Count of Whitecliffe and patriarch of House Hudson, Richard is a frail and dying man who has remained in a near comatose state for the last three years. His eldest son, Benedict, has taken over most responsibilities, but has nonetheless ordered that his father be well taken care of. Unlike his son, Richard was known for his diplomatic and peaceful attitudes. Preferring compromise and appeasement, nearby House Thorne has long taken advantage of his lordship. Those times look to be ending very soon.