Bald (formerly black)
Head of Sherwood Intelligence
When Richard was younger, his father (Benny's grandad) would look at the stars with a telescope that his father built. However, his father grew ill and developed problems, often rejecting his son and watching the stars on his own.
Richard met Tom Clarke when he came round to Benny's house. When a Grazlax arrived and attacked the duo, Tom cast a spell to give Richard and his wife Tricia the idea that Benny's uncle was in need of them.
When Benny Sherwood revealed who his dad was, the Psyke Games manager Elizabeth Hatcher immediately took an interest, treating him with a sudden respect and began asking questions on his father's business.
On the day of the lunar eclipse, Richard helped Benny take his telescope to school. When the Nekross moved the moon closer to Earth, Richard and his wife panicked and planned to live in the basement until the eclipse ended. Richard revealed to Benny that his father used to watch the stars at Burnt Hill Stone Circle, giving Benny an idea to help Tom defeat the Nekross. Richard and Tricia were later both overjoyed when things returned to normal.
Richard was a caring father and very enthusiastic about science, like Benny. Although very upbeat and easygoing, Richard revealed he had had a difficult relationship with his own father who had grown ill and would reject him to watch stars on his own. He didn't want to drift apart from his son the way he had with his father and was sad that Benny now seemed to keep things to himself.