Richard is an NPC and Quest Giver in Code Vein. Unaware of the danger he puts himself in, he still wanders in different locations where trouble follows him. NPCs are individual characters that are encountered during the course of the game that may or may not provide benefits.



Location of Richard



Richard Quests

First Request: Where's my Sleeping Bag?

Location: Hills of Deception - Howling Pit

Richard can be first encountered at the Hills of Deception Mistle at the Howling Pit after you've cleared out and defeated the boss of the said location, speak to him and he'll ask you to find his sleeping bag. The item can be found near him, just head north from the map. Take the ramp with a lever that leads down to the pits, then head straight to the next ramp where you'll find the item, 1x Threadbare Sleeping Bag. Head back to Richard once you have the item, hand it in, and you'll be rewarded with 1x Loss Shard (L).


Second Request: Troublemaker

Location: Ridge of Frozen Souls Entrance - Ridge of Frozen Souls

For the second request, players must clear the Ridge of Frozen Souls location and have completed Richard's first request. To find him, travel to the Ridge of Frozen Souls Entrance Mistle. If you remember the path you took where you found the Fionn Vestige Part B and also that unlocked the shortcut of the entrance mistle, head to the top and drop down onto the platforms until you reach the bottom, you'll find Richard standing by the corner. Speak to him and he'll ask you to kill a Lost that seems to cause trouble for him, your map will automatically indicate the location of the enemy with a red marker. Follow it, kill the enemy, then report back to Richard - you'll be rewarded with 1x Condensed Loss Shard (M) and 1x Regen Inducer.


Third Request: More Trouble

Location: Natural Cavern Depths - Ruined City Underground

Request #3 for Richard can be obtained if you've cleared and completed the Ruined City Underground and have completed his first two requests. Simply teleport to the Natural Cavern Depths Mistle of the Ruined City Underground and you'll see him at the path ahead, speak to him and he'll ask you to kill another enemy that's causing him trouble. Similar to the second request, the enemy's location will be marked on the map, follow it, kill it, then report back to Richard - he'll give you 1x Condensed Loss Shard (M) for helping him.


Fourth Request: A Shelter for Revenants

Location: Natural Cavern Depths - Ruined City Underground

For Richard's last request, you'll have to complete the Crypt Spire location, the Self-Important Revenant's requests, and Richard's first three requests. Once you've completed it, teleport to the Natural Cavern Depths Mistle of the Ruined City Underground and you'll see him at the path ahead, simply speak to him and you'll complete the quest - he'll reward you with 1x Pure Blood and 1x Map: Rocky Ruins. If Richard is still not there, try talking to Self-Important Revenant again at the Poisonous Butterfly Nest and exit once to the title screen.



Richard Notes and Tips

  • Players must clear out the indicated locations first for Richard to appear
  • It is recommended to complete the Self-Important Revenant's quest first before Richard's quests
    • After providing the Self-Important Revenant with the Active Mistle, you must leave the location and speak to him again in order to complete the quest, which will allow Richard's questline to continue.
  • Some NPCs require you to leave the location, revisit it, then talk to them to obtain the next request




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    • Anonymous

      If he isn't there for the 4th Quest, you have to go talk to the guy at the Poison Butterfly Nest.
      Afterward he should be there. This happen to me as well.

      • Anonymous

        This wiki is poorly incorrect. Richard will not give you the map until you've went/completed the govement area. He'll remain there even after completing his quest. Only once after completing the government area he'll give you the map.

        • So, for anyone stuck on finding Richard the last time to get the rocky ruins depths map, I had the same problem and figured it out. You need to do the self important revenant quests first. Whats more, is after you go to the cocoon to drop off the item you get from your memories near all the friendly soldiers... well thats not the end of the quest. You need to leave and then come back again and he'll tell you he found a home for everyone, that officially ends his quest. After that Richard will show up in his last spot to give you the map. It's a bit contrived and dumb and could be done better if you ask me, but there. Now hopefully people will update the wiki.

          • Anonymous

            Got a strange problem with him, I beat his quest before the self-important revenant, now after doing the self-important revenant's quest & getting him to the point of talking shelter I went back to Richard, but all he says is that he's got good news to go back wity, he's not giving me a map, any ideas?

            • Anonymous

              I've done all the prequisite steps to be at the 4th step but he isn't at the indicated area is there a way to mess it up its keeping me from getting my final depths map

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