Richard was out, trapping various animals to sell at the local markets, when a brown bear just so happened to stumble across him. It was angry at losing its last prey, and hungry too. It let out a loud growl, startling Richard, and causing him to pull out his sword. He slashed at the bear it, yet it barely cut through the fur. The bear brought up a mighty paw and batted Richard on the head. Richard was stunned from such a blow, and dropped his sword while trying to get a bearing of his surroundings. The bear pounced on Richard before he had a chance to do anything else, and then it was too late. Later on, some local huntsmen discovered his body, torn up and ruined from the bear's mauling and feasting. It was a tragic day, for the few who knew him. But mostly, no one took notice as he was not well known, and life carried on.