Ricky is a young orc struggling to find his way. He has grown up in the Barrens in poor and abusive conditions. Both his parents were killed during a riot when he was 6, after which e was put into foster care. Unfortunately his foster parents were physically and emotionally abusive to him, and he spent less and less time there, until finally never returning. He was the sole fast friend of Dmitri, and as children they were inseparable. The inhabitants of The Cul de Sac are well familiar with e pair, having watched them grow from mischievous children into young adulthood. But Ricky was always the mischievous one, often coercing the quiet Dmitri into pranking hate vendors or patrons. As he grew up his pranks became more deliberate and more detrimental in nature, and his friend Dmitri started pulling away from them. As he felt his closest friend withdraw from him, Ricky languished until he encountered The Road Hogs. Their leader, Moranis, sensed Ricky’s desire to belong and invited him to roll with the all-orc gang. Ricky swelled at the chance to belong, and embraced his new sense of racial pride. But he and the gang began to use their disenfranchisement to justify acts of larceny or violence against other meta’s. And for some reason Moranis had a particular enmity for dwarves, who suffered the greatest of The Road Hogs frustrations. This all but ended Ricky and Dmitri’s friendship, until an act of mortal violence actually ended it.