Ripley is 31% water, and has occasional earthquakes. It was founded in 1818 ORC by explorers looking for new trade routes after the Embroidery Rebellion. At the time it was completely unpopulated, but colonists began settling there shortly thereafter. It was alright there, and there were some decent natural resources, but it was too far away from any of the major trade routes to be of much value to anyone. there was a battle fought there at some point, but nobody is sure when or why.
Though the planet was largely unknown and not heavily populated, several significant people were from there: