Ricardo was an Easterner who was a librarian in the Imperial Library in Dragaera City, whom Khaavren consulted. His position was one of unusual distinction for an Easterner, the more so as he was working toward the beginning of the 18th Phoenix Reign of Tortaalik, well before the rise in Easterner population in the Empire that occurred during the Interregnum.

It was Ricardo who discovered and analyzed the name 'Fricorith', connecting it to the name Marish'Chala, and therefore locating Kathana e'Marish'Chala.

Not to be confused with Ricardo the Warlock, one of Morrolan's witches.