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Reess Kairn was a male Twi'lek Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic, who served the Jedi Order during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. Unknown to the Jedi High Council, Kairn had married a woman on his homeworld of Ryloth, whom he later murdered after discovering her infidelity. Turning to the dark side of the Force, Kairn fled the Order and paid for transgenderative surgery to make him look like a Human female. After hiding within the Order of the Ffib for several years, Kairn was hunted down by bounty hunter Aurra Sing and killed.
Reess Kairn was a member of the Jedi Order, having reached the rank of Jedi Knight, during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. On Ryloth, Kairn met a female with whom he fell in love, marrying her against the tenets of the Jedi Code and without the knowledge of the High Council. Keeping their love secret, Kairn remained an active Jedi, returning every so often to be with his wife.
On one occasion, Kairn returned to his home on Ryloth to find his mate with another man. Enraged, Kairn killed them both in his anger, before burning his home to the ground. Fearful of the punishment the High Council would seek against him, Kairn fled the Jedi Order and began a new life of piracy. Establishing a pirate crew, Kairn sunk deeper into the grasp of the dark side of the Force and began raiding mines and trade ships throughout the Mid Rim.
His last known raid was on the planet Lorahns, where he ransacked the Great Temple of the Order of the Ffib, and killed four priests during his departure. Escaping with priceless artifacts, Kairn disbanded his crew as the darkness in his heart lifted. Seeking redemption, Kairn hired three Shi'ido to simulate his appearance so he could escape the Ffib Inquisitors. As the three Shi'ido dispersed across the galaxy, Kairn went to Balmorra where he subjected himself to transgenderative surgery, altering his appearance in both species and gender, to become a Human or Near-Human female, in honor of his wife. The results of the surgery were convincing, yet poorly done, and left Kairn with long lopsided scars across her face. She subsequently joined the Order of the Ffib, disguised as a blind priestess, in honor of the priests she had killed.
To encourage the process of eliminating her doppelgangers, Kairn retreated to the Sanctuary Moon of Endor in 27 BBY and contracted the bounty hunter Aurra Sing to hunt down and kill "Reess Kairn". Claiming that the real Kairn had hired two Shi'ido to impersonate him, Kairn hoped that Sing would eliminate all three impersonators and believe that one was indeed the real Kairn. After Sing had traveled to Bespin, Hoth and Tatooine and killed each impersonator, she realized that she had been deceived and returned to Endor. While Kairn hired the Thranta Mercenaries to eliminate Sing should she discover the treachery, Sing appeared in Kairn's hut and shot her in the back of the head, killing her.
- The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Power of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 67 (CAN17, Mos Eisley Cantina Characters)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 113 (SIN8, Aurra Sing)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 113 (SIN2, Aurra Sing's Weapons and Equipment)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 129 (FFI2, Ffib Priests)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia