...tist movement. She believed that signaling violence only invited violence in return. Padmé Amidala was also appointed by the Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to the Loyalist Committee, an exclusive group of Senators who would act as advisers to the Chancellor during the Separatist Crisis. She also served on a team of Republic diplomats that attempted to negotiate a peace with the Separatists, but unfortunately a number of terrorist attacks thwarted the negotiations.
In 22 BBY , Amidala was targeted for assassination by an unknown enemy, which she firmly believed to be Count Dooku. An attempt on her life was made by the bounty hunter Zam Wessel, resulting in the deaths of Amidala's decoy, handmaiden, and numerous other security guards on a Coruscant landing platform. Hours later, Amidala appeared in the Senate both to thwart reports of her death and openly criticize her enemies as well as supporters of the Military Creation Act, which she strongly opposed. After a brief conference with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, members of the Loyalist Committee and numerous members of the Jedi Council, it was decided that Amidala be placed under protection of the Jedi while the matter was being investigated.
Later that day, Amidala was reunited with Anakin Skywalker, the boy who played amajor role during the Naboo Crisis now a Padawan to Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had been...