Do remember, Maria has some rather personal issues with Richter (which were explained in DSWC II and will be touched upon again soon). He's got a lot of making up to do on that front, and I honestly don't know if he'll ever truly be able to.

In other words, Maria is totally in the right, yo.

 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.