- "Show me the main controls for the pods."
"Do it now!"
"There's a control on level 125...."
- ―Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi inquires about the main controls for the Senate repulsorpods on Tier 125 from a terrified Senatorial aide during a murderous attack on the Galactic Senate Building.
Senate Chamber attackEdit
In 24 BBY, before the Clone Wars, galactic criminals Granta Omega and Jenna Zan Arbor conducted a major operation against the Republic. They targeted not only hundreds of Senators, their advisors, and some Senatorial aides, but also their prime target, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, in a massive assassination attempt in the Senate Building's Grand Convocation Chamber.
125 helps turn the tideEdit
Omega's army of programmed seeker droids (hundreds strong) contained the vital information to key Senators as well as to Palpatine. Soon, the Senate chamber was "filled with shouts and screams, the smoke of blasters, and the unmistakable smell of fear." Once the attack had commenced, one member of the Jedi Order that had raced to the Senate's desperate defense—Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi—quickly realized, because of the droids' advantage of flight, that the Jedi needed an edge to even have a fighting chance in protecting the thousands of beings there, who were their stewardship. But fate seemed to smile on the Republic when Kenobi found a terrified Senatorial assistant hiding among the opulent drapery of planet Belazura's pod, still tethered to its docking point. Kenobi asked the aide where the main pod controls were. Hearing the durasteel in Obi-Wan's voice, the hesitant assistant quickly let him board, then dropped the pod 10 levels to show him the central controls for the repulsorpods (which overrode all individual-pod controls) that were set in a wall-panel on Senate Tier 125. Pushing several diagram indicators, Kenobi formed the pods in a schematic, shaping large blocs of them to take on a stepping-stone effect throughout the Senate chamber. Telling the trembling aide to remain where he was, for safety, Obi-Wan raced back to the tier entrance, where he could already see he'd been successful. Able now to cover more airspace, the Jedi were jumping from pod to pod, steadily decreasing the number of droids that were zeroing in on the terrified Senators. And Jedi reinforcements from the Temple, including Shaak Ti and Coleman Trebor, were now charging out onto the Senate floor. The Jedi could see that the tide had turned.
Although Omega's plot was ultimately foiled by the Jedi, who were able to contain the murderous attack, 45 Senators, Senatorial aides and guards (plus a civilian, former Romin tyrant Roy Teda), yet lost their lives before it was over.
- Jedi Quest: The False Peace (First appearance)