The Gran on Kinyen have been a historically peaceful people. They have a strong affinity for technology and adapted to interplanetary travel quickly. Kinyen founded colonies on Malastare and and Hok, but both planets eventually won their independence. After this, Kinyen declared that none of its residents could leave the planet for an extended period of time. This further isolated them from the Galactic community and left many to conclude that the violent Gran found on Malastare were the norm, when actually they were mostly dicks.
Ree-Yees was one of the few native Gran to ever leave Kinyen after he was charged with murder. Murder most foul.