Sent to fight in the Second War as a young man, Dick Cipher formed a part of the Gilneas Brigade. There, he served under Lord General Rineheart and saw his youth marred by the horrors of war. During the campaign, he saved the life of a young high elven captain by the name of Daladun Hawkspear. Daladun offered his blade, the Sword of Real, to Dick Cipher as thanks.
Eventually, he rebelled, and the Landslide came up against the regime of Patrick Ramsey. Ultimately, it failed, and Dick Cipher lost his life while assisting strangers from afar.