|Position|| R2-Series Astromech Droid in service to the (Resistance)
Droid of the Grand Army's 501st (Galactic Republic)
R2-KT was a pink-plated R2 Series Astromech Droid who witnessed the rise and fall of numerous galactic powers. While in service to the Galactic Republic, R2-KT worked in the Republic Navy alongside the 501st Legion of the Grand Army of the Republic. Often serving aboard the flagship of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, she assisted in many of the campaigns, including the Battle of Teth, the Battle of Quell, and the Battle of Ryloth. Decades later, the droid eventually came into the service of Anakin Skywalker's daughter Leia Organa's Resistance about fifty years after the Clone Wars during their fight against the First Order, helping to maintain starfighters on the planet D'Qar as part of the ground forces of the Resistance. She helped prepare the starfighters for their assault on Starkiller Base, and following the battle, R2-KT attended the send-off of Rey and Chewbacca.
Droid of the 501st Edit
R2-KT was an R2-Series astromech droid who served in the Republic Navy beside the 501st Legion of the Grand Army during the Clone Wars, a campaign of the Galactic Republic against the Separatist Alliance. Early into the war, the son of Jabba the Hutt, was kidnapped by Separatists, and the 501st Legion was assigned to rescue the Huttlet. Meeting with Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, R2-KT and the 501st rendezvoused for a mission briefing in the hangar of a military assault ship above the planet Teth, the location of Jabba's son. Prior to the mission, Ahsoka Tano told the story of how she saved her master on Christophsis by collapsing a wall over him and onto battle droids. The story was funny to both clones and droids alike, prompting Captain Rex to ask Anakin Skywalker if it was true.
When the Jedi affirmed that most of it was, R2-KT and fellow astromech droid R2-D2 chuckled. Wasting no time, Skywalker reminded his men that they had a battle to prepare for, and at the order of Rex, R2-KT and the 501st disbanded. Later in the war, R2-KT served aboard the Resolute, a Venator-Class Star Destroyer, which served as Jedi General Skywalker's flagship and was commanded by Admiral Wullf Yularen. While the Resolute was defensively stationed in the Quell System of the Outer Rim, Jedi General Aayla Secura requested aid from Skywalker, since her forces were heavily outnumbered in the Battle of Quell. As the Resolute arrived in Quell's atmosphere, R2-KT was present in the capital ship's hangar bay beside a Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry gunship which Skywalker, Tano, and Rex promptly boarded. As R2-KT left the hangar, the commanders, along with two additional gunships, exited the Resolute to assist Secura's forces. In the time after the Battle of Quell, the planet Ryloth came under siege by Separatist forces led by Wat Tambor. To confront the blockade, the Republic dispatched three Star Destroyers, the Resolute, the Defender, and the Redeemer.
Skywalker assigned Tano to lead the attack through the blockade, and R2-KT was stationed in the Resolute's hangar bay as the Padawan and Blue Squadron prepared their starfighters. Once Tano and Blue Squadron engaged the enemy forces, four Munificent-Class star frigates appeared out of hyperspace to reinforce the blockade. Overpowered, the Star Destroyers were forced into a retreat, although the Redeemer was destroyed before it could escape. After the retreat, R2-KT remained in the Resolute hangar, moving past the remaining V-19 Torrent starfighters as Skywalker requested a head-count from two clone trooper pilots. Soon after, R2-KT continued roaming the hangar as Skywalker and R2-D2 made repairs to Tano's Delta-7B Aethersprite-Class light interceptor. After talking with Tano, Skywalker decided that they should return to the blockade, planning to use the heavily-damaged Defender to ram the Lucrehulk-class Droid Control Ship and break the Separatist formation. As the crew of the Resolute rushed to the hangar and worked to evacuate the Defender, R2-KT remained posted near an LAAT/i gunship. Skywalker's plan succeeded, and additional Republic ships arrived to begin the ground assault.
Droid of the Resistance Edit
After fighting for three years, the war came to an end, and the victorious Republic reformed into the Galactic Empire, with R2-KT surviving the war and subsequently serving in the new Empire. However, many systems were against the Imperial rule, so the Rebel Alliance was created, about twenty years after Empire's birth, the Galactic Civil War began. Four years after the Battle of Yavin, the Empire suffered a major loss at the Battle of Endor, in which Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine was killed. In the months after the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance reformed into the New Republic and decisively defeated the Empire in the Battle of Jakku. However, in the following decades, Imperial sympathizers created the First Order, threatening the safety of the Republic. To combat the First Order, Leia Organa created the Resistance, a small military force, and within six years of the Resistance's creation, R2-KT came into its service, operating at the Resistance base on the planet D'Qar. Like many Resistance droids, R2-KT was granted independence and viewed as a partner rather than a machine.
Battle of Starkiller Base Edit
Twenty-nine years after the Battle of Jakku, the First Order destroyed the Republic capital in the Hosnian system with the use of a superweapon called Starkiller Base. Alongside the loading droid B-U4D, the BB unit BB-8, and tech officer Peet Deretalia, R2-KT was part of the ground forces responsible to keep the T-70 X-Wing fighters ready for flight. In response, the Resistance established plans to bring down the weapon once and for all, and the pilots prepared their starfighters; during this time, R2-KT was stationed at the Resistance base airfield. Led by Poe Dameron, the Resistance began their assault on Starkiller Base, where they successfully able to destroy the superweapon by crippling its thermal oscillator. Shortly after, R2-D2 who also was in service to the Resistance completed a map to Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi, with the help of BB-8. Resistance members Rey and Chewbacca were selected to find Skywalker aboard the Millennium Falcon, and R2-KT attended their send-off in their search for the legendary Jedi Knight.
Droid Overview Edit
R2-Series Astromech Droid: R2-KT was a 1.09 meter-tall R2-Series astromech droid made by Industrial Automaton. Covered in white, pink-accented plating and a gray dome, she had a blue photoreceptor. R2-KT had a compassionate personality a characteristic present in the programming of all R2 units. R2-KT also displayed an appreciation for humor, chuckling with R2-D2 when Tano told a story about saving Skywalker's life. As an R2-Series astromech droid, R2-KT was equipped with an arc welder, a holoprojector, a reader socket, a recharge coupling, and various concealed tools. Additionally, she had two motorized all-terrain treads and a third, retractable tread for balancing on uneven surfaces.