This article is about the characters in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth, also expanded to its television version Legend of the Seeker.
Kahlan Amnell is the Mother Confessor and the last living Confessor after Darken Rahl had hunted all the others down. She has green eyes (blue in the television series), long brown hair, and typically wears a flowing white dress when acting as the Mother Confessor (in Season 2 of the television series, she usually wears a brown dress) - a position akin in its power to a pope or empress. Like other Confessors, she needs time to restore her power after it has been used but recovers more quickly than others, taking only a couple of hours to do so. Indicative of her position as the Mother Confessor, her Confessor's power is also the strongest among the Confessors. Kahlan is the love interest of The Seeker - Richard Cypher. She has a kind and generous soul, remarkable for its resolution and devotion to her people, but only the brutal Mord-Sith have less pity for their enemies than does the Mother Confessor.
Richard Rahl is introduced to the series as Richard Cypher, an adopted son of George Cypher and the younger stepbrother of Michael Cypher. He learns that his real father is named Darken Rahl. He ends up killing him with out knowing that it was his father. He has 3 siblings: 2 half brothers and 1 half sister. He grew up as a woods guide in Westland and as a friend of the wizard Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander. Over the course of the series, he learns more of his heritage and his gift, facilitating his role as the Seeker of Truth and the master of D'Hara. Also through out the Series he also grows and learns a lot of High D'Haran. He reads the Journal of Kolo to understand and learn it.
He is described as having piercing grey eyes, not unlike that of a raptor, dark hair and a tall muscular form. In Debt of the Bones it reveals that Richard's grey eyes come from his mother. It has been quoted by a couple women in the book that he is the most handsome man they have ever seen. Richard is in love with Kahlan Amnell and sees her as the only reason he lives.
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