Ree-Yees was a male Gran criminal from Kinyen who suffered from a recessive genetic mutation, uncommon among Gran, which caused his hands to be deformed.
Ree-Yees enjoyed visiting other planets via Star Tours and often brought his custom three-eyed cameras to take pictures, despite flash photography not being allowed.
Ree-Yees was convicted of murder on Kinyen and was in hiding on Tatooine as a member of Jabba Desilijic Tiure’s court. He was an alcoholic and was often seen associating with Tessek. Ree-Yees was assigned the task of taking care of Jabba’s pet frog-dog, Bubo.
The distrustful Jabba had a short-range bomb implanted in him. When Jabba said a certain phrase, the bomb would explode, killing Ree-Yees and anyone next to him. This bomb could be used to kill an assassin, or if Ree-Yees himself was planning to kill Jabba (as he was).
Ree-Yees and Tessek were conspiring to plant a bomb on the Khetanna in order to assassinate Jabba. Prefect Eugene Talmont, who was in on this scheme, promised to clear Ree-Yees’s criminal record, which would allow him to return to Kinyen.
Ree-Yees then had Imperial surgeons place a small panel under Bubo’s flesh, which the Gran operative could use to order in components for a thermal detonator (hidden inside shipments of goatgrass) which he and Tessek planned to use to destroy Jabba’s sail barge. However, when the last and most vital component, the detonator, went missing, the plan seemed to be doomed. Bubo, angry at his mistreatment at the hands of Ree-Yees, had eaten it, thus ensuring Tessek’s plot would fail. Tessek, however, planted another thermal detonator on the barge.
Ree-Yees didn’t let his disappointment stop him making a few bets with his companions when the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker was thrown into the Rancor’s pit after he had enraged Jabba. Much to everyone’s surprise, Skywalker killed the beast. Ree-Yees was at Carkoon onboard Jabba’s sail barge when Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca were to be fed to the Sarlacc. When Princess Leia Organa was strangling Jabba, the Hutt triggered the hypnotic trigger to make Ree-Yees grab Leia and self-destruct. However, Jabba died before he could complete the sequence. Ree-Yees was killed during the sail barge’s explosion shortly afterwards.
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