|Date of birth:||2256|
|Date of death:||N/A|
Richard Almay is the young and resourceful Sheriff of the Coloradan town of Red Sand. In his life he has seen many strangers pass through and leave for the ruins of nearby Denver, only to return robbed and empty-handed. Thanks to all of his experience in dealing with the poor, Richard has developed a kind and open heart, and welcomes any stranger who doesn't point a gun at him or his people. His favorite pastime is patrolling the red desert that has retaken the region south of Denver thanks to the Great War, and when he's not wandering around the town, he takes care of most of the Rangers' paperwork or tries to get the new recruits into shape.
Richard was the youngest son of the Almay family, as his brother and sister were 2 and 4 years older. Since Richards father was the Sheriff of Red Sand, it was the intention for the title to be passed down to Richards' older brother, but because his brother had chosen to join a caravan company and travel the wastes, the title of Sheriff was given to Richard on his 20th birthday.
In his 5 years as the local Sheriff, Richard has managed to settle most of the political feuds and root out several criminal organizations that once ravaged the town of Red Sand. Although some people question his capabilities because of his young age, Richard is an able marksman and has a good head on his shoulders. One of his greatest accomplishments is the fact that he managed to unite Red Sand's farmers and let them build an irrigation network, which soon led to a population boom because of the enormous increase of food.
Richard prefers to wear the simple brown vest and other apparel that his father passed on to him, since these clothes have the become the symbol of a Sheriff. On top of his long black hair mostly sits a wide-rimmed cowboy hat, to protect his brain from being fried by the hot desert temperatures. On his back, he carries his beloved and feared cowboy repeater, also a gift from his father.
Abilities & Skills
Richard always tries to look as good as possible, because he believes that people will listen more quickly to someone who they don't consider another one of those stinking peasants that make up most of Red Sand's population. Every morning he puts on his usual Ranger outfit with vest and straps on his belt with knives and ammo.
- " In my eyes, that boy is just part of another generation of people who think they can provide people with safety by simply waving with a gun and act like some kind of all-powerful deity. At least he still has a brain between his ears, let's thank the hat for that."
- ― Astor Fang
- "If I ever have to go to one of these meetings again, where Astor almost talks his jaw off, I'm gonna put one through my temples. Those frickin' hillbillies follow that man just because he knows some fancy words."
- ―After a meeting of the Fang Farmers