"Skreej" is an eight-page comic from Star Wars Tales 10, published by Dark Horse Comics on December 12, 2001. "Skreej" was written by Mike Kennedy, lettered by Steve Dutro, and pencilled by Francisco Ruiz Velasco. Set in 4 ABY, "Skreej" details the story of Tamtel Skreej, who is searching for his belongings on the planet Tatooine after they were stolen from him.

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Tamtel Skreej

Tamtel Skreej is at an Imperial Information Center on the planet Tatooine. Skreej tells the officer behind the desk about how his ID and luggage had been stolen after he'd passed out drunk the night before. The officer suggested that a bribe might be the only way to get his stuff back quickly. Skreej walks out of the center fuming at the officer and calling him a "mercenary". The officer is likewise fuming at the lack of bribe and called Tamtel Skreej a "tourist".

Skreej then goes to a local cantina in order to drown his sorrows. He asks for a pint, but is unable to pay for it and is beginning to panic when a friendly local pays for the drink for him. The local tells him that everyone can see he's not from Tatooine because he is too clean, as even the richest locals have a layer of dust on them. The local then suggests that he buy one of his maps. Skreej realizes that the local saw him in the cantina just before he was robbed. The local tells him that he was drunk as a fish and that the lady he was with had to carry him out. The local keeps suggesting that the Skreej should buy a map, but Skreej continues asking questions about the previous night, eventually finding out that they left in a rented speeder. He then runs out of the cantina as the local yells back at him angrily, "Hey! Where you goin'? You owe me 8 credits! Lousy tourist…"

Skreej talks with the Proprietor of Randal's Rentals.

After talking to people at every Rental garage in town, Skreej ends up at Randal's Rentals, a cheap and sleazy rental garage. After pestering the proprietor Skreej finds out that the thief went to the Jundland Wastes and Jabba's Palace after renting a speeder.

Skreej then hitches a ride with a Swoop gang and ends up in Jabba's Palace. After the Gatekeeper Droid refuses to let him in, Skreej gets in by hiding in a Jawa's crate. As he infiltrates the palace he notices someone wearing his hat. Skreej yells to the man, who turns around, surprised that Skreej is there. The man begins to lead Skreej out of the palace, but Tamtel starts screaming about how his job has been taken from him. He starts yelling for security, but as Barada and a Gamorrean guard arrive, the man pushes Skreej into a hole marked "Rancor Chum." The man then introduces himself to Barada as "Tamtel Skreej".

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"Skreej" first appeared in Star Wars Tales #10, published by Dark Horse Comics, released on December 12, 2001. It was later collected in Star Wars Tales Volume 3, released on February 26, 2003. "Skreej" was written by Mike Kennedy, pencilled by Francisco Ruiz Velasco, and lettered by Steve Dutro.

The design of Tamtel Skreej was based on the late Mexican comedian Gaspar Enaine also known as "Capulina".

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Due to the fact that "Skreej" was published in an issue of Star Wars Tales before Issue #21, the canonicity of this story is ambiguous.[1]

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Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living Force · Mara Jade: A Night on the Town · Extinction, Part 1 · Skippy the Jedi Droid
Tales 2: Routine · Extinction, Part 2 · Stop That Jawa! · Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain Tarpals · Deal with a Demon · Lady Luck · Three Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of Doubt · A Death Star Is Born · Spare Parts · Sand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below · What They Called Me · A Summer's Dream · Hoth · Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk Street · A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite! · Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
Junkheap Hero · The Hidden · Thank the Maker
Tales 7: Single Cell · Nerf Herder · Jedi Chef · Outbid But Never Outgunned · Force Fiction
Tales 8: Captain Threepio · The One That Got Away · The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand! · Death Star Pirates · Bad Business
Tales 9: Resurrection · Hate Leads to Lollipops · The Rebel Four
Tales 10: Trooper · Skreej · Nameless · A Wookiee Scorned! · Free Memory
Tales 11: Prey · In the Beginning · The Princess Leia Diaries · Tall Tales · Ghost
A Jedi's Weapon
Tales 12: A Day in the Life · A Jedi's Weapon · The Revenge of Tag & Bink · Once Bitten · The Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle Peace · The Secret of Tet-Ami · Survivors · Stones · The Sith in the Shadow · Children of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse Endor · The Emperor's Court · Urchins · Tides of Terror · The Lesson · Smuggler's Blues · Mythology
Tales 15: Sandstorm · First Impressions · Falling Star · Do or Do Not · Slippery Slope · Lucky Stars
Tales 16: The Other · Best Birthday Ever · The Long, Bad Day · Kessel Run · Lunch Break · Heart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the Dead · All for You · Phantom Menaces · Ghosts of Hoth · The Apprentice · Dark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the Galaxy · Payback · Being Boba Fett · The Way of the Warrior · Revenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New Empires · The Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be Underestimated
Rather Darkness Visible · The Rebel Club · The Lost Lightsaber · Into the Great Unknown · Storyteller
Tales 20: George R. Binks · Who's Your Daddy · Fred Jawa · Luke Skywalker: Detective · Hunger Pains · Failing Up With Jar Jar Binks
Nobody's Perfect · Problem Solvers · Melvin Fett · Young Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter One · Walking the Path That's Given · Equals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor Bound · Nomad Chapter Two · Marooned
Tales 23: Shadows and Light · Nomad Chapter Three · Lucky
Tales 24: Marked · Fett Club · Unseen, Unheard · Nomad Chapter Four
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