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Second Battle of Helska
Conflict

Yuuzhan Vong War

Date

25 ABY

Place

Helska

Outcome

New Republic victory

Combatants

New Republic

Yuuzhan Vong

Commanders
Strength
Casualties
  • Rejuvenator
  • Warshack Rojo
  • At least 3 cruisers
  • At least 3 gunships
  • All Shieldships
  • Miko Reglia
  • Many coralskippers, majority of the Praetorite Vong
"Prefect Da'Gara and the Praetorite Domains—what did their blasphemous actions earn them but ice graves on what little remains of Helska 4, so far removed from Yuuzhan'tar it might as well be in the galaxy we left behind?"
Supreme Overlord Shimrra

The Second Battle of Helska was one of the first battles of the Yuuzhan Vong War in 25 ABY.

Soon after the end of the Battle of Dubrillion, Luke Skywalker conceived a plan for intruding himself into the Yuuzhan Vong's base of Helska IV. The Master would have used an iceborer to dig beneath the surface and reach the enemy base. Skywalker couldn't carry on his mission as Jacen Solo and his sister Jaina decided to take the task for themselves.

The the two twins left Dubrillion without authorization with Jaina at the command of the small mining ship Merry Miner which was carrying Jacen in his iceborer.

Once arrived near Helska IV, the iceborer was dropped off at the planet, but the Merry Miner was engaged by enemy coralskippers. At that time, the New Republic's task force led by the Imperial Star Destroyer Rejuvenator of Commander Warshack Rojo arrived in-system, along with the Millennium Falcon, and Jade Sabre.

However, the New Republic was soon overwhelmed, as they underestimated the Yuuzhan Vong force. The Yammosk was binding the soldiers together telepathically, making them fight as one. With this level of coordination, the Rejuvenator and several other warships were destroyed.

Before the battle ended however, Jacen Solo managed to infiltrate the Yuuzhan Vong base and save Danni Quee. Miko Reglia, however, died saving Jacen. Jacen and Danni escaped aboard the stylus ship, which was picked up by Jaina and brought back to Dubrillion. The remaining Republic forces also retreated back to Dubrillion.

The retreat wasn't long-lasting, however. With Danni Quee, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Solo, and Mara Jade Skywalker came up with a plan to freeze the Yammosk in its own Icy water by turning the energy it emitted back on itself with shieldships left over from Lando's enterprise on Nkllon. The Yuuzhan Vong forces, having their fleet of coralskippers spread around after the bigger attack before, were caught off guard.

As the shieldships maneuvered into position, Luke Skywalker took his X-wing towards the planet, having many coralskippers follow him. Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, and Danni Quee were aboard the Jade Sabre, with Jaina piloting, and Mara handling the guns. They flew in formation with the Millennium Falcon, who was being piloted by Han solo, with Anakin Solo on the guns. During the battle, Mara Jade lost consciousness because of her mysterious sickness, and the Jade Sabre plunged towards the planet. Luke Skywalker, in his X-wing, turned upside down, went below the Jade Sabre, and fired off his repulsorlift coils, pushing the ship back up.

By then, the evaporation was taking place, and working effectively, although some of the shieldships were sustaining critical damage or were being outright destroyed. The plan worked, however. The energy being reflected back on the planet evaporated the water, causing the planet to freeze, killing the Yammosk. The Yuuzhan Vong forces were thrown into disarray by the sudden loss of telepathic communications and were easily picked off. Because the ice expanded within the planet, it exploded, killing Da'Gara and nearly all of the Praetorite Vong.

Appearances

Yuuzhan Vong War
(25 ABY29 ABY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Galactic Civil War
(2 BBY19 ABY)

Concurrent: Ssi-ruuvi invasions
(1 BBY28 ABY)

Next: Dark Nest Crisis
(3536 ABY)

Battles of the Yuuzhan Vong War
Year One
(25 ABY)

First Osarian · First Helska IV · First Sernpidal · First Dubrillion
Second Helska IV · Birgis · Second Dubrillion · Dantooine
Artorias · Rychel · New Holgha · Garqi · Ithor · First Obroa-skai
First Ord Mantell · First Bilbringi · First Gyndine · Tynna · First Fondor

Year Two
(26 ABY)

Kalarba · Sriluur · Druckenwell · Rodia · Falleen
First Nal Hutta · Kubindi · First Duro · White dwarf · Yavin IV
Second Sernpidal · Yag'Dhul

Year Three
(27 ABY)

Vortex · Froz · Arkania · Myrkr · Talfaglio · First Borleias
Reecee · Eclipse · Black Bantha · First Coruscant · Hapes
Second Borleias · World-Well · Second Obroa-skai · Far Thunder

Year Four
(28 ABY)

Second Ylesia · Second Duro · Wayland · Bimmisaari
Second Gyndine · Second Nal Hutta · Ebaq 9 · Bastion · Borosk
Yaga Minor · Galantos · Fourth Bakura · Zonama Sekot · Esfandia

Final year
(29 ABY)

Third Duro · Second Fondor · Second Bilbringi · Mandalore
Second Ord Mantell · Third Gyndine · Fourth Gyndine · Tholatin
Selvaris · Caluula · Dac · Corulag · Yuuzhan'tar (Second Coruscant)

Other battles

Mantessa · Commenor · Kligson's Moon · Ord Sedra
Second Osarian · Uffel · First Ylesia · Fedje · Moltok

Related topics and articles

Nom Anor · Nas Choka · Great Doctrine · Jeedai heresy · Tsavong Lah · New Republic/GFFA · Cal Omas
Gilad Pellaeon · Viqi Shesh · Luke Skywalker · Vergere · Yuuzhan Vong: Castes, Empire, Homeworld

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