Richard Munroe has been a member of the Iron Filings for several years now after discovering them through their cafe. He has contributed much to the Iron Filings' collective knowledge of magic. His main contributions are on the fundamental nature and most effective application of magic. Some people have pointed out that many of his contributions are contradictory and have suggested that there should really only be one fundamental nature of magic, but these people haven't even discovered the fundamental nature of magic once. He has a twin brother named Bryan who travels the world conducting more conventional research.