises; The Makers; Worldsmith|
His gifted longetivity twisted his personality into such enigma, however he often portrayed as a jolly, talkative old man who doesn't mind to spill some of his knowledge he'd gathered in his lifetime.
In his early days, Richter is a simple-minded shepherd and didn't care of his surroundings. When the fate meets him with Agatha, his loyalty towards the Kingdom of Highvale slowly develops–along with his affinity to the once-princess of the ancient kingdom. Despite his position as Agatha's personal guard, he keeps his laid-back personality even in formal occasions.
In the aftermath of Mad Queen Invasion, Richter managed to keep his temperance even he has put an end to Agatha in the peak moment of Mad Queen Invasion, resulting in the erasure of his kin except himself thanks to Nuloa's interference when the Great Archivists deliver the punishment to the Ancients. In his first years as a Librarians' associate, he rarely talks and tends to seclude himself in the mazing hallways of the Great Library. Eventually, he regains his old personality as he undertakes tasks of retrieving books from various realms, along with a new companion he finds in his way in his journey: the book fairy named Luna.
Centuries later, he was allowed to return to Runemilenia with one given long-term task of documenting events in his home realm. Solstician customs, Goldian aesthetics and later Eremidian traditions develop Richter's personality further, permanently cementing his personality as a wise, if not jaded and slightly twisted man of way back when.
Richter is known to have particular interests in “intellectual”-type females, especially those who wear spectacles as sighting aid. He remarked his interest as “leftover from the Library”, and often reminded him of his fairy companion in his time as a Curator.
Richter's laid-back personality hinders him from mastering one skill in short time, but this is relieved by his prolonged lifespan which allows him to live through many civilizations, gifted by the Worldsmith himself in the dawn of Mad Queen Invasion. This longetivity perk is particularly useful for a curator like him; recording the rise and fall of civilizations is a task not even his ancient kin could be able to carry on.
Alongside his longetivity, his aptitude towards literature and customs allows him to grasp the Solstician Rune Art, especially the rune art of protection and rejuvenation. Among all of his abilities, the Rune Art is his most used active abilities ever witnessed in his stories.
The Solstician also taught him swordplay, allowing him to effectively use longswords and later, rune blades given by the Seers of Fandor. With his collected knowledge, the Rune Art and his swordplay, Richter becomes the first “rune knight” in the history of Goldia (and later, Eremidia).
Although not confirmed, Richter is able to use Worldsmith's Tool–the same Tool Queen Agatha used back in the Highvale days–although he's only able to do it in small scale.
|Target||Allied, Target Unit||Range||[5×3]|
|Heal||40% target's MAXHP||Cooldown||2|
|Properties|| Instant Cast
Applies shield on target ally which is able to block (6 + (100% Richter's STR) + (150% target's INT)) damage. Shield lasts 3 turns.
|Casts lesser healing spell on allied target, healing 40% of target's HP. In addition, target ally will receive barrier whose durability depends on Richter's strength and target's intelligence. Barrier lasts 3 turns or till the barrier absorbs enough damage.|
|Target||Allied, Target Unit||Range||[5×3]|
|Properties|| Instant Cast
Links Richter and target allies, sharing any damage or healing taken by one of the linked allies. Able to link up to 1/1/2/2/3 allies including Richter himself, lasts 2/2/3/3/4 turns
|Casts a Runic incantation which links the fate of targeted allies and Richter himself. Any damage taken by the allies or Richter will be evenly divided and shared to linked allies. Healing effects will be shared in full amount instead.|
|Target||Enemy, Target Unit||Range||[3×3]|
|Damage||100% DMG + 6/12/18/24/30||Cooldown||7/6/5/4/3|
|Properties||Changes normal attack into cleaving attack, dealing full damage to enemies in 3×3 range in front of Richter.|
|Richter's runeblade, Mournblade, collects power gradually which later can be unleashed in form of great arcing slash. Grants bonus damage and Richter's attack will splash onto field behind his target.|
|Target||Enemies in battle||Range||Entire battlefield|
|Properties||Reduces enemies' armor and resistances by 20/40/60/80/100%.|
|Richter's vast insight and wisdom that gathered since centuries ago grant him ability to reduce almost everything into its basic. Enemies under his presence will have their armor and resistances eliminated by certain magnitude.|
|[icon here]||Grade||Ultimate||Type||Physical / Magical|
|Damage||50% of enemy's MAXHP||Cooldown||8/7/6|
Deals physical and magical damage on hit. Knocks enemies out for 5 turns and removes any on-field effects on successful cast.
Master Staff Upgrade: Disarms enemies for 4 turns.
|Requires Richter to channel the skill before activation. On successful channeling, Richter then brutally slams the ground, knocking out enemies struck by the shockwave. Deals 50% of enemy's MAXHP as composite damage.|
The Town Guard whose origin is much older than the archaic Goldian Empire, Richter is one of notable–and surviving–Ancient kin who, if not too talkative, a kind and hearty one. His early days are as vague as his kin, but one clear thing about Richter: he is true to his calling and does his jobs well… according to his own account.
As the survivor of the presumed extinct race, he was then forced to serve in the Great Library as a procurer of knowledge in the aftermath of Mad Queen Incident; a price he had to pay for what his kin and his lover had done in The Rift. Such punishment that turned out benefited him more than he expected; because of the task given by the Great Archivists in his service time for the Library, Richter had stumbled upon realms interconnected in The Rift and learned much knowledge along the way. Some of those were proven useful in his long, arduous tasks of procuring books from uncountable realms. Eventually, as a reward for his service for the Library, Richter was permitted to return to Runemilenia–also known as Realm of Many Names or Noneiffica; his place of origin–with one condition: he must record the accounts, events and various things happening in his home realm. And thus, all accounts and records from the Goldian era to Eremidian era are being written in an enormous journal of his, and probably events from some more eras that follow will be found in it. Richter truly put the gift from Worldsmith into good use.
In a tie with the Eremidia Kingdom, Richter has been around since its first days until now; he had outlived many people, had seen the Kingdom's better days and received several mementos from various places around the Fandorum, including his Town Guard title and the runeblade of immense power that is now dubbed as Mournblade. All of those events and occurrences are recorded in the book of the history of Eremidia as well as in his personal journal.
In the time of Imperial Simulacrum, Richter volunteered himself and signed into the second expedition team which then embarked towards the Herald of World's End; his response to the calling of distress from the Kingdom after the previous expedition team went unheard of for more than a month. It didn't take a long time until Richter realized the Herald of World's End is more than a gateway into The Rift–it also heralds the uprising of malevolent force deep from The Abyss which threatening Runemilenia's existence… and his worst nightmare.
Richter is rather slow in combat, but he harnesses a set of Runic spells which can be used to aid himself and his allies in combats–healing allies, preventing allies from dying by linking their lives to himself and providing a protective barrier to allies. His sluggishness is offset by a gift bound to him that diminishes enemies' defense and a groundbreaking strike that shatters anyone fools enough to withstand such an enormous blow.