Abandoned at at an early age, Richter was orphaned as a child at seven after his mother overdosed on heroin. With his father having been absent since his birth, Richter was lost in the government system. When he reached his teenage years he began to act out against society and became fond of alcohol and fist fighting. This caused him to be frequently be incarcerated in juvenile institutions. For him, life carried on as usual until he was twenty one. He started a fight with the wrong people and was booked for third degree assault. At the time the military was hurting for personnel, causality rates were high in the Middle East in 2003. The judge gave him an option, a jail sentence or military enlistment. He opted for the latter. The structure of the military was foreign to him, but he quickly found something that had been missing in his life.
Purpose. Brotherhood. Discipline.
Richter excelled in the Army. Originally part of the military intelligence corps he was eventually transferred into Army Intelligence Support Activity and served several years in Latin America and in Afghanistan. The former as a military adviser to special operations groups. During his deployment in the Middle East he worke closely with village elders and informants. Unfortunately his luck would come to a halt in Fallujah. While clearing a building a tripwire was set off, killing two of his team members and injuring him severely. After months of recovery, the military medically discharged Richter.
When he returned home he found himself bitter from the war. Out of work and out of options, he turned to a drifter lifestyle, taking odd jobs here and there. As time went on, he found that life on the road was hard and lonely, something Richter missed from the military was the brotherhood. Eventually he left the U.S. in hopes of putting his skills to use elsewhere. He found his way to an island country known as Taviana. Situated in the Baltic Sea, the country was approximately 120 km off the coast of Lithuania. The island was home to a small group of criminals known as the Czolgosz Otriad who smuggled illicit goods and weapons.
This is where he fell into the line of work of an enforcer for the Otriad. After working for the Otriad for some time he met the son of the head of the organization, Dominik Romanowicz. He worked closely with Dominik and the syndicate, mostly as an enforcer and occasionally as part of the security details for their illegal shipments. After an incident involving the kidnapping of Dominik's sister, Dominik abruptly left his home in Taviana. Leaving his family behind without notice, Dominik's father sent Richter in an attempt to track Dom down. Using the skills he learned during his time in the service he was able to track him to Chernarus.
While in-country he established himself as a local weapons dealer in South Zagoria. He mostly peddled small-arms. A few pistols here some sub-machine guns there. But eventually he was able to make contact with an old NAPA guerrilla who agreed to sell him leftover weapon caches from the Civil War.
With business expanding, he put together a crew of washed up ex-military in order to oversee larger operations and possibly make connections in the area for the Otriad. As the outbreak hit South Zagoria, Richter lost track of the "asset". After almost a year and with the help of his crew they were able to track down Dominik. For a time the crew was attempting to get by, by doing whatever was necessary.
They gained a reputation working for other groups as intelligence gatherers & guns for hire. Unfortunately they caught the attention of a much larger force composed of former members of a group known as The House. The group were mercenaries and arms dealers and once they learned of a smaller crew operating in their turf they sought to reign Richter and the others in. Surrounded and at gun-point Richter was forced to agree to their terms or suffer the consequences of saying no and be gunned down. Eventually the new agreement displeased the remainder of Richter's forces and they departed the region to look for work elsewhere. Richter stayed behind however in hopes of falling in with a larger crew in order to ensure the asset's safety.
As time went on, Richter and Dom found themselves on their own. They turned to scavenging instead of merc work. As the weeks went on they fled from the West of South Zagoria to the East in order to hide from any potential enemies they made while being guns for hire. At the end of the long road, they found a home in a small town and as time passed old faces from Dom’s old crew showed up. They formed a small force, things were going well, that is until someone from the merc days showed up. The same man that forced him into a deal had fallen on hard times and was looking for a place to stay. Despite the circumstances, the two decided to let the mercenary setup his operation in their home. Now they work as soldiers for hire once again.
Work in Progress. Details subject to change.
Due to his past, Richter finds it difficult to trust people. He prefers not to rely or trust others as they tend to be liabilities. Though there are some exceptions. Those he does trust are within a tight knit circle, typically people he's known before the outbreak. Despite living the life of a gun for hire he operates by a strict code, albeit one that seemingly lacks morals.
➤ Obtain a cargo plane. [Ongoing]
➤ Find a pilot and co-pilot. [Ongoing]
➤ Find a local crew to fall in with. [Completed]
Viktor Padella [Alive]
Dominik Romanowicz [Alive]
Francis Williams II [Alive]
Dima Lopatin [Alive]
Bogdan Vadik [Alive]
Fyodr Belokov [Alive]
Jebediah Foulke [Alive]
Jeffrey 'Scrappy' Finley [Alive]
Jack Lexton [Alive]
Grisha Petrov [Alive]