- "You have to get to the power control room and turn off the security seal!"
- ―Chancellor Palpatine to Anakin Skywalker during the Senate hostage crisis
Around 21 BBY, Cad Bane's posse infiltrated the Senate in order to force the release of Ziro the Hutt from prison. The group took over the power control room, leaving Robonino to override the system. He succeeded in cutting primary power, sealing off both buildings.
At the time of the take over, the room was occupied by a blue protocol droid, a green R5 astromech droid, a WED-15 Treadwell and a LEP servant droid. All were destroyed by one of Bane's IG-86 sentinel droids.