Ripley inherited his father’s lumbering business, but only out of love for him. He has no interest in growing or selling trees as his life’s work, but he did not want to let his father down either. So, when his father informed him that he would be taking over the business, he simply obliged. Interestingly, the business has recorded great success since he took over, and he now supplies wood for various purposes all across Bannica. He’s also thinking of ways to incorporate his own personal passion - weapons and ammunition - into his father’s lumbering business that is now his.