Rikti, brother of Mokti, is a fellow adventurer in Neoquest, but he took on more than he could swallow when he found Xantan in the Dank Caves, early in the game. Xantan cast a curse on him so that he couldn't even move from the spot he was in, a corner of a dungeon, apparently. Only after the Neoquest hero defeated Xantan was Rikti free to go back to Swamp Edge City, his home, and back to his brother.
An adventurer! It's been a long time since I met anyone else down here.
I was once an adventurer, like yourself, long ago... but Xantan discovered me and cast a magic on me that keeps me from leaving this place. I can't even move from this very spot!
You don't know who Xantan is? Then what are you doing in here?! Xantan is a powerful wizard... well, not that powerful, but more powerful than me! He lives at the bottom of this dungeon, and has for hundreds of years at least. That's all I know about him, and most of it I learned from the deeper denizens of this dungeon.
You did? Wha... my goodness! I can move again! I am free! Oh, thank you so much, [the Neoquest hero]. I can't tell you what this means to me.
I was born in a town to the southwest of here, called Swamp Edge City. It's on the edge of a swamp, you see... The founders weren't very creative, were they? Anyway, that's where I'm from, although I've been stuck here for a while so I haven't been home. It'll be some time before I can get my energy back up, but if you happen to visit Swamp Edge City, stop by and say hello to my brother Mokti, and tell him I'm all right and I'll be home soon!