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Riamfada is the crippled son of a metalworker in the settlement of the Three Streams. He is extremely talented in his trade, far surpassing his father, who encourages his son's talents and wants for him to be the best. One day, Connavar, comes to his workshop and offers to take him to the falls above the Three Streams to go swimming. Riamfada tells him that he cannot walk and so cannot go, Connavar says that he will carry him. Riamfada remains skeptical until his father tells him to go and shows regret about he being to old to carry him to the falls himself. Connavar carries him there and Riamfada begins to learn to swim and enjoys the experience and desire to go as often as possible. He befriends Connavar, Braefer and Govannan. One day the group is coming back from swimming and they are attacked by a bear. Connavar attempts to flee with Riamfada who pleads for Connavar to drop him and for him to save himself. Connavar continues to run, drops Riamfada, turns to the bear, draws his knife and faces the bear. the Bear is slain. Later at a festival Riamfada falls into a sleep and dies. His spirit is taken by the Seidh and he learns talents. He uses his former talents and his new powers to make a sword for Connavar.

In Midnight Falcon he makes a shield for Bane.

In Stormrider he trains an apprentice and sends him to the Western continent. Riamfada then leaves the world and goes to rest with his friends. His duty to the Rigante and to the magic of the world fulfilled.

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