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- "Presence detected."
"Two-Four-S, secure the intersection."
- ―YVH 2-4S and Anakin Solo, shortly before the former's destruction
YVH 2-4S, also known as Two-Four-S, was a YVH 2 S-series battle droid produced by Tendrando Arms during the Yuuzhan Vong War. In 27 ABY, it and another YVH droid were part of a mainly Jedi strike team tasked with going to the Yuuzhan Vong controlled planet of Myrkr and eliminating the threat of the voxyn, genetically-engineered predators who could hunt the Jedi through the Force. After commandeering the corvette analog Exquisite Death from its Yuuzhan Vong owners, YVH 2-4S and the strike team inserted themselves onto the Baanu Rass worldship, which was orbiting Myrkr. There, 2-4S and the group rescued a pair of Dark Jedi who had been imprisoned by the Yuuzhan Vong. However, soon after arriving on the worldship, YVH 2-4S was destroyed as he engaged and eliminated two enemy coralskippers that had happened upon the team's location. In the end, though the team lost many other members, the threat of the voxyn was dealt with.
Taking the Exquisite DeathEdit
- "What's that I feel? It can't be a voxyn. Two-Four-S and I killed it. I'm looking at its body right now."
"Just keep an eye on those ducts. There's another one."
- ―Jaina and Anakin, during the fighting on the Exquisite Death
A YVH-series battle droid, YVH 2-4S was produced by the company Tendrando Arms around 27 ABY, during the Yuuzhan Vong War, in which the extra-galactic Yuuzhan Vong invaded the galaxy and engaged the New Republic in war. That year, the Yuuzhan Vong's shaper caste genetically engineered the dangerous voxyn to hunt the Jedi Knights, who were protecting the New Republic, through the Force. These voxyn soon began to take a heavy toll on the ranks of the Jedi as the beasts hunted and killed them. In response to this, a Jedi strike team was commissioned to deal with the threat, as it had been discovered that the shaper's were using a voxyn queen as a genetic template for all of the other voxyns that they cloned into creation. Additionally, it was also found that the location where the Yuuzhan Vong were creating the voxyn was on or near the planet Myrkr, which was controlled by the enemy of the New Republic.
Composed of mainly young Jedi, including the Solo siblings Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin, the strike team was also accompanied by YVH 2-4S and another YVH-series battle droid, YVH 2-1S. Because the team's destination was behind Yuuzhan Vong lines, they had to find a way to pass through unharmed. Due to this, a plan was formed and implemented. Entrepreneur Lando Calrissian, the owner of Tendrando Arms, took the two war droids and the seventeen young Jedi near enemy lines in his starship the Lady Luck, where he meet up with the Yuuzhan Vong ship Exquisite Death. Under the pretense of trading the Jedi on his ship for the lives of the refuges the invaders had captured over the world of Talfaglio, Calrissian had his crew "capture" the Jedi and bring them to Commander Duman Yaght of the Exquisite Death. 
While the captured Jedi staged a brief diversion to ensure that they were the only target of attention, 2-4S and 2-1S exited the Lady Luck via its disposal chute along with an equipment pod full of useful supplies. They attached that equipment pod to the bottom of the boarding craft that Yaght had used to get to Calrissian's ship, and when the Yuuzhan Vong took the Jedi back to the Exquisite Death, the wardroids came with them unbeknownst to Yaght and his troops. The Jedi endured torture while the Yuuzhan Vong ship took them deeper into enemy lines, but when the Jedi decided that the Exquisite Death had taken them far enough, Anakin signaled to 2-4S and 2-1S to aid them via a voice-activated implant on his body. YVH 2-4S penetrated the hull of the vessel with ten coma gas canisters to knock out the crew, and, after blowing a hole in the outer hull, 2-4S sealed it to the open equipment pod that they had brought with them with emergency patching foam, while 2-1S stood guard inside the vessel. On their way to rescue the captive Jedi, the two wardoids encoutered the Exquisite Death's three voxyn, and presumably killed them with thermal detonators. With 2-1S entering the room where the Jedi were held first, the other YVH entered on his heels, and dispatched two warriors, both whom had been trying to kill the Jedi members of the strike team.
Once the weapons arsenal held within the equipment pod was handed out after all of the Jedi were free, and their guards dispatched, the team then set out to eliminate any other Yuuzhan Vong crew or warriors who had escaped the effects of the coma gas used by 2-4S, and to rescue Jedi Ganner Rhysode, who was being held captive elsewhere. As the team began their sweep of the ship, 2-4S was at the very back of the group, and was tasked with covering the Wookiee Jedi Lowbacca as he inserted flechette mines into the Exqusite Death's system ducks. After one of the voxyns, which had survived the initial encounter with the YVH wardroids, detonated one of the mines in the ducks, further injuring itself, 2-4S was sent back to look out for Jaina, who was with another section of the team. Jaina and YVH 2-4S kept the wounded beast in the ducks, and eventually killed it, though another voxyn had managed to survive, and it engaged part of the strike team before being driven into the ducks. In the end, the team seized the Exquisite Death completely, killing Yaght and rescuing Rysode, and took no casualties doing so.
- "Decoy away. Pod one away. Enemy arrest tentacles have captured decoy. Decoy detonation. Heavy damaged to enemy vessel."
- ―2-4S reports the progress of the pod drop over the Baanu Rass
The group used the Yuuzhan Vong vessel to get to Myrkr, and upon there approach to the planet, found it orbited by the worldship Baanu Rass. Because the Jedi sensed Force-sensitives on the worldship with the voxyn, the strike team could not go through with their primary plan, which was to target the voxyn cloning facility with a baradium missile and destroy it. They also speculated that since the Yuuzhan Vong were keeping Force-sensitives hostage, they must have some ysalamiri, creatures who could create a bubble in which the Force was not useable, to ensure that prisoners did not escape. Nearing the worldship, Anakin sensed that they were being led into a trap, and had the others arm and ready the missile. When a matalok enemy ship appeared over the Baanu Rass and positioned it self between the Exquisite Death and the loading area to the voxyn cloning facility on the worldship, the crew fired the missile after being contacted by the commander of that matalok to surrender. The matalok was completely destroyed, but other Yuuzhan Vong forces soon surrounded the strike team's vessel, aware that the Exquisite Death was no longer under their control.
While the Bith Jedi Ulaha Kore, who had been wounded the most during the torture, flew the captured ship as the enemy ships attempted to apprehend it with arresting tenetalces, the strike team, minus Kore and 2-1S, packed themselves into five Yuuzhan Vong cargo pods. After 2-4S blew a hole in the hull of the Exquisite Death, the first pod that was dropped out through the hole was the decoy pod, and was filled with explosives. When one of the pursuing vessels caught it was a set of tentacles, the pod exploded, making the Yuuzhan Vong forces think that all of the pods were bombs. The other four pods fell out of the ship as the Exquisite Death pulled away from the Baanu Rass, and Kore led the pursuing ships on a chase. The Jedi used the Force to slow their pods down as they neared the surface of the worldship, though 2-4S's pod, the fourth one, was not slowed down, Despite this, the YVH survived the crash. Meanwhile, 2-1S was launched from the captured vessel in a shuttle, and after leading more ships away, sacrificed itself in an explosion to take out as many enemy forces as it could.
The pods the strike team used were destroyed with thermal detonators to make it look like they had been more bombs, and 2-4D and the team set out for the loading area, which was a space port, for the voxyn cloning facility. Before long, two coral skippers approached the area where the pods had landed, and 2-4S and the team were forced to hide in the dust until they passed. After they resumed their course for the spaceport, the Jedi sensed Kore's death through the Force, as her pursuers had caught up to the Exquisite Death. Before they reached the space port, the group had to pass through a deadly swath of senalak plants, which prompted the Rodian Jedi Jovan Drark to use a Force wave to fell the plants in their way. Reaching the space port, they found that it was a landing pit in the ground surrounded by a colonnade barrier accessed by a series of living air locks.
In need of a distraction, Anakin used the Force to flick a capsule filled with the mating pheromones of ysalamiri into one of the air locks that had been opened by some service crew. Just then, 2-4S reported that a enemy frigate was coming towards the spaceport. Soon, the mating pheromones drew a group of ysalamiri out of the colonnade, and the distraction caused by them to the Yuuzhan Vong forces was enough for the strike team to done their holoshrouds, which disguised them as their enemy, and to step out from cover and approach the space port. Rysode and 2-4S covered the rest of the strike team as they made their way to the space port, and they soon joined them on the other side of one of the airlock valves. The plan was to get to the get to the place where the ysalamiri were being kept, which would be where the Force-sensitives were being imprisoned, and then the team would go back to steal a rescue shuttle in the space port.
Freeing the Dark JediEdit
- "Mine detonation confirmed. Casualty count unavailable."
- ―YVH 2-4S
On their way to the area were the ysalamiri were, the group encountered a Yuuzhan Vong who engaged them in conversation. However, with Jedi Tahiri Veila's help with the language, Rysode managed to accidently insult the being, which caused the Yuuzhan Vong to go away. When they reached the ysalamiri area, the Force abilities of the Jedi were temporally taken away due to the presence of walking Olbio trees, which had ysalamiri in their leaves, in the corridor that led to their destination. The group used their disguising holoshrouds to get to the first pair of guards, and killed them before switching their hologram devices off. While Jacen, Rysode, and 2-4S watched the entrance to the ysalmariri room, and another contingent disposed of the ysalamiri, the rest of the team dispatched the remaining guards present, leaving a single shaper left.
That shaper was soon killed by one of the two captured Dark Jedi in the room, Lomi Plo, via the Force, as all of the Jedi and Dark Jedi in the room could use the Force now that the ysalamiri were no more. Plo and the other Dark Jedi, Welk, were the Force-sensitives that the Jedi in the strike team had sensed when they arrived over Myrkr, and they allied with the strike team in order to destroy the voxyn. However, the group in the former ysalamiri room were interrupted by Rysode and Jacen, who reported that a shuttle had arrived from the frigate that had come near the Baanu Rass earlier. This shuttle disgorged Executor Nom Anor, the feathery Fosh Vergere, and over a hundred warriors, all tasked with capturing the Solo twins Jacen and Jaina. Because the spaceport had become hazardous to the team's health do to the fact that the Yuuzhan Vong that they had insulted earlier had pointed Anor and the others in their direction, Plo suggested that they head to the voxyn cloning facility via a training course that the shapers used to teach the voxyn to hunt Force-sensitives.
Although most of the team did not trust the Dark Jedi, they had not choice but to follow as Plo led them there. Soon, they came to a canyon passage where Lowbacca and Rysode laid a series of mines, before they proceeded to enter a side trail that branched off the corridor. Shortly after leaving the cooridor, 2-4S reported that the mines had been detonated by their pursuers. When a pair of coralskippers passed by overhead before diving down towards the tree tops that covered the team, Anakin had the YVH secure the intersection while the rest of the team descended into a swampy area. The wardroid fired upon the lead coralskipper, destroying it, but the other one sprayed a deadly chemical mist near the team's location. Using its propulsion rockets, 2-4S rose into the air, firing upon the other ship, but was struck by plasma from the coralskipper. 2-4S steered itself into its opponent, and using its self destruct charges, took out the enemy craft.
In the end, the team did manage to kill the voxyn queen, ending the threat to the Jedi, though many of the team's members perished on the mission.
As a YVH wardroid, specifically a YVH 2 S-series variant, 2-4S was designed to be able to kill members of the Yuuzhan Vong species with ease. It was armored in Laminanium, which was strong and had self-regenerating properties, and was armed with a blaster cannon and targeting minirockets. It also possessed propulsion rockets and self destruct charges, though it had a sensor package that lacked deep space detection. The droid also had a built in comlink that could contact other YVHs, and as a S-series YVH, 2-4S had black colored star-spangled camouflage armor.
During the fight with the coralskippers, 2-4S used his self destruct charges to take out the last enemy craft after he was critically damaged. Jacen considered the YVH a valuable and respected part of the strike team.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star by Star (First appearance)