(Considering how controversial the Yuuzhan Vong are among Star Wars fans, I wondered how I could make them better. This is a little something I came up with.)
Displayed here are two Yuuzhan Vong warriors, both representing Domain Kaahn; whose glyph can be seen on their loincloths. Warriors such as these would descend to a planet's surface only during the later stages of an invasion, once resistance had been seriously weakened by orbital bombardments, Vongforming, and warbeast infestation. Those enemies who still lived had, by definition, proven their worthiness through skill-at-arms, cunning, or sheer luck. As such, they would be 'glorified' with a warrior's death, ideally a long and drawn-out 'striping' that would inflict maximum pain and mutilation while keeping the enemy warrior alive and capable of resistance for as long as possible. When the performance of warriors was evaluated, a true striping was worth ten normal kills, and counted as a sacrifice.
The warrior on the left is actually a Worker Caste volunteer, one of the millions who made up the bulk of Yuuzhan Vong infantry. Such volunteers sought wealth and status through success in combat, with the ultimate reward being promotion to the Warrior Caste. This particular one is wearing a common suit of Voodun Crab armour, so-called for the Voodun crab shell and plastron from which its plates are carved. The armour includes an underlay of woven arachnid silks and Yorik coral, the latter allowing it to form-fit its wearer's body. A generic suit such as this one would provide limited protection against blaster fire, while better suits provided far grearer protection. This volunteer has chosen to carry an amphistaff, a twin-bladed fighting staff much appreciated by the Warrior Caste for the artistry of its use. He has also been permitted to add retractable fighting claws to his armour, suggesting that he is well on the way to promotion.
The warrior on the left is a member of one of the Warrior Caste's many subsidiary cults, who worshipped the lesser gods in service to Yun-Yammka, the War God. The helmet implies membership in the cult of Yun-Shistai, the Horned Destroyer. Yun-Shistai cultists were notorious even among the Yuuzhan Vong for their extreme, sometimes insane aggression in battle. His armour is suitably ornate, and protective, for a warrior of his status. The short cape suggests Subaltern rank, implying leadership of many hundreds of warriors.