- "Without Rhea, The Angry Rancor would be nothing but a collection of smelly animals."
- — Jack Raven
Jack Raven, owner of the Angry Rancor Cruiselines, hired an intriguing young woman as Cruise Director of the ship. Rhea Zuri ( — 9 ABY) became much more. His friend, confidant, lover, and competent assistant soon became inseperable from him. The two travelled to Tatooine with their pilot to capture the elusive Krayt Dragon — a legendary beast Jack had spent his lifetime researching. Despite a hair raising experience where the Krayt nearly had them for dinner, they were successful in capturing it.
They then got a purchase inquiry from the Emperor. Despite the vague warnings of Luke Skywalker, Jack and Rhea travelled to Dreven to deliver the beast and were made guests of Emperor Valak himself aboard the Palpatine. They were soon surprised that the Emperor wanted to show them something he himself prized more than Jack did the Dragon — his new Battle Station, the newest Death Star. Jumping to the secret construction site, Jack and Rhea were impressed, and intimidated, by the enormous station. It had been developed in secret so they worried that their knowledge of it would be short lived. Fortunately, the knowledge would not stay with them for long. Assisted by one of the Emperor's personal agents, their worries were negated by a case of amnesia instilled mysteriously in both of them just before they left. For weeks the two couldn't recall the exact details of the trip or what they had witnessed there.
They continued with their lives, coordinating a cruise to Gastus IV for various invited guests. While orbiting Gastus IV, Jack and Rhea went down to the planetto capture a small deer-like animal named the Dektu Nalis. While on planet, the unthinkable happened. Emperor Valak, in his quest for galactic domination had ironically chosen the same planet for his show of strength and a test of the new Death Star's primary weapon power.
Jack Raven and Rhea Zuri were killed in the destruction of Gastus. Their crew, aboard the Angry Rancor, was chased out of the system by the swarms of TIE fighters roiling out of the innards of the behemoth station. Weeks later, and with the galaxy in turmoil over these shocking events, Jack's nephew Ethan Katana arrived in Caspian space to take possession of his inheritance — the Angry Rancor cruiseliner and all of the animals it contained.