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Name: R2-R9
Date destroyed: 32 BBY, Naboo Royal Starship, over Naboo
Manufacturer: Industrial Automaton
Product line: R-series
Model: R2 series astromech droid
Class: Astromech droid
Height: 0.96 meters (3 ft, 2 in)
Sensor color: Black
Plating color: Red, silver, white
Type: Industrial Automaton R2 Astromech Droid

DEXTERITY 1D
KNOWLEDGE 1D
MECHANICAL 2D
        Astrogation 5D, Space Transports 3D, Starfighter Piloting 3D
PERCEPTION 1D
STRENGTH 1D
TECHNICAL 2D
        Capital Ship Repair 5D, Computer Programming/Repair 4D, Starfighter Repair 5D*, Space Transport Repair 5D
* Astromech droids, if acting in co-pilot capacity, may attempt starship repairs while in flight.

Equipped With:
        Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
        Retractable heavy grasper arm (lifting skill at 2D)
        Retractable fine work grasper arm
        Extendable 0.3 metre long video sensor (360o rotation)
        Small electric arc welder (1D to 5D damage, 0.3 metre range)
        Small circular saw (4D damage, 0.3 metre range)
        Video display screen
        Holographic projector/recorder
        Fire extinguisher
        Acoustic signaller
        Small (20cm. by 8 cm.) internal "cargo" area
        Some additional tools and equipment

Move: 5

Description: R2-R9 was an R2 series astromech droid that served the Royal House of the planet Naboo during the Invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation in the year 32 BBY. It served aboard the Naboo Royal Starship when Queen Padmé Amidala used the vessel to flee from the besieged planet. When the starship took damage from Trade Federation fire, R2-R9 and several other astromech droids traveled to the ship's exterior to try and repair damage to the shield generator. However, R2-R9 was struck by enemy fire and destroyed while trying to carry out repairs.

Biography
Escaping Naboo
The R2 series astromech droid designated R2-R9 served the Royal House of the planet Naboo during the reign of Queen Padmé Amidala. In the year 32 BBY, Naboo was invaded by the Trade Federation, and the planet's capital of Theed was captured. With the aid of the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Amidala and some of her staff escaped from the Federation and boarded the J-type 327 Nubian Naboo Royal Starship in one of the hangars of the Theed Royal Palace.

R2-R9 was one of several astromech droids aboard the starship when it departed the hangar to try and escape Naboo. As the starship left Naboo's atmosphere, Kenobi brought the Gungan Jar Jar Binks down to the droid hold, where R2-R9 and the other astromechs were recharging at droid stations, and told him to wait there with the droids. The Royal Starship then came under fire from Trade Federation Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 cargo freighters blockading the planet.

Lost in the line of duty
R2-R9 was destroyed while trying to repair the Naboo Royal Starship during its escape through the Trade Federation blockade.

A shot from one of the freighters damaged the Royal Starship's shield generator, which set off an alarm in the droid hold. R2-R9 and the other droids immediately left their docking stations and rolled over to a lift that would take them to the ship's exterior. R2-R9 was second onto the hull after G8-R3, and the droids quickly set about attempting repairs.

As R2-D2—the last droid onto the ship's exterior—reached the damaged generator, R2-R9 was struck by a shot from one of the Trade Federation vessels and was destroyed. Each of the other droids were then picked off one by one until only R2-D2 remained; however, he was able to complete the repairs to the generator and save the ship, which successfully escaped the blockade.

Characteristics
R2-R9 was an R-series astromech droid with red, silver, and white plating. The droid's equipment included a polarity sink at the base of its body and a sensor hatch in its dome. R2-R9's status indicator was red in color when active, and its sensor was black. Like all R2 units, it was manufactured by Industrial Automaton and stood 0.96 meters (3 feet, 2 inches) tall.


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