Rico Meiersdorf was the youngest son of Holofernes Meiersdorf. In 1272 the halfling was working for Francis Bedlam, better known as the King of Beggars, as a spy. However Cyprian Wiley, the person Rico was tasked to spy on, exposed him and brought him to his casino in order to torture him and learn all the informations he knew.
If Geralt helps Rico: Luckily for the halfling, the witcher Geralt of Rivia freed him and helped him escape from Wiley's casino. The King of Beggars later recommended him to leave the city for his safety.