Richard Rahl, also known as Richard Cypher, is the principal character in the series of books called The Sword Of Truth, written by Terry Goodkind. The Sword of Truth books are situated in the fantasy genre, so they naturally take place in their own unique world. This world is called the New World. Richard Cypher is given the title Seeker of Truth by the wizard Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander in the first novel of the series, "Wizard's First Rule". Here are some details of Richard's life.