Name: Rick Breckinridge
Character Name: Ethandril
As leader of the Atlantic roleplaying group, The Forestwalkers Guilds (FWG), Rick Breckinridge had seen and experienced his fair share of curious and unusual things within Britannia. But after saving a stranger from a monster in the wilderness, nothing could prepare Rick for what he’d encounter next: his future wife, Dora.
“Dora was smart and witty,” Rick said. “It stood out like a beacon. In a game world of ‘U,’ ‘LOL,’ ‘KK,’ and ‘Ur,’ Dora used full words. She had tiny fists, but I didn’t hold that against her.”
As Rick and Breckinridge became closer, they decided it was time to get together outside of Britannia. The pair chose Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as a prime meeting spot. Rick traveled from Florida for the occasion, while Breckinridge traveled nearly nine hours by bus from her home in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
“I remember being terrified waiting for the bus to arrive,” Rick said. “Would she like me? Would I like her? Would she see right through my secret identity and expose me to my super villain enemies?”
Thankfully, Breckinridge kept Rick’s secret identity to herself and the pair’s relationship continued to blossom. Soon after the Edmonton getaway, Breckinridge visited Rick in the states, and by 2006 the pair had turned their attention to something they both knew nothing about—immigration.
Read more of Rick Breckinridge’s story in Braving Britannia: Tales of Melancholy, Malice, and Peril in Ultima Online!